Safety Signs News

Land Rover fined for poor risk assessment

4th May 2011 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Ben Alexander

It is imperative that vehicle manufacturers use the correct safety signs to help their workers.

Land Rover has been fined by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after it did not acknowledge the risks its workers faced when using hand tools.

The manufacturer pleaded guilty to the charges and faces a £20,000 fine as well as £60,606 in costs.

These charges are a result of ten cases of ill-health that were caused by the use of vibrating hand tools at the company's Solihul plant in Lode Lane.

Gareth Langston, HSE inspector, said: "Land Rover had systematically failed to assess and manage the risk arising from using these tools. Some employees were found to be using vibrating hand tools for periods of time far in excess of the recommended limits."

The HSE also fined the petcare company Nestle Purina £50,000 after five workers suffered burns due to a steam pressure system.ADNFCR-2754-ID-800518390-ADNFCR


There are no results for this search


Related Articles

Add £50 for free Standard shipping

Customer Feedback:

Safety Signs products and graphics © 2009 Viking Signs Ltd. eCommerce website © 2009 Mew Media Ltd.