A cracking day yesterday on a customers site doing safety refresher training.
So as I mentioned to the very apologetic candidate…..better you hit the cone….than a person!🙄
Had the pleasure of training 2 candidates for 3 days on their electric Reach FLT. Pleased to say that both Jakub and Dariusz were both excellent candidates.
Capacity Plates on lift trucks- spent a nice 3 days with a new customer this week. Explaining the lift trucks limits to the delegates always brings plenty of discussion!
SMC Training Service Ltd would like to wish all our customers a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year to you all!
A very wet but enjoyable day training candidates from Plymouth based company ISAR 3.
A scaffolding company must pay more than £50,000 after a workman sustained life-changing crush injuries when the forklift truck he was operating overturned, trapping him.
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The Whiterose Scaffolding employee’s internal injuries were so severe that he now lives with chronic pain and has significant mobility problems.
The Leeds-based company, which notes on its website that it employs “a dedicated team of CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) trained scaffolders”, failed to provide employees with training on how to safely operate the vehicle and failed also to provide adequate supervision. The company did not monitor its drivers to ensure forklift trucks were operated only by trained drivers and that they used safe driving techniques.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found the worker, who was not wearing a seatbelt at the time, was driving the forklift truck in the company’s scaffolding yard on Holbeck Lane in Leeds when the vehicle overturned in October 2016.
Whiterose Scaffolding pleaded guilty to breaching s 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act at Leeds Magistrates’ Court. The company was fined £54,270 and must pay £8,000 costs.
HSE inspector Andrea Jones said that the employee’s injuries could have been fatal. “Other employees were put at risk as a result of the company allowing forklift trucks to be used without the appropriate training and monitoring of drivers,” she added.
A cracking couple of weeks working at a new clients sites in both Aylesbury and Guildford. Met some lovely people along the way, but it’s always nice to come home to Devon.