Breaches of health and safety cost millions in fines

Travis Perkins a well known building merchant was fined for an avoidable accident in one of their yards.

A customer loading his vehicle fell of that vehicle under the wheels of a manouvering HGV resulting in the dead of the customer.

I have now noticed that steps have been taken in an attempt to prevent this from happening again.

Your yard will always be the weak point in your health and safety policy due to the large variations of unforeseen events that occur on a daily basis.

Site inductions and a strict enforcement of your health and safety policy will not make you bulletproof they could however take the sting out of a possible prosecution.

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