EC Safety Solutions Ltd are Excited to announce that we are moving to our own premises within the high Street of Strood in Kent. The Premises will allow us to operate from the busy high street and deliver training from our own training room. watch this space for updates and discounted training from EC safety Solutions new training centre
Companies fined after workers exposed to asbesto
Three companies have been fined a total of more than £1m after workers were exposed to asbestos while refurbishing a school in Waltham Forest. Southwark Crown Court heard that on 24 July 2012 a worker removed part of a suspended ceiling in one of the ground floor refurbished rooms at St Mary’s school and identified suspect asbestos containing materials. Asbestos fibres were subsequently found in numerous areas in the school. The court heard that the London Borough of Waltham Forest had a contract with NPS London Limited to manage development and refurbishment of its estate. At the time of the incident the Principal Contractor for the work was Mansell Construction Services (aka Balfour Beatty) and the subcontractor was Squibb Group Limited. A Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigation found that although an asbestos survey was completed, there were multiple caveats and disclaimers which were not appropriately checked. Balfour Beatty Regional Construction Limited (previously Mansell Construction Services Limited) of Canary Wharf, London was fined £500,000 and ordered to pay costs of £32,364.84 after pleading guilty to breaching Section 2(1) and 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. NPS London Limited, of Business Park Norwich, Norfolk was fined £370,000 and ordered to pay £32,364.84 in costs after pleading guilty to breaching Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. Squibb Group Limited, of Stanford Le Hope, Essex was fined £400,000 and ordered to pay costs of £175,000 after being found guilty after a trial of a breach of Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. Speaking after the hearing HSE inspector Sarah Robinson said: “The principal contractor and contractors on site did not review the survey report in detail, and did not take into consideration the multitude of caveats. “Therefore the work undertaken did not adopt the high standards of control expected for working where there was the potential to expose workers to asbestos.” Read More
A word from a few of our many satisfied clients
EC Safety Solutions have been our preferred training providers for over 2 years now, delivering first aid at work, fire and evacuation, manual handling and other safety related training courses. The feed back that I recieve from all of the tutors that attend this training is nothing short of exceptional. EC Safety Solutions have also saved us a considerable amount of money in the procurement of other esssential safety services. OUTSTANDING
City and Islington College London: Stephen Farren: Health and Safety Manager
At Neuberger Berman, we take our commitment to the health and safety of our employees, visitors and contractors seriously. We started in our Mayfair office in 2009 and on review decided that we did not have the internal resource or expertise to ensure that we were both complying with all the legislation or, more importantly, that we were using best practice methods to ensure that we were operating safely and providing the best working conditions for our employees. The advice, guidance and training provided by EC Safety Solutions have been invaluable in helping us create our safety culture and one that fits our business needs. We have since achieved 2 International Safety Awards (This year with Merits). EC Safety Solutions have also now started to service our European offices and they have been recieved well by all of the office managers and senior management
The 24/7 hands-on support from EC Safety Solutions has been outstanding and I would be delighted to recommend them to other organisations.
Neuberger Berman Europe Ltd - Sandra Empty (HR Manager)
Great to see Eric McCann in our offices today providing our First Aid and Fire Warden training. Always good to support independent businesses and he never fails to make it interesting. Highly recommended!
Ronié Ibrahim - Executive Assistant to Nathan Goddard VP Real Estate at Student.com
We found the training provided by EC Safety Solutions to be “ comprehensive, interesting, relevant to our factory and it’s idiosyncrasies and above all not at all boring, dare I say we had a laugh with Eric – well done !!!”
Sarah Martin: Director Re-Go Autoparts