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Hefty fines from the HSE for companies who failed to prevent horrific accidents

Posted by Libby Summers – Account Manager

DHL fined £2m

Logistics firm DHL was fined £2 million over the death of a worker at its depot in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire. Krzysztof Sontowski, 36, died after he was crushed by a reversing lorry at the site in February 2015.


Tesco fined £1.6m

Supermarket chain Tesco was fined £1.6m following a prosecution brought by Ealing Council. Tesco pleaded guilty to two health and safety offences, dating from August 2014 when a Tesco driver reversed into a member of the public at the Tesco Metro store on Greenford Road loading bay. The council found Tesco had failed to assess the risk of vehicles and pedestrians using the premises’ car park and failed to stop the driver performing an unassisted reverse. Tesco was ordered to pay fines of £800,000 for both offences and agreed to pay the council’s costs of £50,000


Both of these tragic avoidable accidents highlight the need for safe systems of work and management systems relating to traffic management and internal transport arrangements. At Praxis42 our expert consultants work with you to identify risks and monitor your management systems, including Traffic Management Surveys and Audits.

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Libby Summers – Account Manager

Libby is based at our head office and is our Corporate Account Manager within the eLearning team. She found her calling in Health and Safety after falling and breaking her back! Libby works with and supports our larger clients with all of their eLearning requirements.

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