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Factory and safety consultant slapped with a fine for machine guarding failures

A Health and safety consultant working for a company based in Hampshire and his company have been prosecuted after fingers of two workers were severed inside a machine in separate incidents. Both incidents occurred in Fareham, Hampshire inside the factory of Porvair Filtration Group Limited. Last year on 12th April, a worker operating a guillotine… Read the Full Post

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HSE Intervention Fees are Now in Play

The Health and Safety cost recovery scheme is now fully active. Any intervention the HSE has to make will now be chargeable; yet another reason to make sure health and safety is one of your top priorities. Any companies that are investigated by the HSE will now be liable for a number of costs that… Read the Full Post

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Health and Safety Services Retainer & Competent Person for SMEs

Good health and safety doesn’t make the world go round but it makes the ride worthwhile when the results add real value and long term improvements to your business.  HSE Competent Person Services Retainer Veritas Consulting have developed a competent person package that will ensure your continued investment into health and safety is used effectively.… Read the Full Post

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Staying Safe and Enjoying the Jubilee Celebrations

Jubilee Celebrations The Government has made an announcement which will be welcomed by many streets in the UK planning on holding Jubilee celebrations. There is no need to worry about health and safety concerns which are being enforced by ‘jobsworths’. These are men and women that are taking health and safety laws and regulations out… Read the Full Post

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Has Health and Safety Taken a Step Too Far?

A Case of the Wrong Type of Rescue Equipment Alison Hume’s Life Could Have Been Saved. Has Health and Safety Taken a Step Too Far? In the news last week there was the story about the tragic and preventable death of Alison Hume who dies in July 2008. The 44 year old mother fell down… Read the Full Post

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Collapse of Scaffolding Seriously Injures Nottingham Worker

A scaffolding company which is based in Kirkby in Ashfield has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety executive.  They were found to be responsible for a collapse of the scaffolding in Nottingham which injured a local roofer.   The roofing contractor had to take four months off work while he recovered from his injuries. The… Read the Full Post

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£150,000 fine after Worker has head crushed by reversing lorry

Simon Mason was working late at night at a parcel firm in West Horndon in Essex.  After watching the lorry enter the depot he noticed that the driver had not lined up straight so decided to help the driver by signalling to him.  As he put his head out to shout to the driver the… Read the Full Post

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Introducing our ‘Competent Person Service’ – an essential service for all employers

As you may know, the ‘Management of Health and Safety at Work regulations 1999’ requires all employers to appoint one or more ‘Competent Persons‘ to provide knowledgeable assistance with health and safety. Competent Person Service When you appoint Veritas Consulting as your business competent person, you will be receiving one of the most comprehensive and… Read the Full Post

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