Proactive Health and Safety – what do we mean? With respect to health and safety, are you Proactive or are you Reactive? Do you wait for things to happen and then respond? Is so, you are reactive. Most of us do a mixture of the two. We react to certain things and we try to

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Scaffolder fined for unsafe work at height Key Facts A scaffolder was investigated after a member of the public lodged a complaint with the HSE. There was no safety equipment in place to protect workers or members of the public. The scaffolder was fined £18,000 and ordered to pay costs of £1907.50.

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Firm fined after exposing school to asbestos Key Facts A company has been fined after it was found that they exposed workers, pupils and teachers to asbestos at a school in Suffolk. Asbestos was disturbed when subcontractors were removing a wall. The firm was fined £22,400 and ordered to pay costs of £11,741.

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COMAH 2015 – The Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 2015 came into effect on 1 June 2015 and a new guidance document (L111, Third edition) was also produced. The COMAH Regulations 1999 have been revoked. The guidance is for anyone who has duties under the COMAH Regulations 2015, particularly operators of establishments. It is also

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