21 Jun 2018

Unsafe working at height – Food company fined £10,000

unsafe working at height - accident investigation

Quality Food Products (Aberdeen) Ltd has been fined £10,000 on the 17th of May 2018 at Aberdeen Sheriff Court. The food company were fined for unsafe working at height.

The unsafe acts included standing on the prongs of a forklift truck that had a wooden pallet attached to it to assess the roof and throwing materials to the ground. Risks identified included falls from height due to a lack of a safe method of accessing the roof and falling objects that could injure people on the ground. Offences included breaching Regulation 6 (3) of the Work at Height Regulations 2005.

At Sentinel Safety, we can help clients to prevent accidents like these. Unsafe working at height shouldn’t happen if correct training is carried out with the correct equipment. We can help you identify the risks proactively and then offer sensible practical-based advice to mitigate the risks. We also advise clients on how to maintain suitable records to demonstrate that they have complied with their legal obligations and to help defend claims for compensation.

For further information about our health and safety risk management services, please email info@sentinelsafety.co.uk or call 01527 833834.

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