4th March 2021
HSE has updated and expanded its advice to help employers provide adequate ventilation in their workplaces during the coronavirus pandemic. A link to the latest information provided can be found here
26th June 2020
HSE have released the following information regarding Air Conditioning and Ventilation during the Coronavirus outbreak
COVID-19 Update - 11th May 2020
Following on from yesterday's government announcement and the fact that many of our clients fall into the categories that will begin to return to work from Wednesday we wanted to advise that Paul Dentith Installations are open for business.
Although our office will remain closed at this time, we continue to have full access to emails, phone calls and meetings remotely.
Our engineers are available for site work. We have reviewed our Health and Safety to take into accout the government and HSE guidance. Risk assessments/Method Statements will continue to be issued individually for each job and to be reviewed by our engineers and clients before work proceeds taking into account any site specific rules or engineer concerns. We remain comitted to working together to ensure we can still offer all our services in the safest possible way for everyone.
COVID-19 update - 20th March 2020
From Monday 23rd March 2020 we have taken the decision to close our office and work from home. We will have access to emails and all office calls will be diverted to mobile. We can also arrange meetings via Skype/Zoom if required.
20th February 2020
Welding inspections ongoing...
This week HSE are reminding employers that they must protect their workers’ health by controlling the risks from welding fume.
They have released some guidance to help employers and employees with the ongoing inspections. This includes links to advice on what to expect from an inspector's visit, the HSE’s revised guidance on welding fume as well as COSHH advice sheets to help you control the risk from hazardous substances in welding.
HSE Safety Alert – February 2019
Change in Enforcement Expectations for Mild Steel Welding Fume
HSE have released a safety alert following new scientific evidence that exposure to all welding fume, including mild steel welding fume can cause lung cancer. There is also limited evidence linked to kidney cancer.
Therefore, there is a change in HSE enforcement expectations in relation to the control of exposure of welding fume, including that from mild steel welding.
All businesses undertaking welding activities should ensure effective engineering controls are provided and correctly used to control fume arising from those welding activities.
Please see HSE bulletin reference: STSU1 – 2019