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£12k fine for ignoring three HSE dust and weld fume improvement notices

A Lincolnshire metal fabrication company has been fined £12,000 for not complying with three HSE improvement notices. In December 2018, W S Barrett & Son Limited was issued with three improvement notices relating to testing wood dust and powder coating local exhaust ventilation (LEV), and providing LEV for welding fume extraction on its site in […]

Are you following correct working at height procedures?

A Northamptonshire painting and decorating employer has been sentenced after an employee sustained serious, life changing injuries after falling from height. Wellingborough Magistrates’ Court heard that, an employee of Ian Ramsay was severely injured when he fell from height whilst installing a roof ladder on a pitched roof at a property in Mawsley, Northamptonshire. The […]

Broadcast November 2019

This month our H&S Advisor, Russell Spurr, alerts us to the latest welding fume update from HSE and their planned inspections commencing in the new year. If you undertake any type of welding process within your business, it’s extremely important that you ensure you’re compliant with the law and have all of the relevant control […]

A week in the life of a Health & Safety Advisor…

As you can imagine, our work can be extremely varied and our advisors find themselves in all types of weird and wonderful locations and situations. Over recent weeks, one of our Senior Health & Safety Advisors, Paul Kent, has had some interesting assignments. First of all, he visited A&M Hawk Ltd, a pest control company that […]

Fine and sentence for two who made no effort to control Legionella bacteria

Two people have been sentenced after failing to control the risk of exposure to Legionella bacteria in the cooling tower at their business premises in Spring Hill, Birmingham. Birmingham Magistrates’ Court heard that, between June 2017 and February 2018, Kulwant Singh Chatha and partner Satpaul Kaur Chatha of Isher Hangers failed to put suitable measures […]