Tulip Ltd fine 'highlights importance of safety signs'
A company has been fined £65,000 following an accident highlighting the need for sufficient protective measures such as safety signs.
Tulip Ltd will also pay £29,523 after pleading guilty to breaching the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
Employee Ludmila Jurkevica was clearing a blockage in a Multivac packing machine and had three fingers crushed.
Steven Gill, inspector for the Health and Safety Executive, claims that better precautions could have protected the staff, which could include measures such as safety signs.
He states: "There should also be systems in place to ensure that workers, including workers whose first language is not English, have appropriate instruction and training on the use of machinery."
Mr Gill also highlighted the company's failure to address the identified defects in the machine's guarding, which were not remedied.
In other news, the HSE has established a new group to address issues in the quarry sector, which could include emphasising the importance of safety signs.
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