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Category: Workplace transport

Directors fined after young worker crushed by dumper

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

A 20-year-old man died on his first day at work for a new company when the four-tonne dumper he was driving toppled over a bank and crushed him.

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Ebbw Vale packaging firm in court over worker’s injuries

Friday, December 19, 2014

An Ebbw Vale packaging company has been has been fined for safety failings after a delivery driver was hit by a forklift truck at its premises.

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Council fined after worker is crushed by bin lorry

Friday, December 19, 2014

The largest local authority in the country has been fined after a refuse worker sustained leg injuries when he was trapped against a van by a reversing bin lorry.

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Lothian Health Board in court after death of pensioner

Friday, December 19, 2014

Lothian Health Board has been fined £40,000 following the death of a pensioner after she was struck by one of its vans as she crossed a clearly marked pedestrian route into Edinburgh’s Western General Hospital.

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Recycling firm sentenced over forklift death

Thursday, December 18, 2014

A recycling company has been fined £180,000 after a worker was killed on his first day at work when the forklift truck he was driving overturned.

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Seat belt could have saved life of estate worker

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The co-owner of a sporting and farming estate in the North Yorkshire national park has been prosecuted after a 79-year-old occasional worker died in an overturned all-terrain vehicle on remote moorland.

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Employee died from crushing injuries at Gloucester works yard

Monday, December 15, 2014

Gloucester-based contractor Complete Utilities Ltd has been prosecuted for safety failings after an employee died from crushing injuries sustained at work.

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County Durham firm fined after driver seriously injured

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

A County Durham stairlift manufacturer has been prosecuted for safety failings after a delivery driver was seriously injured when he was struck by a reversing fork lift truck.

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Utility company sentenced for worker death

Monday, December 8, 2014

Thames Water has been ordered to pay more than £361,000 in fines and costs after a worker was killed by a reversing excavator at a treatment works in Walthamstow.

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Firms fined after worker suffers multiple injuries

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Two companies have been fined after a lorry driver suffered multiple injuries whilst loading his lorry.

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Property developer and builder in court over death at construction site

Friday, November 21, 2014

A Middlesex property development firm and a Buckinghamshire contractor have been ordered to pay a total of over £180,000 for safety failings after a worker was killed whilst driving a dumper truck during construction works at a former military base in Buckinghamshire.

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South London waste firm’s ‘dismal’ safety record

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

A waste firm in south-east London has been prosecuted after repeatedly putting its employees at risk of injury, or even death, from use of heavy machinery that was often left in a dangerous condition.

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Employer sentenced after worker crushed to death

Thursday, October 23, 2014

David Westwater, 22, of Denny, had only been working for Basil Pinkney, in his small scaffold refurbishment business in Coatbridge, for two weeks before the incident happened on 28 August 2012. 

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HSG136 – A guide to workplace transport safety (Third edition)

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

This guide provides advice for employers on what they need to do to comply with the law and reduce risk. It is shorter and more streamlined than the previous edition and has been updated to take account of new advice on workplace transport safety and to reflect changes to relevant legislation.

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Moray firm in court over worker’s fractured skull

Thursday, September 25, 2014

An Aberlour-based haulage firm has been fined for safety failings after a worker was seriously injured when an unsecured barrel fell from a lorry onto his head.

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Basingstoke company in court after worker crushed

Thursday, September 25, 2014

A Basingstoke engineering firm has been sentenced for safety breaches that led to a 42-year-old man being crushed between a telehandler and a steel post at a workshop in West Drayton.

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Company prosecuted after worker suffers back injury in fork lift fall

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

A fork lift truck company has been fined after a worker at its West Bromwich factory fractured a vertebra in his back when one of its vehicles fell from a lorry.

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Construction company fined £100,000 after worker run-over by nine tonne truck

Friday, September 19, 2014

A major construction company has been fined for safety failings after a worker was critically injured when he was run over by a nine tonne dumper truck. 

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Risk assessments – A brief guide to controlling risks in the workplace

Friday, August 29, 2014

HSE has revised and simplified the 5 Steps. INDG163 ‘Risk assessment – A brief guide to controlling risks in the workplace’ clearly outlines what businesses need to do to assess their workplace risks without creating mountains of meaningless paperwork.

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The National Fork Lift Safety Conference 2014 – Coventry, 24 September 2014

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Featuring: a keynote address from Philip White, Director of HSE’s Cross-Cutting Interventions Directorate, presentations from fork lift truck companies and ending with a Q & A session with FLTA’s Practical Safety Panel.

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