Tragic Accident is Director's responsibility

Following the death of one of his workers, a company director has been jailed for 12 months.

When a remote mobile elevated working platform (MEWP) was being loaded onto a truck, it fell from the ramps crushing the 51 year old, killing him.  On investigation, it was found that there had not been adequate training, there was no risk assessment in place and no safe system of work. 

As well as the 12 month sentence and £4,000 fine, the director was disqualified from being a company director for seven years.  The company was also fined £166,000, plus £10,400 costs and is currently in administration.

PETA offer a range of Health and Safety Training, Advisory or Consultancy services to help you ensure that you and your company are doing everything you can to keep you and your workers safe.

For directors or senior level people, we offer the IOSH Safety for Executives and Directors.  This one-day course can be attended at our Training Centre in Cosham or at your premises for your senior staff, up to a maximum of 12 delegates.

For more information on the range of services and training available, call the Safety Team on 023 9253 8700 or email

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