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Category: Workplace transport

L117 – Rider-operated lift trucks: Operator training and safe use (Revised)

Thursday, March 14, 2013

This revised edition of L117 is aimed at employers and those responsible for the safe operation of lift trucks, as well as those in control of worksites, the self-employed, managers and supervisors. It includes an outline of the main legal requirements relating to lift trucks; the Approved Code of Practice text and guidance on operator […]

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Scottish coal fined after driver injured

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Scottish Coal has been fined for safety failings after a delivery driver suffered severe crush injuries when a loading shovel reversed into his HGV trapping him between its tailgate and trailer.

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South Lakeland farm owner sentenced over tractor death

Monday, March 11, 2013

The co-owner of a South Lakeland farm has been sentenced after an employee was found dead under the wheel of a tractor.

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Landscape gardener crushed by ‘unsafe’ skip loader

Friday, March 8, 2013

A self-employed businessman has been given a suspended jail sentence for supplying unsafe construction equipment that led to the death of a father-of-six who was working on a garden in Reigate, Surrey.

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Farm prosecuted after employee run over by tractor

Thursday, February 28, 2013

A Lincolnshire farming company has been fined after an employee suffered multiple injuries when he was run over by a poorly-maintained tractor.

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Manchester metal firm sentenced over worker’s death

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

A metal manufacturer in Manchester has been sentenced after an employee was killed when a machine weighing half-a-tonne fell from a forklift truck.

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Two firms fined after worker injured in fall

Monday, February 4, 2013

Two firms have been fined after a driver was injured when he fell from the top of a heavy goods vehicle.

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Essex nursery fined after overturned dumper injures worker

Friday, February 1, 2013

An Essex horticultural nursery has been fined after a worker suffered serious leg injuries when a dumper truck he was driving overturned.

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Company fined after driver loses fingers on unsafe equipment

Friday, January 25, 2013

A Dorset contractor has been fined for safety failings after a lorry driver suffered a serious hand injury while using unsafe wheel cleaning equipment on a construction site near Barnet.

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Farmer fined following teenager’s quad bike death

Thursday, January 10, 2013

A farmer on Dartmoor failed to properly maintain a quad bike which was later involved in a fatal collision.

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Lorry driver’s death lands firm in court

Monday, January 7, 2013

A West Midlands logistics company has been fined £300,000 after one of its drivers was killed by a runaway lorry in Northamptonshire.

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Companies fined after waste centre incident

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Two London companies have been ordered to pay nearly £110,000 in fines and costs after a lorry driver sustained life-changing injuries when he fell down a processing chute at a waste recycling plant.

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Skip firm fined following death of worker

Monday, December 17, 2012

A skip company has been fined for safety breaches at its West Bromwich site where an employee had been killed when he was run over by a 13-tonne shovel loader.

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Two north east firms fined after worker suffered serious head injuries

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Two North East firms have been fined after a worker suffered serious head injuries when the fork of a forklift truck struck him on the forehead.

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Norfolk company fined for assessment breach

Thursday, December 6, 2012

The owner of a Norfolk aggregate site has been prosecuted for failing to complete a suitable and sufficient risk assessment for moving rail wagons without a locomotive.

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Chorley bottling firm in court over forklift injuries

Friday, November 30, 2012

A bottling firm in Chorley has appeared in court after one of its employees was injured while being lifted on the prongs on a forklift truck.

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National auto centre fined

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

A well-known autocentre chain has been sentenced for safety failings after a worker was struck by a reversing transit van at its depot in Acocks Green, Birmingham.

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Firm fined for worker’s injuries at Caerphilly factory

Monday, November 26, 2012

An employee suffered leg injuries when a reversing forklift truck struck him while working at a cardboard factory.

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Concrete firm in court after worker hit by forklift

Friday, November 16, 2012

A Shropshire concrete firm has been prosecuted after a worker suffered serious leg injuries when he was hit by a forklift truck.

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Driver crushed during Old Trafford demolition

Friday, November 16, 2012

A demolition firm has appeared in court after part of a stand collapsed onto an excavator driver at Old Trafford Cricket Ground.

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