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Recent Health and Safety at Work Case highlights that Tyre Pressure Monitoring is crucial

The BBC recently reported on a fine of £6,650 under the Health and Safety at Work Act following the death of a farm worker in a quad bike accident in the Scottish Borders. Grant Shannon, 34, died on Kelloe Mains Farm near Duns on 14 June 2007.

 

The Health and Safety Executive said Mr Shannon’s death could “easily have been prevented” and stressed the need to properly maintain such equipment. 

 

There were a number of health and safety issues but the most serious identified was incorrect tyre pressure.

 

The company admitted charges under the Health and Safety at Work Act for “failure to provide and maintain plant (ATV) that was, so far as reasonably practicable, safe”.

 

Inspector Gillian McLean said: “Mr Shannon’s death could easily have been prevented.” If it had been checked that the vehicle was in “good mechanical condition”.

 

aide automotive supplies two tyre pressure monitors that for a small investment can save lives and avoid the cost of being fined or even imprisoned for breaches in Health and Safety. PressurePro and Air Alert take the guesswork of determining the correct tyre pressure of your vehicles

 

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