HSE Weekly Digest eBulletin

Recycling firm fined six figures following death of forklift driver

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:

COVID-19 guidance and updates

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:

Further guidance is available for England, Scotland and Wales.

Protecting young people at work

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:

resources and useful links


Agriculture – Manual handling

What you need to do.. https://www.hse.gov.uk/agriculture/topics/manual-handling.htm?utm_source=social&utm_medium=linkedin&utm_campaign=health-msd&utm_term=workright&utm_content=agriculture-msd

Slips and trips

This site provides information on slips and trips in the workplace. It offers employers, workers, architects and designers advice and guidance to comply with health and safety law....


Reflecting on the past year, one thing is for sure – Covid has highlighted the importance of risk assessment like never before. Former HSE inspector Nick Wilson CMIOSH offers 12 top tips based on the common mistakes he has seen employers make when compiling risk...

Host company fined after driver crushed by dropped load

A steel manufacturer has been fined after a delivery driver was crushed to death during a lifting operation. The 47-year-old employee of South East Galvanizers was killed when a balcony frame he was collecting fell from a telehandler forklift truck during loading...

New ABA Code of Practice

Details of banned and suspended training providers will be shared between members of the Accrediting Bodies Association for Workplace Transport (ABA) in a bid to maintain training standards. The ABA is taking greater measures to ensure that training providers who have...