Workplace transport safety | Haulier fined after worker injured by moving vehicle

Every year, over 5,000 accidents involve transport in the workplace. Main causes of injury are people falling off vehicles, or being crushed or struck by them. In fact, Health and Safety Executive (HSE) fatality figures for the five-year period 2014/15-2018/19 reveal that: Being struck by a moving vehicle accounted for 19% of all fatalities – […]

Inadequate Risk Assessment Missed Forklift Danger

A pallet manufacturer has been fined after a worker was struck by a fork lift truck. The worker was carrying a pallet across a workshop when struck by a fork lift being driven by another employee. The worker suffered serious leg and ankle fractures. Poor Segregation The court heard the woodworking company had failed to […]

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 […]

Unenforced H&S policy results in death

A company has been fined after a worker died when his fork lift truck overturned. The worker was not wearing a seat belt. An investigation by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) found that although the company had a Health & Safety policy requiring the wearing of seat belts, they did not enforce it. The […]

Company fined after two injuries in two days

Company fined after two injuries in two days

A logistics company has been fined after two employees were seriously injured in two days. The court heard how an employee suffered crush injuries to his foot when hit by a forklift truck. On the next day an operations manager was severely injured after being struck by a metal box that fell from a truck’s […]

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 […]