A firm that manufactures chemicals for the agriculture and pharmaceutical sectors has appeared in the dock for the second time in two years, after a worker fell two metres from a ladder and sustained a serious elbow injury.
Jersey’s Health and Safety Inspectorate has issued 22 prohibition notices this year, just three less than the total for the whole of 2018. The rise in enforcement activity is being driven by a thriving building industry, the inspectorate believes.
A manufacturer of carbon-related products has been fined alongside an engineering firm it hired to repair a section of pipework on its warehouse roof after workers were put at risk of falling from height.
Stacking bulk goods can increase the risk of topple-related accidents. New high-level Topple Barriers from A-SAFE are designed to protect pedestrians, goods and vehicles from topple hazards in bulk storage areas.