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HSE sentences Portsmouth steel manufacturer

26th April 2013 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Jason Nicholls

Portsmouth steel manufacturer Conder Allslade has been sentenced by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after one of its workers suffered severe injuries.

The 64-year-old man was hit by a 1.4 tonne steel beam and had to be airlifted to Southampton hospital, where he was treated for a number of separate injuries.

HSE Inspector Craig Varian said: “The term ‘risk assessment’ is often lambasted as a technicality or part of a tick-box exercise. However, the true meaning of the term and its importance are very starkly demonstrated in this case.

“Had Conder Allslade undertaken a risk assessment and then taken the action necessary to mitigate the risks, the incident could have been avoided.”

The company was fined £16,000 and ordered to pay £5,074 in costs after pleading guilty to breaches of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 and the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998.ADNFCR-2754-ID-801577401-ADNFCR


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