A chemical manufacturer based in the north west with approximately 30 staff.
During a maintenance programme of work equipment, a contractor was involved
in a work-related accident and suffered a reportable injury (broken arm). The
HSE became involved in the resulting investigation, and the Directors wanted
external assistance with the investigation and liaison with the HSE.
We undertook a full accident investigation, assisted onsite when the HSE visited,
and subsequently conducted a full review and update of all documentation.
The HSE were satisfied that the company were taking appropriate action with
relevant expert guidance to improve safety as a whole in the future. The
company was not prosecuted.