Sunday, 18 March 2018

Glynwed Pipe Systems Ltd., fined £1million after a delivery driver was fatally injured.

Plastic product manufacturer Glynwed Pipe Systems Ltd., was fined £1million + costs after a delivery driver was fatally injured.
The circumstances were:
  • Glynwed Pipe Systems Ltd failed to properly manage workplace transport in the yard area.
  • The systems of work in place were not, so far as is reasonably practicable, safe.
  • Gareth Wilson, a delivery driver for Mark Doel Transport Ltd, was fatally injured when he was struck by a fork lift truck which had large coils suspended from the forks.

The HSE inspector said:
“There are more than 5,000 accidents involving transport in the workplace every year, and, like in this case, sadly some of which are fatal. The HSE investigation found the yard was not organised to allow safe circulation of people and traffic as appropriate routes were not identified and therefore insufficient in number. A properly implemented Traffic Management Plan should have identified sufficient measures for the separation of vehicles and people including protected walkways, clear signage and barriers.”

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