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Businessman fined for false safety document

12th December 2013 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Nicole Stevens

A Shropshire supplier of workplace vehicles and lifting equipment has been fined after he falsified the safety document for a forklift truck he was selling.

Stuart Jeavons forged the signature of a real safety inspector, and put the name of a different truck supplier at the top of the Report of Thorough Examination for the forklift.

The report is required by law to show that the equipment is in good repair. Falsifying safety documents or safety signage is very serious, as it can lead to people being unaware of potentially lethal hazards.

Mr Jeavons was fined £2,400 and ordered to pay costs of £989 after pleading guilty to a breach of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974.

HSE inspector Lyn Mizen said: “HSE will not hesitate to hold people to account where it finds forged reports as it seriously endangers the health and safety of people at work.”ADNFCR-2754-ID-801671834-ADNFCR


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