DoT consultation of CO2 emission controls
13th July 2020
SI 2020/734
16th July 2020

Incompetent H&S consultant fined

A self-employed consultant was fined £1,400 for providing health and safety advice on technical and complex matters while not being qualified to advise his clients.  He provided inadequate and flawed advice to small and medium sized enterprises on the management and control of risk in relation to hand arm vibration, work place noise and the control of substances hazardous to health.  HSE investigation found that the consultant incorrectly identified risk from exposure to hand arm vibration as ‘low’ and advised to use ‘anti vibration gloves’ as an appropriate control measure. He also failed to identify that paints containing isocyanates can cause asthma.