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- Ensure that vehicles are safe for use on the proposed terrain, particularly that appropriate tyre tread and pressure are maintained in wet off-road terrain.
- Ensure drivers are competent to operate the vehicle safely on the proposed terrain, and have an emergency plan.
The victim was assisting with placing beehives in a remote location. The vehicle, driven by the director of the defendant company, lost traction on a steep hillside and rolled backwards down a hill. The victim tried to jump clear of the vehicle but was killed by crush injury.
Charge 2: Sections 36(1)(a), and s48(1) and 2(c) of the Health and safety at Work Act 2015