SI 2020/1617
23rd December 2020
SI 2020/1647
30th December 2020

Scottish tool maker fined £100,000

A Scottish Borders precision tool manufacturer was fined £100,000 after an employee’s index finger was severed and his thumb deeply lacerated when his glove, which he should not have been wearing, became entangled in a drilling machine.  The HSE Inspector commented: “This incident could so easily have been avoided by simply carrying out the correct control measures and safe working practices”.