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 – […]

Laing O’Rourke fined £800k after Heathrow death

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In a blunt reminder of the risks of using vehicles without proper planning, management or monitoring, a firm has been fined £800,000 after a worker was crushed by a reversing truck. The court heard how two brothers were trying to move a broken-down scissor lift on a Heathrow Airport service road. They tried to tow […]

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 […]