Engineering firm fined after forklift incident

An engineering company has been fined after a worker was struck by a forklift. The court heard the employee was working as a ‘banksman’ to a forklift truck moving a load across a yard.  But as he walked alongside the truck it drove into the back of his leg. Failure to properly plan An investigation […]

Loading Incident

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Two companies have been found guilty of breaches of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 following an incident during loading which caused multiple injuries to a lorry driver. The incident, which involved wheels for railway locomotives being loaded onto a lorry, happened when the lifting beam of a forklift truck being used […]

Workplace Transport Safety

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New guidance on controlling risks associated with workplace transport has been produced by the HSE and reflects changes to legislation. The guidance entitled ‘Workplace Transport Safety – A Brief Guide’ (INDG199 rev2) is divided into three main areas: Safe site (design and activity) Safe vehicle Safe driver Workplace transport incidents account for over 5000 accidents […]