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Fine for Skyway Shopfitters

The Health and Safety Regulations (HSE) have imposed a heavy fine on a firm in Uxbridge.

Skyway Shopfitters of Sky Studio, Morgans Yard, Arundel Road was found by the authorities to have breached regulations for the health and safety of their employees.

HSE inspectors found that there was no suitable storage for highly flammable liquids at the premises of Skyway Shopfitters, lifting equipment was never examined, nor had they provided any training for their operators of said equipment. The local exhaust ventilation systems had not been checked to ensure that they were sufficiently effective, and there was no protective equipment for the sprayers. Furthermore, electrical systems were faulty and did not offer any protection for the workers from the mobile parts of machinery that could be dangerous.

The HSE inspector stated that it was the employer’s duty to protect employees. This company had high-risk activity with lifting operations, paint spraying and inadequate storage facilities for flammable liquids with no regard for health and safety.

Skyway Shopfitters was fined £18,000, and ordered to pay the full costs of £6,210.

The HSE considered this as being so serious that it issued nine Improvement Notices.

A noted statement is, that “The Health and Safety Executive is Britain’s national regulator for workplace health and safety. It aims to prevent death, injury and ill health. It does so through research, information and advice, promoting training, new or revised regulations and codes of practice, and working with local authority partners by inspection, investigation and enforcement.”