Year: 2015

Car body repair company fined £4000 by HSE

Christopher Hutton, owner of Auto Bodyworks and Wheel Clinic at Storforth Lane Trading Estate, Hasland, has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive on the basis of having failed to comply with two improvement notices, despite having been given a number of opportunities to comply with them. Following...

Extraction and Safe Ventilation of Welding Fumes

Are you removing fumes safely away during welding? The fumes produced when welding takes place in the environment are sustantially hazardous to a person’s health, as the Health and Safety Executive have previously remarked; “Studies have shown there is a link between welding and respiratory ill health.” “Breathing in...

Wood Waste and Dust Extraction – are your employees protected?

Wood Dust “Wood dust can cause serious health problems. It can cause asthma, which carpenters and joiners are four times more likely to get compared with other UK workers. The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002 require that you protect workers from the hazards of wood...

Fee For Intervention could cost you

FFI, otherwise known as Fee for Intervention, is a HSE cost recovery regime that was first put into place at the beginning of October 2012, that follows regulations 23 to 25 of The Health and Safety (Fees) Regulations 2012 What is FFI? FFI, otherwise known as Fee for Intervention,...

Northamptonshire firms fined for asbestos failings

Two firms based in Northamptonshire have been fined on the basis of having failed to comply with regulations set by both Asbestos Regulations and the Health and Safety Executive. The firms being Lifting Systems ltd, and Durasteel Services ltd, were said to have breached at least three regulations on...