Crown Court fines two companies £266,000 and £375,000 following conviction for health and safety breach.
An employee of DHL Services Ltd (DHL) was checking inbound deliveries of equipment when he was hit by machinery weighing approximately 770kg. The machinery fell down, trapping him between it and a stillage. The employee suffered multiple serious injuries. A Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigation found several safety failures related to the auditing activity and the segregation between employees and vehicles in the area, leading to an unsafe system of work. DHL and JCB were fined £266,000 and £375,000 after pleading guilty to breaching Health and Safety at Work legislation.
Why is this relevant? Because if you are not training your staff you too will be held liable for their actions and for what happens to them. Suggest a supervisor course if this is news to you.
Supervisor course and test has been added to the Bat document library which can be accessed here:Document Library
If you employ staff, and these are client facing then you need to be qualified as a supervisor.