Thurrock Council take McDonalds to court on “directing traffic” charge

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A MCDONALDS branch in West Thurrock has been taken to court by Thurrock Council on a number of health and safety charges.

The charge is as follows:

On or before 18/04/2014 at West Thurrock, being an employer, failed to ensure, so far as was reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work of all your employees in that Failed to provide such information, instruction, training and supervision as is necessary to ensure, as far as was reasonably practicable, the health and safety and welfare of all its employees.

On and before the 18th of April 2014, MCDONALDS RESTAURANTS LIMITED, being an employer within the meaning of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, contravened regulation 3(1)(a) of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, in that it failed to make a suitable and sufficient assessment of the risks to the health and safety of its employees to which they are exposed whist they are at work, including the risks involved in directing traffic at McDonalds ‘Drive-thru’ Restaurant, Cygnet View, West Thurrock Contrary to section 33(1)(c) and Schedule 3A of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974.

On and before the 18th of April 2014, MCDONALDS RESTAURANTS LIMITED, being an employer within the meaning of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, contravened regulation 13(3)(b) of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, in that it failed to ensure that its employees involved in directing traffic at McDonalds ‘Drive-thru’ Restaurant, Cygnet View, West Thurrock were provided with adequate health and safety training in that it failed to adapt to take account of any new or changed risks to the health and safety of those employees following two accidents involving the directing of traffic Contrary to section 33(1)(c) and Schedule 3A of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974.

On and before the 18th of April 2014, MCDONALDS RESTAURANTS LIMITED, being an employer within the meaning of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, contravened regulation 13(3)(b) of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, in that it failed to ensure that its employees involved in directing traffic at McDonalds ‘Drive-thru’ Restaurant, Cygnet View, West Thurrock were provided with adequate health and safety training in that it failed to adapt to take account of any new or changed risks to the health and safety of those employees following two accidents involving the directing of traffic

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