SI 2018/816
9th July 2018
12th July 2018

Fencing manufacturer fined £260,000

A Leytonstone security fencing manufacturer has been fined £260,000 and ordered to pay £ 5,177 costs after an employee was seriously injured when a stack of fencing panels, which he had been manually loading into a shipping container, fell on him.   An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), found that there had been two previous incidents of fencing falling on workers, which should have acted as a warning to the company that the loading procedure was dangerous.  The company now loads fencing using specially designed stillages, eliminating the need for workers to be inside the containers.