Did you know that having non-compliant signage could lead to extensive fines, prison sentences, personal injuries or even loss of life? Signage, especially in an emergency, is vital to help people remain safe and is an important element of the health and safety ethos in every business.
Bandvulc has been awarded SafeContractor accreditation for excellence in health and safety. The retreader, recently bought by Continental, stated that its application for SafeContractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business and to protect employees and customers.
Kent-based tyre company Watling Tyre Service Limited has been fine £1 million and will have to pay almost 10 per cent more on top as costs after it was sentenced for safety failings. The case follows the death of 21-year-old Matthew Hoare, from Canterbury in an incident that took place 10 years ago.
ATS Euromaster has been awarded gold accreditation from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) for the third successive year. The award recognises ongoing outstanding performance in delivering a safer work environment. The network is the only national tyre specialist to be recognised at the highest level.
ATS Euromaster is to further increase its commitment to protecting customers, by embarking on a massive training programme that will see every single manager earn an accredited health and safety qualification from the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). ATS Euromaster has been licensed to deliver the qualification in-house thanks to accreditation and recognition by IOSH of the outstanding commitment to safety within the business, which already boasts an abundance of awards and accreditations for health and safety including membership of Safecontractor and the Contractors Health and Safety Scheme (CHAS). It was also presented with a second consecutive Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Gold Award in May 2015.
National trade body the British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) is backing a national campaign to raise the profile of health protection in welding. New posters from the Welding Fume Team, which explain the importance of safe working practices in managing welding fume, have been produced under the “Bad Air Day” initiative.
The IMI has announced new services for members in the run up to the organisation’s spring Representative Member Assembly (RMA). The new member benefits will provide support for business managers as well as introducing a comprehensive careers information and advice service. A new partnership with specialist A.C.T. will give members access to information and […]
ATS Euromaster has been presented with the International Safety Award by the British Safety Council. The accolade, which adds to its high tally of safety accreditations and awards, followed an assessment of ATS Euromaster’s Wishaw centre, which was found to show strong commitment to protecting the health and safety of both workers and customers.
On 5 April 2014 all workplaces are required to display the latest Health & Safety Law poster, while a new pocket card has also been produced to replace the Health & Safety leaflets circulated to employees based off-site. Workplaces have been required to display the current Health & Safety poster in a prominent position since […]
US retreading association the Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau is partnering with the Retread Manufacturers Association to offer a ‘Retread Workshop Practice’ course in the UK, commencing in September 2013. The correspondence based course includes two ‘mock’ exams to monitor progress during the periods of study, extending from September 2013 to May 2014, and a final exam, which can be taken at a local university or technical college.
ATS Euromaster has been awarded a safety accreditation by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) in its 2013 Safety Awards. ATS-E reduced the number of lost time accidents, recording an unprecedented 25 per cent reduction in 2012 compared with the previous year. This is particularly notable, ATS-E says, since it had already reduced its lost time accidents by 58 per cent between 2007 and 2011. The RoSPA Safety Awards recognise health and safety success and offer organisations a prime opportunity to prove on-going commitment to raising health and safety standards. The tyre specialist is the only company of its kind to be recognised in this way.
A fitter killed in a tyre explosion in 2006 died an “accidental death”, according to the jury at an inquest into the incident. Matthew Hoare was 21 when the earthmover tyre he was repairing blew up, throwing him 15ft into a metal wall and killing him instantly.
Whether they know it or not, farmers are under a legal obligation to ensure that the tyres fitted to the agricultural equipment they own and operate are fit for purpose. That means fitting the correct type for a given situation/application and ensuring that they are properly adjusted and maintained. Ron Wood of Mitas Tyres UK Ltd, Matthew Knight of Knights Solicitors and Nigel Bush of tyre distributor B. A. Bush recently shared their insights on the relevant legislative requirements with Tyres & Accessories.
Further details of the lethal incident at Pirelli’s Dalton Road, Carlisle tyre production factory have emerged with various sources naming the victim as George Falder, 48 from Carlisle. According to local police Falder was found dead inside an autoclave at about 18:00 BST on Sunday 30 September. Contrary to earlier news reports, the autoclave was not used in the retreading of tyres as Pirelli exclusively produces new passenger car and 4×4 tyres at the Dalton road facility. Instead, company representatives clarified that the autoclave in question was used in the curing of beads used in the construction of new tyres.
Farmers should exercise caution when switching from conventional wheels and tyres to row-crop equipment this spring, advises Mitas Tyres. As ISO 9000 and Health & Safety regulations now place a heavy responsibility on tyre suppliers and equipment operators, Mitas cautions that fitting incorrect replacements could have severe consequences, including equipment failure or breaches of legal obligations.