Director failed after previous convictions to access risk and protect employees
A director of a waste transfer company has pleaded guilty and has been subsequently banned from holding the position again after knowingly exposing employees to an unsafe working environment.
It was during November 2018 that despite having already been convicted of Transport related health and safety offences which led to a fatal incident in 2013 and another offence in 2017 Zarif Mohammed still allowed the continued use of seriously damaged machinery on the site in Blackburn.
At investigation the HSE found that a piece of machinery called the telehandler was being operated within the reversing lights, a camera or sufficient mirrors. This represented serious risk of employees being struck and potentially injured as the driver would not be able to see adequately reversing the vehicle.
Mr Mohammed was sentenced to 6 months imprisonment suspended for 18 months and 190 hours unpaid work, he was also struck off from working as a company director for five years.
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