The Energy Act 2016.
13th May 2016
The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016 – coming into force on 1st January 2017.
18th May 2016

Newport firm fined for cases of Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome

A Newport based pipe manufacturing company has been fined a total of £200,000 and ordered to pay costs of £27,724 for safety failings after seven cases of Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) or Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) were reported between April 2014 and July 2015. Employees used vibrating tools without proper training or practical controls to reduce vibration risk. An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found no sufficient risk assessment or health surveillance had been carried out.