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Trailer manufacturing company fined after worker fell from height

Montracon Limited has been fined for safety breaches after a worker suffered head injuries after falling from a stepladder. Sheffield Magistrates’ Court heard that the 57-year-old worker was cleaning the cant rail of a curtain side trailer that had just been manufactured. Whilst using stepladders positioned on top of the trailer to reach the work […]

Company fined after employee sustains serious injuries in fall from height

A North-East manufacturer of artificial trees, plants and flowers has been sentenced after an employee suffered serious injuries when he fell from height. Newcastle Magistrates’ Court heard how a warehouse operative was gathering products from shelf racking. The products were stored in boxes, unwrapped on pallets up to four bays high. Access to the racking […]

If you use volunteers, you have a duty to protect them

If you have at least one employee, you will be aware that you have a duty to protect them from any risks arising from your activities, and this includes any volunteers you may use from time to time. This means that you must include any volunteers or volunteer activity in your risk assessments. That is […]