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Tyre retread co pays £300k for lack of seatbelt rule
A Lincolnshire-based tyre firm has been fined £300,000 after a worker died when the forklift truck he was operating overturned. Vacu-Lug Traction Tyres did not enforce seatbelt use for forklift truck drivers.
Lincoln Crown Court was told on 15 September that forklift driver Stephen Woollas was transporting tyres on 30 July 2014 when the vehicle ran over a loose tyre in the road at Vacu-Lug’s Grantham base. Click here for more on this article courtesy of IOSH magazine.
As an employer are you up to date with your employees fork lift truck medicals.
- Do you enforce seatbelt use when employees are driving forklift trucks.
- Are you aware of the (HSE) Health & Safety Executive guidelines for forklift truck medicals.
- Has the relevant driver training been provided to drive forklift trucks for your employees under section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974.
If you’re not sure or were unaware then Safewell can bring you up to speed. Click here for information on forklift truck medicals provided by Safewells occupational health department.