Rochdale bedding firm fined over multiple safety failings

A Rochdale bedding manufacturer has been fined £50,000 after a health and safety inspection found most of its machines were unsafe to use and one machine was wrapped with cardboard as the only way of protecting workers from the dangerous moving parts inside.

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Tim’s holiday photo of ‘disabled access ramp’

Tim Hudson, our technical director, has just returned from a short break in Spain. As many of you know, so enthusiastic is Tim about his work that even when he is supposed to be relaxing on holiday, he is still thinking about health and safety, as these holiday snaps illustrate.

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The Value Of BREEAM

Since BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) was introduced in 1990, it has grown in popularity as an aid to delivering environmentally friendly buildings. Last year alone, some 7,000 projects were assessed using BREEAM.

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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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