Ipswich safety breach company fined

A TRANSPORT company in Ipswich has been ordered to pay £8,600 after ignoring instructions to improve safety at its warehouse.

A TRANSPORT company in Ipswich has been ordered to pay £8,600 after ignoring instructions to improve safety at its warehouse.

Magistrates found Karl King Transport Ltd, of Cocksedge Business Park, guilty of breaches under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 after a joint investigation by Ipswich Borough Council and the Health and Safety Executive.

The Borough Council decided to prosecute after the company did not comply with a Prohibition Notice relating to dangerous stacking of pallet loads and damaged pallet racking at the site.

The Council's environmental health officers told the court that the company had made little or no attempt to comply with its requirements despite numerous warnings.

The company was fined a total of £8,600, including costs.

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