Ensure your staffs safety at work

A recycling firm has recently been prosecuted for not protecting its employees properly at work after a driver’s jaw was shattered during a dangerous unloading process. The incident came after four other employees were also injured in similar accidents.

 

Health and Safety Inspectors attended the incident and found that the waste metal inside the container had moved around during the transportation and leant against the rear door, so when the pin was removed from the handle holding the rear door, the doors sprang open and struck the driver in the face. During the Health and Safety inspection it was found that the company was aware of the danger involved and had a procedure already in place which required the drivers to stand to the left of the vehicle and unpin the door, so if the doors flung open they would not be struck.  Health and Safety Inspector Emma Rowlands advised that an incident like this can be avoided if the firm involved had introduced a remote system to open the doors of the vehicle instead.

 

Your Health and Safety Consultants role is to ensure your staff are safe in their working environment and put simple measures in place to avoid unnecessary accidents in the work place. For advice on how to create a safe working environment for your staff contact Tom at BritRisk Health and Safety Consultant and do everything you can to protect your staff.

 

A recycling firm has recently been prosecuted for not protecting its employees properly at work after a driver’s jaw was shattered during a dangerous unloading process. The incident came after four other employees were also injured in similar accidents.

 

Health and Safety Inspectors attended the incident and found that the waste metal inside the container had moved around during the transportation and leant against the rear door, so when the pin was removed from the handle holding the rear door, the doors sprang open and struck the driver in the face. During the Health and Safety inspection it was found that the company was aware of the danger involved and had a procedure already in place which required the drivers to stand to the left of the vehicle and unpin the door, so if the doors flung open they would not be struck.  Health and Safety Inspector Emma Rowlands advised that an incident like this can be avoided if the firm involved had introduced a remote system to open the doors of the vehicle instead.

Your Health and Safety Consultants role is to ensure your staff are safe in their working environment and put simple measures in place to avoid unnecessary accidents in the work place. For advice on how to create a safe working environment for your staff contact Tom at BritRisk Health and Safety Consultant and do everything you can to protect your staff.

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