Safety Alert – Cylinders manufactured from aluminium alloys HE30/AA6082 and AA6351 and used primarily for gases for underwater breathing apparatus

Health and Safety Executive - Safety Alert Department Name: Energy Division Bulletin No: ED 1-2018 Issue Date: 8th March  2018 Target Audience: SCUBA diving, those that supply breathing air through an umbilical hose and those used to fill SCUBA cylinders. Key Issues: Cylinders to be inspected and tested include those…

Surveyor fined after failing to detect asbestos

A specialist asbestos company has been fined after failing to detect asbestos at a demolition site. Greater Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard how EAS Asbestos Limited were commissioned to conduct refurbishment and demolition surveys by Mercer Brother Limited, a construction company who were contracted to demolish garages for Hyndburn Homes. EAS…

Contractor fined after a series of failures to carry out work safely and provide adequate welfare facilities

A contractor carrying out refurbishment and basement extension work was prosecuted after the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) identified a series of serious safety breaches during inspections. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard that PVAD Limited was the contractor controlling work at a construction site at on Montholme Road, London, SW11, when…

Company fined after worker falls from ladder

Safestyle UK was sentenced today after a worker fell from a ladder sustaining a fracture to his lower leg. Sheffield Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 1 March 2017, a window installer working for H.P.A.S. Limited, trading as Safestyle UK, was attempting to install a first-floor rear bedroom window at a…

Company fined after workers suffer serious burns

A Nottinghamshire foundry has been sentenced after two employees suffered serious burns from an electrical flashover. Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 2 September 2016, at BAS Castings Ltd two employees were working to reinstate the power supply to one of the furnaces after repair work had been completed…
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