Safety Signs News

Worker fall highlights warning sign importance

21st January 2010 | Warning Signs

The importance of installing warning signs has been highlighted after a worker fell five metres and suffered serious injuries.

Essex firm Air Livery was fined £2,400 for breaching regulations and ordered to pay costs of £9,162.54 at Bristol magistrates court after a 44-year-old worker slipped off a plane wing while painting it and suffered a broken elbow and damaged ligaments which have left him unable to work.

An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that precautions had not been taken to prevent such an incident from occurring, which illustrates the need for warning signs.

Christine Haberfield, an inspector with the HSE, commented: "Air Livery should have taken the steps necessary to protect its workers by putting fall protection in place and checking to ensure that workers were using it."

The prosecution comes after Terry Rose, south-west regional director for the HSE, recently said that campaigns highlighting the importance of using safety signs should always be taken seriously.ADNFCR-2754-ID-19569700-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.