Inadequate training and planning

Anglian Windows Limited of Norwich have been fined after a worker fell from the roof of a van, causing severe head injuries.

After an investigation by the Health and Safety Executive and the Crown Office, it was found that Anglian Windows Limited had failed to provide sufficient information, instruction, training and supervision to employees who were required to load and unload equipment from van roofs.

Anglian Windows Limited, of Anson Road, Norwich, pleaded guilty and was fined £10,000 for breaching Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.

Speaking after the hearing HSE inspector Ritchie McCrae said: “Loading and unloading of materials and equipment from van roofs should be properly planned and appropriate control measures identified and employed.

Simple forethought and planning by employers can avoid accidents. In this case Anglian Windows Limited failed to identify risks to workers and an incident occurred which was entirely preventable.

If you are in an accident, it may not be at the fault of your employer, however if it could have been avoided then you may have a claim for personal injury.

Contact our team today at Ringrose Law where we can advise you if you have a claim.

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