SI 2020/1029
24th September 2020
September news letter
28th September 2020

Water jetting firm fined £2,000,000

A West Midlands specialist industrial services company has been fined £2,000,000 and ordered to pay £30,000 in costs after a worker suffered a fatal injury whilst cleaning waste-water pipes. An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that the company recognised the risks of operating high-pressure water jetting equipment, but they had failed to put in place appropriate measures to mitigate the risks. They had not implemented or enforced the use of various control measures, which were missing at the time of the incident and, training and supervision were also not up to standard.