As Fab Metal Fortnight comes to an end we found this useful extract
The HSE Campaign is focussing on fabricated metal premises that take part in welding and activities involving metal working fluids and inspectors will be carrying out no less than 250 visits. This is part of the overall inspection programme for the Manufacturing Sector in 2018-19 focusing on Occupational Lung Disease (OLD). The focus of the inspections will be on OLD from exposure to welding fume and Metal Working Fluid (MWF) mist to ensure that adequate controls for OLD risks are provided and used correctly!
‘Nonchalant’ contractor ignored asbestos marked ceiling tiles in office demolition
The company failed to undertake a risk assessments therefore putting its staff in danger – Asbestos Awareness Training as well robust health and safety policies and procedures could have avoided this!
Click the “RISK” image to read about how DHL was fined £2m over the death of an employee – an awful tragedy that was caused by something as simple as lack of staff training.
Risk Management is a key requirement by law for workplace activities that could cause harm or injury to people. The risk assessment process is not that difficult provided that you can demonstrate that the appropriate steps have been taken
To ensure that anything like this doesn’t happen to you and your workforce take a look at our Risk Management options by clicking here