Automotive logistics and vehicle recovery firm Ontime Automotive is to pay £100,000 in fines and costs after a worker was crushed to death by the upper deck of a vehicle transporter. John Wallace was jet washing a twin-deck recovery vehicle at the company’s site in Hayes, Middlesex in May 2013 when the upper deck collapsed, trapping him. Winchester-based J&J Conversions, which manufactured the vehicle recovery equipment, was also prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), as the equipment was […]
Yodel has won the RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) Gold Award for health and safety for the second year running. Yodel’s senior HS&E manager, Gerry Prior, accepted the award on the behalf of Yodel’s sort centres and Yodel Transport subsidiary, that were presented the award in recognition of its commitment to high health and safety standards. Marija Simovic, COO, says: ““Ensuring the safety of our workforce and the public is paramount and it is a priority for […]
Extra enforcement powers lent to the Metropolitan Police by the HSE, which allowed the force to follow up roadside stops with visits to operator sites, are to be revoked.
Aldi Stores has been fined £1m after a driver needed two toes amputated following an incident with a powered pallet truck.