Sudbury care home in court over health and safety

Ipswich Crown Court
Ipswich Crown Court

The operator of a Sudbury care home has denied breaching health and safety regulations.

Chilton Care Homes Ltd, which runs the Chilton Croft home in Newton Road, yesterday appeared at Ipswich Crown Court.

The company pleaded not guilty to contravening a requirement imposed by the lifting operations and lifting equipment regulations of the Health and Safety at Work Act.

It is alleged that on or before November 14, 2013, Chilton Care Homes Ltd failed to ensure a lifting operation involving the hoisting of residents, and specifically Freda Cracknell, was properly planned by a competent person, appropriately supervised and carried out in a safe manner.

The company is due back at the same court on August 29 to stand trial.

Judge John Devaux said the trial was expected to last for three days.

Chilton Care Homes Ltd is based in Forest Drive, Leytonstone.