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HSE prosecutes Simpson Skips after storage failings

19th July 2013 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Jason Nicholls

Simpson Skips has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after failings related to storage.

Simpson Eco Skips was charged by the organisation after an inspection of the depot in July 2011 uncovered a range of severe problems, with Westminster Magistrates Court hearing that inspectors saw a worker descend a stack of skips ten metres high with nothing to stop a fall.

The company was fined £30,000 and ordered to pay £1,260 in costs after pleading guilty to breaches of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998.

HSE inspector Neil Fry said: “Standards for controlling risks arising from working at height, as well as the general management of health and safety, can be pretty poor in the skip hire sector of the waste industry – as was clearly the case at Simpson Eco Skips.”ADNFCR-2754-ID-801614588-ADNFCR


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