Impact Technical Services are to offer companies free workplace extraction assessments in support of a new campaign by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) launched for 2016 through to 2020. Helping Great Britain Work Well is aimed at encouraging employers to improve the hazardous conditions in which thousands of workers are subjected to every day.
Over the past 10 years there has been an improvement in the health and safety record for Great Britain with the number of fatalities falling from 223 to 142 along with the number of working days lost, although this still stands at an alarming 27.3 million. Unfortunately, the number of new cases of ill health has only dropped by 29,000 over the past ten years falling from 545,000 to 516,000, leaving significant room for improvement.
The HSE states: ‘It is an employer’s duty to protect the health, safety and welfare of their employees’ so in support of the campaign Impact Technical Services are offering free workplace assessments to examine the dust and fume extraction practices in place in organisations across all sectors, offering guidance and advice on systems and equipment available along with possible modifications to existing systems with testing and monitoring schedules in compliance with COSHH regulations.
With over 30 years experience in ventilation and extraction systems Impact Technical Services is well placed to assess such systems and to recommend cost effective and efficient solutions.
“The HSE’s campaign is a timely reminder of the importance of ensuring your workforce is safe,” says operations director Tony Bosworth. “We urge employers to remember that it is law to protect your staff and you could face a hefty fine if sufficient extraction is not in place and regularly tested. Our free, no obligation offer is the perfect way to ensure your company is compliant. Together we can help to make Great Britain a safer place to work.”
Join the conversation on the HSE’s campaign on Twitter at #HelpGBWorkWell.