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Businesses have been reminded they will be prosecuted if employees are put at risk or an accident at work takes place.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has insisted it will "not hesitate" to take action against those firms deemed to be falling short of the required safety standards.
Companies were handed the warning after one firm was fined following an incident in which a member of staff received an electric shock.
Tecvac was deemed to have put insufficient safety procedures in place at its premises in Swavesey, Cambridgeshire.
As a result, an employee suffered an electric shock and received multiple burns and wounds to his limbs.
The worker spent four months recovering following a 12-day convalescence in hospital.
Alison Ashworth, an inspector at the HSE, commented: "Work with or near electricity is dangerous.
"This incident could have been prevented if the company had identified the risk and acted to control it."
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Posted by T B Walters