1 Firm fined for Nottingham worker's condition

A facilities management company that maintains student accommodation developments across the East Midlands and Scotland has been ordered to pay more than £15,000 for the ill health of a Nottingham worker

It comes after an employee who operated mowers, strimmers and leaf blowers as part of his role between 2007 and 2012 was left with hand arm vibration syndrome.

Nottingham Magistrates' Court heard that the UPP (Broadgate Park) Ltd worker was regularly exposed to levels of vibration above the exposure limit value. He also reported the condition to his manager but no action was taken.

UPP (Broadgate Park) Limited, of Gracechurch Street, London, was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and pleaded guilty to breaching the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005.

It was fined £14,000 and ordered to pay full costs of £1,943.

The company manages Broadgate Park in Nottingham, Albion House in Beeston and Cloister House in Dunkirk.

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