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Keeping employees safe and guarding against injury
Monday, 03 October 2016 10:19

A new employee says he knows how to use our heavy vehicle straightening equipment, but the other workers are concerned that he has never worked with this type of equipment.

What should we do?

Repairing vehicles, especially straightening structurally damaged vehicles with clamps, chains and hydraulics, is potentially dangerous. A significant amount of load is needed and if the equipment is incorrectly used/attached it can come loose and has the potential to cause significant injury.

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Motor Manufacturer Fined over Asbestos Contamination
Monday, 15 August 2016 09:55

In July 2016 a motor manufacturer has been fined after discovery of asbestos boarding panels contaminated a site. General Motors UK Ltd was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after work being undertaken at its North Road, Ellesmere Port site in 2014 exposed contractors to risks associated with asbestos.

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