Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998


Fine after firm breaches equipment regulations

A manufacturer of swimming pool covers has been fined after a worker suffered a degloving injury when his hand got caught between two power driven rollers of an extruder machine. Read More

£50k fine for manufacturer after employee has fingers amputated

A manufacturer of prepared bird feed has been prosecuted after an employee suffered life changing injuries when his hand was trapped in an unguarded rotary valve. Read More

Entanglement risk was ignored by company

An electromagnetic brake manufacturing company has been fined after a worker suffered serious injuries to her arm and hand when she became entangled in a spindle drilling machine. Read More

Engineering firm pleads guilty for failing to safeguard machine

Engineering firm fined £32,000 when worker suffered extensive injuries whilst attempting to light burners on mould making machine, at a Northampton plant. Read More

Safety management failures and non-compliance

A joinery company has been fined after two separate incidents that led to workers’ fingers being amputated. Read More

Unguarded machine trapped worker’s hand

A concrete wall blocks company has been sentenced after a worker’s hand was crushed in an unguarded machine. Read More

M & D’s Theme Park fined for poor maintenance that led to ‘catastrophic failure’

Theme park operator M & D (Leisure) Limited has been fined after nine passengers were injured and taken to hospital when a train on one of their roller coasters derailed and crashed to the ground. Read More

Care home fine: 60k fine after resident dies in stairway fall

A family-run care home has been sentenced after a resident fell down a set of stairs and later died as a result. Read More

Two injuries at food manufacturer lead to £200k fines

2 Sisters Group, the food manufacturer, has been sentenced following two separate incidents where workers became trapped in moving machinery. Read More

Company and director sentenced after employee fractures neck in fall from height

The HSE’s investigation found the tower scaffold had not been erected correctly, with no hand or mid-rail in place to prevent falls from height and staff had not been given training in how to properly erect the scaffold. Read More



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