DfT consultation
26th September 2016
SI 2016/952
27th September 2016

“Scappers” fined for health and safety offences

A Bolton based scrapyard that featured in a recent BBC documentary series has been fined £30,000 and ordered to pay costs of £26,687 after an employee suffered facial injuries at work.

The HSE investigation found there was no record of formal training, and a tool specifically designed for the job was not generally used. There did not appear to be any formal supervision arrangements at the time, and there was no safe system of work in place for operating the petrol saw at the time of the incident.