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Not using warning signs 'can be costly'

8th February 2010 | Warning Signs

Companies which do not use warning signs may find that the cost of an accident is even greater than they feared, one expert has said.

Mike Gibb, principal inspector with the Health and Safety Executive, said that there is a financial cost to the business in the form of a fine and also the human cost created by death or injury.

"Many of these injuries can easily be prevented and inspectors will be looking at how employers control risks to their own staff and members of the public," he said.

Mr Gibb added that there is "a wealth" of information currently online which give firms tips on how to prevent accidents occurring, such as placing warning signs wherever they are needed.

Meanwhile, Baked Snacks Co, which is based in Middlesbrough, was recently fined £2,400 at Teesside Magistrates Court after an incident in which an employee trapped his hand in machinery, illustrating the importance of warning signs.

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