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The perils of working at height and the need for training

The potential dangers of working at height are regularly stressed to clients by the EP Risk team during our training courses. The importance of the issue was highlighted this month when a roofing company was fined £80,000 for safety failings related to working at height. Magistrates heard how numerous concerns were raised by members of the public about…

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NEBOSH course to run in Huddersfield

A NEBOSH course will start at our training centre in Huddersfield on February 1. It is aimed at managers, employees and supervisors from all types of organisation who need a broad understanding of health and safety issues. NEBOSH – the National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety  – is the most widely held health and safety qualification in…

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Toxic vapour cloud firm fined £3 million for health and safety breaches

The death of one worker and injuries to another from a toxic vapour cloud have cost a Yorkshire chemical company £3 million in fines and costs. A build-up of titanium tetrachloride took place within a vessel at the Grimsby plant of Cristal Pigment UK Limited (formerly Millennium Inorganic Chemicals) on March 5, 2010. The chemical came into contact with water…

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New safety guidelines make yellow old hat

They may be a familiar sight on construction sites across the country – but it appears that yellow hard hats have had their day. A leading industry body, BuildUK, has devised a scheme to colour code the hats worn on construction sites – and yellow has been wiped from the palette. The Safety Helmet Colours and Training…

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