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    «&Kappa ;απα» 12,000 εεετι σιπασειτρυμτι σμoς υπαλorλου

    All violations committed by the company

    Sentenced to a fine of 12,000 euros company the District Court of Paphos as the Department of Labor Inspection of the Ministry of Labor and Social Insurance promoted, as stated in its announcement, the criminal prosecution of the employerwho violated the provisions of the Legislation on Safety and Health at Work.

    According to the announcement of the Department of Labor Inspection, as a result of this prosecution, the District Court of Paphos sentenced the company “FIXMOR LTD”, which is active, among other things, in the storage of dry building materials, to a fine of 12,000 euros for violations of the Minimum Safety and Health Standards (Use of Work Equipment at Work) Regulations, of the Minimum Safety and Health Standards in the Workplace Regulations, of the Management of Safety and Health at Work Regulations and of the Safety and Health at Work Laws that caused the injury to her employer and set at risk to its employees.

    As mentioned, the first violation concerns failure to take the necessary measuresfor lifting employees with work equipment and accessories provided for this purpose, as a result of which an employee of the company fell from the forks of a forklift, on which he was being lifted, and was injured.

    The second violation concerns failure to provide a safe working method for the transfer (loading/unloading) process of a manual pallet lift (hand lift) from the warehouse mezzanine to its main building.

    It is added that the third offense relates to failure to install on the free side of the warehouse mezzanine a protective curtain, which is at least 1.10 meters above the floor (of the mezzanine), is a solid parapet or railing with a handrail (handrail), has guardrail (parapet) at least 0.20 meters high and an intermediate bar, the distance of which does not exceed 0.45 meters from the guardrail or handrail.

    Finally, the fourth violation concerns failure to determine the preventive and protective measures that must be taken based on the written assessment of the risks existing during the work and especially the work related to the transfer (loading/unloading) of a manual pallet lifter (hand lift) from the mezzanine floor of the warehouse, to its main building.< /p>

    In the announcement of the Department of Labor Inspection it is also noted that the Court sentenced a natural person to a prison sentence of 5 months suspended for 3 years, for violations of the Minimum Safety and Health Standards (Use of Work Equipment at Work ) of Regulations.

    Source: cyprustimes.com

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