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Benefit of regular audits

A client with whom we have been working with for the past 2 years has seen the benefits of regular site audits after receiving an outstanding award for safety. Their client has asked them to quote for more works and this lead …

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Hastings scaffolding company fined £30,000

A Hastings scaffolding contractor and erector have been fined after handing over unsecured scaffolding to a client, putting builders at risk. The company was found guilty of safety breaches and fined £20,000 and ordered to pay £10,000 in costs. The …

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Ladder Exchange Initiative

This initiative provides UK businesses with an easy and simple way to replace broken, damaged or bent ladders and trade them in for safe new ones. Since its launch, Ladder Exchange has resulted in over 8,000 dodgy ladders being removed …

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HSE consultation on new Cost Recovery Scheme

Under new proposals that could start in April 2012, the Government and the HSE will be making companies that break the law pay to put things right (instead of the public purse).  This means that if your company fails to …

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HSE Targeting small companies in 2011

The HSE are now beginning to target smaller contractors, sub contractors and companies that are not complying with the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations.

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