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In short: Insulation co had poor COSHH assessment

A Welsh insulation company has been fined after a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigation found its COSHH (control of substances hazardous to health) assessment was insufficient.

Natural Insulation's failings related to controlling substances hazardous to health
Natural Insulation's failings related to controlling substances hazardous to health | Image credit: ©iStock/W6

Natural Insulation (formerly Black Mountain Insulation) did not conduct an adequate assessment for processing hemp and failed to adequately guard machinery. The investigation was carried out following concerns raised anonymously. 

At Wrexham Magistrates’ Court, Natural Insulation, which specialises in construction products made from wool and hemp, pleaded guilty to breaching Regulation 11 of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations and Regulation 6 of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations. It was fined £30,000 and ordered to pay costs of £59,000.

 

Keeley Downey is acting deputy editor of IOSH Magazine. She is a former editor of Biofuels International, Bioenergy Insight and Tank Cleaning Magazine

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