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£90k fine for exposing workers to HAVS for 10 years

A train refurbishment company has today been sentenced after exposing workers to hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS). Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court heard how Faiveley Transport Tamworth Limited exposed its workers to uncontrolled and unrestrained exposure to vibrating tools from 2005 to 2015 at their Amington site in Tamworth. Company employees used a number of vibrating tools […]

Company fined £224k for exposing workers to harmful chemicals

A chemical manufacturing company has today been fined after failing to manage the risk of exposure to chemicals harmful to health, resulting in workers being exposed to chemicals which caused long term damage to their skin. Teesside Magistrates’ Court heard how employees working with chemicals at Fine Organics Ltd (now trading as Lianhetec), Seals Sands, […]

£60k fine for furnace relining company after HAVS and COSHH risks

Furnace relining company, Calderys UK Ltd, has today been sentenced for failing to control exposure to both vibration and silica for its workers. Leeds Crown Court heard the company reported two cases of employees suffering Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) and during the subsequent Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigation it was found that no measures […]