SR 2020/304
8th December 2020
SI 2020/1484
10th December 2020

Lincolnshire chemical company fined £200,000

A Lincolnshire chemical company was fined £200,000 after a worker had his left arm crushed in a bottle filling machine.  The HSE Inspector said: “The company should have developed a standard operating procedure for the adjustment process, which if implemented correctly along with their lock off procedure, could have prevented the incident. Non-routine maintenance tasks must be carried out by trained personnel working to standard safe operating procedures”.