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Colpac Ltd fine 'highlights warning signs'

14th December 2009 | Health and Safety Signs

A Flitwick printing company has received a fine of £20,000 following numerous breaches of health and safety regulations, highlighting the importance of warning signs.

Colpac Ltd will also pay £5,129 in costs after pleading guilty to breaches of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998.

Terry Langton and Stephen Burton, the company's directors, also received fines after a number of safety failings were discovered by inspectors, highlighting the importance of warning signs.

Emma Rowlands, inspector with the Health and Safety Executive, emphasises the organisation's willingness to prosecute over breaches of legislation designed to protect employees.

She says: "We make no apology for intervening and ordering urgent action to be taken - these steps needed to be made quickly before somebody else was seriously injured or, worse still, killed."

Earlier this month, PJ Carey was fined £54,000 and costs of £100,000 after one of its employee was killed by a telehandler at its Aylesbury site, highlighting the importance of warning signs.ADNFCR-2754-ID-19510250-ADNFCR


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