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Firms urged to use warning signs

10th March 2011 | Warning Signs

Posted by Ben Alexander.

Firms have been reminded of the importance of using warning signs in the workplace.

Signage can be helpful in alerting employees to the dangers of operating machinery with fast-moving parts.

Recently, a global waste recycling firm was fined for failing to adequately manage health and safety at its Basildon base.

One of the company's employees was clearing away wire from the ground near a conveyor belt used to smash up computer monitors and television sets when his glove became caught in it. He was trapped for around 45 minutes and had to have his arm amputated when he was freed.

An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found the firm should have ensured the conveyor belts were properly guarded in order to prevent such incidents.

Recently, a Brighton firm was fined after a trainee had his arm trapped in a meat mincer. Such a case shows such incidents are not uncommon, so businesses may want to consider warning signs.ADNFCR-2754-ID-800453860-ADNFCR


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