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Search results: 14 article(s) found in topic: Transport - keyword: Case law

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TRANSPORT

“Warning, this vehicle is reversing”

As a case heard in August 2014 shows, there’s no place for confusion when supervising reversing lorries. What contributed to the accident described in court and how can you avoid the same happening in your workplace? More...

WORK AT HEIGHT

Do your staff work on top of vehicles?

If your work involves loading and unloading vehicles, be aware that the topic is still on the priority list for inspectors. What led to the prosecution of Inex Works Ltd in June 2014, and how can you avoid the same mistakes? More...

DRIVING

Don’t turn a blind eye to unqualified drivers

Earlier this year the MoD appealed against a decision that it was liable for a Land Rover accident. Although it occurred in Afghanistan there are some useful lessons for those managing drivers in the UK. What’s the story? More...

VEHICLE MOVEMENTS

Turning a blind eye

A recent case involved a driver who was killed by his own heavy goods vehicle. It illustrates the serious consequences of ignoring unsafe working practices. What happened and how can a similar incident be avoided? More...

TRANSPORT

Mixed messages contributed to road death

A waste company has received a massive fine as a result of failings which caused the death of a member of the public. What happened and what can be learned from this case? More...

VEHICLE MOVEMENTS

Reversing vehicles? Don’t appoint a banksman...

As a recent case illustrates, using staff to act as banksmen for reversing vehicles can make matters worse. What happened in this case and what can you do differently to avoid a similar accident on your site? More...

TRANSPORT

No safe system for unloading vehicles

Failure to ensure that safe systems of work were in place to accept deliveries resulted in the death of a worker and a prosecution. How did the accident happen and how might it have been prevented? More...

TRANSPORT

Yet another reversing vehicle fatality

Both a council and a contractor have been heavily fined following the death of a worker on a road maintenance project. How did the accident happen and what steps should have been taken to prevent it? More...

TRANSPORT

Significant fines following deaths of railway workers

Network Rail and Carillion Rail have been heavily fined following the deaths of two railway workers in 2004. How did the accident happen and what can be learned from this particular case? More...

MACHINERY

Prosecuted for ignoring the actions of staff

Marks & Spencer has recently been prosecuted following an accident in one of its warehouses. How did it happen and what lessons can be learned from this case in particular? More...
Last updated: 14.12.2018

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