Safety is NO accident!

  Posted March 6, 2019

Accidents in the workplace

Source: http://press.hse.gov.uk/2019/02/20/manufacturer-fined-after-contractor-suffers-fatal-fall-through-skylight/

“A carton manufacturer has been fined after a contractor suffered fatal head injuries after falling through a broken skylight.

Birmingham Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 27 October 2017, a contractor working for Landor Cartons Limited at Devon Street, Birmingham, suffered fatal head injuries when he fell six metres through a broken skylight in the roof to the                                                            factory floor below.

An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) into the incident found that the company failed to assess the risks of working at height and failed to implement a safe system of work giving consideration to the hierarchy of control found in the work at height regulations”

 

Landor Cartons Ltd in Birmingham was fined £200,000 and made to pay just over £12,000 I cost. Trips and falls are one the most common accidents that happen within the workplace. They account for a third of all personal injuries.

Healthscreen offers working at heights surveillance and aftercare advice. We make sure your employees are healthy and their working environment is at a high standard.

Please see below what is included in the working at height medical:-

  • Previous Medical History Questionnaire
  • General Health (Weight, Height, BMI, BP, Pulse, Urinalysis for Blood & Protein, Finger Prick test for Glucose & Cholesterol)
  • Audiometry
  • Respiratory (lung function)
  • Dermatology (skin)
  • Vision
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Working at Height
  • Drug & Alcohol Test

If you pass all the above you will receive a certificate stating you are fit to work on site however if you do not pass Healthscreen has an inhouse referral department who can help you with the next steps to ensure you and others around you are safe on site.

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