Exposed electric cables on hoist leads to Health and Safety prosecution

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The company were fined £4,000 and £2,000 in costs.

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Health and Safety inspectors banned a Barking garage, M&K Autos Ltd from using a two post vehicle hoist when electric cables were noticed exposed.

Unfortunately the garage workers were not instructed to stop using the machine while it was awaiting repair.  On a revisit Heath and Safety Inspectors found the hoist still in use with no repairs to the cabling.  The company were fined £4,000 and £2,000 in costs.

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