Workplace transport failures lead to £35k fine
A Stockton-based waste recycling company has been fined after a worker was injured following a workplace transport accident. Teesside Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 30 September 2016, the employee of Skippy Waste Services Ltd was walking along the roadway between the warehouse and sorting shed when he was run over by a reversing telehandler.
The employee sustained multiple fractures, including four breaks to his left leg.
The Health and Safety Executive’s investigation found that measures in place to protect employees on foot from the risks associated with moving vehicles were inadequate. In particular, there was a lack of physical measures, like pedestrian walkways, while the management arrangements in place were not sufficient to control vehicle movements.