Tags: safety at work

Company’s risk assessment failure

A forklift truck driving employee of Manufacturer Vesuvius UK Limited of Derbyshire was badly injured when he fell from a ramp whilst unloading a lorry on 15th February 2010. He was unloading a 7-metre long container at its Sheepbridge Works in Chesterfield using his truck and mobile ramp when the ramp became separated from the…

Richard Evens: Corporate manslaughter is a warning to businesses

The £385,000 fine for Cotswold Geotechnical Holdings Ltd, following the tragic death of geologist Alexander Wright and subsequent corporate manslaughter trial, serves as a clear warning to businesses and senior management that health and safety is critical. The 27-year-old geologist was employed by the company to take soil samples from inside a pit. The pit…

A lack of training, supervision, appropriate equipment and a risk assessment on how to carry out certain work safely led to 2 separate accidents and the prosecution of printers Wyndeham Heron of Maldon. The company based in Essex has been fined after two employees had their hands crushed by printing presses within months of each…