New Appointment Spearheads Expansion at Aegis

Preston-based construction safety firm Aegis has appointed Peter Gregory as a health and safety consultant to spearhead its expansion into specialised areas of health and safety risk management.

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Aegis Offers Firms Cost Effective Alternative To Imminent HSE Fee Scheme

Specialists at Preston health and safety firm Aegis are encouraging organisations to avoid the fees being introduced by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) by booking a site safety inspection.

The HSE has confirmed that its cost recovery scheme, Fee for Intervention (FFI), will start on 1 October 2012 subject to Parliamentary approval of the proposed legislation.

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New Asbestos Regulations In Force

The Control of Asbestos Regulations were implemented on 6th April 2012.

These update previous asbestos regulations to take account of the EU Directive on exposure to asbestos (Directive 2009/148/EC), with which previous UK legislation was not fully compliant.

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Ex-mayor Of Nottingham Sentenced For Fire Safety Breaches

A businessman and former mayor of Nottingham, Mohammed Munir, was sentenced in early January 2012 to 26 weeks’ imprisonment, suspended for two years, and ordered to undertake 180 hours of unpaid work and to pay £4,000 in costs by Nottingham Crown Court, after pleading guilty to a number of fire safety breaches at his factory premises in the city, Trent Valley Trading.

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Recognition for Aegis at APS Awards

Preston-based company Aegis had some success at the Association for Project Safety (APS) Annual Awards 2011.

The APS awards are unique, being the only ones of their kind dedicated to recognising excellence in health and safety risk management in the construction industry.

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Preston Firm In Line For Hat Trick Of National Awards

Preston-based company Aegis has been shortlisted for three national awards and the outstanding work of one of the firm’s employees means he has a chance to be named Construction Design and Management (CDM) Co-ordinator of the Year 2011 by the Association for Project Safety (APS).

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