A paper recycling company has been fined £600,000 following the death of a 20-year-old agency worker who suffered fatal crush injuries.
HSE’s investigation found significant failings in the management of workplace transport risks at the site, including issues relating to operator competence and supervision and monitoring. Read this press release for full details.
You can find guidance on managing lift truck safety.
Other recent enforcement news includes:
- Engineering company fined after worker suffered multiple injuries
- £600,000 fine for company after worker suffers life-changing injuries
HSE’s website has the latest coronavirus-related guidance and information.
For a full range of COVID-related information and advice visit HSE’s coronavirus pages. These include information on:
- Examining and testing equipment
Managing difficulties with thorough examination and testing of equipment as restrictions continue to ease
- COVID risk assessment
Every workplace should have a COVID risk assessment, and it should be updated regularly
- Cleaning and hygiene
How to clean your workplace to reduce risk from coronavirus
When employing a young person under the age of 18, employers have the same responsibilities for their health, safety and welfare as they do for other employees.
Young people are more likely to be new to the workplace and could be facing unfamiliar risks. Workers are as likely to have an accident in the first six months at a workplace as they are during the whole of the rest of their working life.
We’ve got a wide range of relevant guidance on our website, including: