AQW 5596/17-22 – HSE Inspections

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for the Economy, pursuant to AQW 5085/17-22, (i) how many of the 21 inspections were unannounced; (ii) how many of the 21 inspections recorded deficiencies in those food processing plants; and (iii) where deficiencies were recorded, what enforcement actions were taken by the Health and Safety … Continue reading AQW 5596/17-22 – HSE Inspections

Meat processing workers must be protected

SDLP Agriculture Spokesperson Patsy McGlone MLA has said that workers at meat processing plants must be assured that every step is being taken to secure their safety following reports of a small number of Covid-19 cases at Moy Park.  Mr McGlone said that the North must learn from outbreaks at meat processing plants in other … Continue reading Meat processing workers must be protected

AQW 5459/17-22 – Site Inspections Food Processing Plants

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for the Economy, pursuant to AQW 4123/17-22, how many of the ten unannounced inspections recorded deficiencies in those food processing plants; and what enforcement actions were taken by the Health and Safety Executive. Minister for the Economy: HSENI did not identify any breaches requiring formal enforcement … Continue reading AQW 5459/17-22 – Site Inspections Food Processing Plants

AQW 5085/17-22 – Site Inspections of Food Processing Plants

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for the Economy how many site inspections of food processing plants have been carried out by the Health and Safety Executive, each week since 14 May 2020. Minister for the Economy: There have been 21 inspections of food processing plants carried out by the Health and … Continue reading AQW 5085/17-22 – Site Inspections of Food Processing Plants

McGlone urges farm workers to exercise caution as slurry incidents rise

SDLP Farming Spokesperson Patsy McGlone MLA has urged farm workers to be cautious when working with slurry. The Mid Ulster MLA said, "Everyone working on a farm knows how dangerous slurry can be. It’s so easy to become overwhelmed by fumes, putting yourself and others in danger. "Even experienced farm workers need to exercise extra … Continue reading McGlone urges farm workers to exercise caution as slurry incidents rise