For those of you who tuned into our online Supervisor training this week…You may be interested in this article-paragraph below.
Crown Court fines food manufacturer £2 million following conviction for health and safety breach. An employee of Bakkavor Foods Ltd was cleaning a storage yard when plastic bales weighing 703kg fell on top of him. The employee died. A Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigation found that the company had failed to consider and properly plan the stacking and storage of the bales. The company was unable to prove that there was formal training in stacking bales and monitoring in the bale area. The company pleaded guilty to breaching section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and was fined £2 million and ordered to pay £32,595.10 prosecution costs to the HSE.
“Formal training” is always required regardless of the task. And if you cannot prove that you provided the relevant training, you will be held liable. And proving it is so much harder than actually doing it.
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