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No CE Certification on Machine

January 28, 2016 | biocare

A supermarket employee was awarded damages of €47,500.00 after he suffered an electric shock while operating a ten year old compactor at his place of work. An engineer giving evidence on behalf of the employee stated the compactor had no CE mark or certification.

Delivering judgement in the case Mr. Justice Donald Binchy stated there is an obligation on employers to ensure work equipment is inspected and reviewed at reasonable intervals to ensure compliance with technological developments and equipment safety standards. By doing so employer’s can minimise the safety risks associated with operating any such equipment in the workplace.

(Watters v’s Dunnes Stores High Court 2015)