Safety Signs News

Defunct company prosecuted for past safety failings

6th March 2014 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Jason Nicholls

A former Hull firm has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), but cannot be sentenced as it was dissolved as a company at the beginning of 2014.

Tega (Hull) Ltd was prosecuted due to an incident at Brantingham Park, Elloughton. The company had been hired to set up a temporary stage, and was in the process of raising four columns to support the roof of the structure.

The workers were using a forklift to pull the column upright, while four workers underneath pushed it upwards at the same time. After two goes without success, the employees tried a third time. Unfortunately, the forklift slipped on wet grass, sending the column crashing down.

One of the workers was hit, and suffered serious fractures to his lower left leg, which required surgery, and damaged vertebrae in his back. The HSE found that the firm did not have a safe system of work in place and had not properly planned the lifting operations.

HSE inspector David Bradley said: "Lifting operations need to be properly planned and managed and suitable equipment made available on site. Those expected to use it must have received training and instruction about its safe use for its intended purpose."ADNFCR-2754-ID-801700816-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.