The importance of wellness management and corporate culture has been highlighted after a manufacturing firm was fined.

Earlier this week, Hendy Hydraulics pleaded guilty to breaching health and safety legislation and was charged £20,000 after it was found to have deliberately bypassed the locking mechanism on doors to machines with dangerous moving parts.

Inspectors from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) launched an investigation into the firm after they discovered the failing last March.

HSE inspector Sally Brecken said: "Companies have a legal duty to ensure there are adequate safeguards in place to prevent access to dangerous parts of machinery."

Firms that wish to learn more about wellness management could attend conferences on health and safety policies.

This could be especially relevant after the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents' occupational safety adviser Roger Bibbings recently urged bosses to take health and safety matters more seriously and aim to prevent workplace accidents.

Posted by Cameron Thomson