Company fined after worker spotted on pallet raised by forklift truck

A company has been fined after shocked onlookers spotted an employee precariously working from height while standing on a pallet raised by a forklift truck at Ramsgate Harbour. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted European Active Projects (EAP) Limited for breaching Work at Height Regulations after one of its workers was spotted on the […]

Company fined £900,000 after dad crushed to death

A company in Leicestershire has been fined £900,000 after a father-of-two was crushed to death. Lee Benham died on 4 November 2021 while attempting to move a scissor lift at Nationwide Platform Limited’s workshop in Liskeard, Cornwall. Lee’s wife, Kelly Benham, says her heart has been ripped out after his passing. Lee Benham and his […]

Dog food boss spared jail after teenager lost finger on first day at work

The director of a dog food company has been given a suspended prison sentence after a teenage boy severed and lost his finger on his first day working at the firm. Company director Gary Pitchford was given a six-month custodial sentence, which was suspended for a period of 12 months. The new starter, who was […]

Trucking company fined after mechanic dies

Trucking company fined after mechanic dies Free DOWNLOADS: A guide to workplace transport. Workplace transport safety. Operator training and safe use of rider operated trucks. A Lancashire trucking company has been fined £30,000 after a mechanic died while repairing a forklift truck. Joseph Robinson, a mechanic at E. Jackson (Chatburn) Limited, was working with a […]

How to be LOLER Compliant – a Quick Guide and a Discount

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It’s been around a long time now – “LOLER” but what exactly is it and what should you be doing to comply? The Lifting Equipment and Lifting Operations Regulations 1998 (LOLER 1998) replaced a number of pieces of older legislation in the UK concerned with the examination and testing of equipment used to lift items […]