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Mitcham firm fined after ignoring HSE safety warnings

16th November 2012 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Ben Alexander

Mitcham skip company Rubbish Express has been fined by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after it ignored safety warnings from the organisation.

The group inspected the company's Beddington Lane site in Croydon last August, finding that a JCB lift truck had not been thoroughly examined and was being used by staff who had not received sufficient training.

Two Improvement Notices were served, meaning that the company had until October to provide training and book an engineer to assess the vehicle.

However, the company did not take any action until February 2012, leading to the company pleading guilty to two breaches of Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, with a £5,000 fine delivered for each charge.

HSE inspector Clare Hawkes said: "Rather than get on with the work, the company delayed taking basic safety steps to protect workers from the risk of serious accidents."

Recently, the HSE also gave a £17,000 fine to Infinite Engineering after a worker suffered an eye injury in the workplace.ADNFCR-2754-ID-801489412-ADNFCR


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