WORK EQUIPMENT - 14.10.2020
Operator killed while high-pressure jetting
Following the death of an operator using jet-washing equipment, an employer has been fined £2 million. What are the dangers of using this machinery and what should you look for when hiring a contractor for this task?
FORK LIFT TRUCKS - 28.09.2020
Fork lift truck ran over worker’s foot
An employee of a freight and logistics company suffered multiple fractures to his foot when a fork lift truck (FLT) was driven over it. What measures should his employer have implemented to prevent it?
MACHINERY - 17.09.2020
Trapping hazards highlighted
A manufacturing business has been fined heavily after two separate accidents in which workers were trapped by moving machinery. What should be done to manage such hazards?
WORK EQUIPMENT - 17.09.2020
Are you using the right trolleys?
A powder coating company has been fined after an employee suffered a serious injury to his lumbar vertebrae when a load fell in transit. What happened and in what way was the trolley inadequate for the task?
HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES - 02.07.2020
Do we need to test cutting fluid?
One of our subscribers has been told by an auditor that he should have a regular test of the cutting fluid on his metalworking machines. Is this true? And if so, what should be carried out?
WORK EQUIPMENT - 18.05.2020
Worker trapped under all-terrain vehicle
A council has been fined after two employees were injured when their all-terrain vehicle (ATV) overturned on a golf course. What went wrong and could the accident have been avoided?