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Harlow Council complete investigation after man falls from height in warehouse

Business / Thu 10th Sep 2020 at 05:09pm

HARLOW Council has completed its investigation into an accident at a warehouse.

YH reported on December 18th 2019, that the ambulance service was called to Sybron UK Ltd on Lovet Road after reports that a man had suffered “traumatic injuries” following a fall in the warehouse.

The man was transferred from Princess Alexandra Hospital to Addenbrookes in Cambridgeshire.

The company reported that incident to the Health and Safety Executive but as the incident happened in a warehouse, it became the responsibility of the local council.

A spokesperson for Harlow Council said: “We were satisfied on investigation that that the company had appropriate policy and practice in place for working at height.

“We would remind everyone in the workplace that safe systems of work put in place by employers are there for the protection of all and it is vitally important that they are complied with.”

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1 Comment for Harlow Council complete investigation after man falls from height in warehouse:

David Forman
2020-09-11 11:23:43

Lots of companies have policies and practices in place, but you would be surprised how many employees take short cuts when bullied my management to work faster. The job of management is not just to ensure policies are in place, but to ensure adequate training and supervision to ensure that policies are implemented, although in this case that appears to have happened. Equally, there are some employees who think they are indestructible and don't need protective equipment. Having investigated safety incidents it is noticeable that a more rigourous approach to safety occurs after an incident. It's a pity that employees can't be shown a film where a police officer attends a home to tell someone that their partner has been killed at work. My wife witnessed her colleague at work given this sad news and the devastating impact it had. Just say NO when your boss says you don't need protective equipment because it's only a 5 minute job.

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