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Tesco fined for risking staff safety

Posted: 31st May 2011   In: Corporate Commercial

Tesco has been fined £48,000 for risking the safety of some of its staff.

The company admitted that in 2009 it had failed to provide a safe working system relating to the loading and unloading of vehicles at its store at Warfield near Bracknell Forest in Berkshire. It had also failed to provide information, instruction, training and supervision to operational and managerial staff relating to the loading and unloading of vehicles.

Tesco also admitted that it had failed to notify the relevant enforcing authority of accidents involving three of its employees.

The prosecution was brought by Bracknell Forest Council.

David Steeds, head of environmental health, said: “I hope this sends a warning to all companies that health and safety measures should be in place and followed or else we will prosecute them on behalf of the welfare of their staff."

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