Lifting Equipment - Company fined £90,000 for Safety Failings

Prevention is better than cure and a recent investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) resulted in a coach company in the north of England being fined £90,000 plus costs for failure to comply with previous improvement notices related to lifting equipment.

In this case, under Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER), examinations on at least 14 items were identified as overdue.  Despite an improvement notice being served and extended twice, this had still resulted in a failure to comply by the coach company.

Any equipment is subject to detrition.  Regular Safety inspections are a vital part of a good safety management system, in ensuring that risks can be identified and appropriate action to reduce the potential of a serious incident or accident occurring in the first instance.

Our Safety Advisory service offers the benefit of our expertise in developing a positive safety inspection culture, combined with a range of training course from Slinging and Lifting through to regulations including LOLER.  For more information on our range of safety services, contact

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