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Lifting Operations Prosecution

A Steel company is fined after driver fatally injured while loading flatbed trailer with steelwork, which fell from a telehandler forklift truck during loading, more information in the attached Memo.

The information is made available in the Health and Safety Executives (HSE) press release page: https://press.hse.gov.uk/2021/01/21/steel-company-fined-after-driver-fatally-injured-while-loading-flatbed-trailer/

Members are reminded that information is available to assist with the management of lifting operations from the BCSA links below and the attached copy of Steelwork Factory Lifting Operations Guide which was issued in 20015.

Work at Height During Loading and Unloading:

https://www.steelconstruction.info/images/a/a4/BCSA_43-07.pdf

BCSA Lifting Operations Guidance web page:

https://www.steelconstruction.org/resources/health-and-safety-2/lifting-operations/

Lifting Plans Sample:

https://www.steelconstruction.org/custom/uploads/2009/06/files_lift_plan_site-bcsa.pdf

Peter Walker

BCSA Director Health, Safety and Training

Email: pete.walker@steelconstruction.org