Babergh District Council urges businesses to implement safety precautions after child fractures leg at pub in Sudbury
Businesses using bouncy castles and inflatable play equipment have been urged to seek advice on proper safety precautions, after a child sustained a fractured leg in Sudbury earlier this year.
A youngster suffered the injury after falling from a bouncy castle at The Maldon Grey pub in Cats Lane back in May.
The pub’s director was subsequently issued with a caution under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, having failed to have adequate safety measures or an appropriate risk assessment in place for its inflatable play equipment.
The business has since worked to take measures in order to avoid future preventable accidents.
In the wake of the incident, Babergh District Council is now urging other businesses across the district to get in touch, should they need help with implementing appropriate measures to safely operate play equipment.
Elisabeth Malvisi, Babergh District Council’s cabinet member for environment, said: “Our food and safety officers work hard to make sure businesses are armed with the information they need to make eating out and playing in the district a safe and great experience.
“We don’t want to see any family days ruined by injury or worse through a preventable accident.
“It’s encouraging that, working alongside our officers, the Maldon Grey pub has now been able to put the correct measures in place.
“I’d encourage any other business that hasn’t already, to seek advice from our safety team and help make our district as safe as possible.”
If you need further advice, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.babergh.gov.uk/business/health-and-safety/health-and-safety-topics.
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