More Forklift Truck Fines

I posted earlier on enforcement action taken for fork lift truck safety failings. These posts are here and here.

Breaches are in LOLER (regulation 8(1)) and PUWER (regulation 9(1)).

Another LOLER Regulation 8(1) breach is here – this time prosecution occurred after investigation found the company had failed to make sure work to lift beams was planned, supervised or carried out safely. The company had been using fork lift trucks to lift long steel beams, weighing over 100kg, but investigation by Britain’s Health & Safety Executive found the work was not planned and the risks ignored (leading to worker injury).

The company now uses a HIAB crane on the back of a flatbed truck to deliver steel beams to customers, which minimises this risk.

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