Painter’s trades: Asbestos and You

Painters across Great Britain are being warned about the hidden dangers associated with asbestos. The warning comes as part of the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) Asbestos and You campaign targeting tradespeople about the personal risks from asbestos that still exist in  properties across the country today. Around five thousand people a year die from […]

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DCM vapour killed a construction worker

A brick and stonework restoration company, Brick Restoration Ltd and its two directors, Stewart Bailey and John McCole, have been sentenced following the death of a construction worker. Alexandru Sorin was overcome by dichloromethane (‘DCM’) vapour whilst using a DCM-based paint stripper at a property in London on 25 July 2017. Mr Sorin was working […]

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Mental Health Risks in Construction

HSE’s ‘Working Well Together’ event is aimed at small and medium-sized Construction companies Click on the graphic below to sign up to attend this FREE event on Mental Health in Construction at Walsall FC on Wednesday 18 May 2022. This is a fantastic opportunity to listen to some great speakers and access some free resources. […]

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Dichloromethane (DCM) update

COSHH Essentials direct advice sheets September 2021 saw HSE publish a new series of Dichloromethane (DCM) advice sheets. The information sheets will help those working with DCM in paint stripping, and also those using floor laying adhesives, to comply with duties under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (as amended) to control […]

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