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Notices served

Notice 312757672 served against Abel Steelwork and Metalwork Ltd on 15/08/2022
Notice Type Improvement Notice
Description You have failed to ensure that the exposure of your employees to welding fume, which is a substance hazardous to health, is either prevented or where this is not reasonably practicable, adequately controlled, as only respiratory protective equipment has been provided, which only protects the wearer and not those conducting other activities nearby. You have failed to make and give effect to appropriate arrangements for the effective monitoring of water-mix metalworking fluid (MWF) quality, in that concentration and pH testing is not conducted at appropriate intervals to ensure MWF quality is maintained in the recommended range within the sumps of the business’s metal cutting saws, where exposure to poor quality MWF can increase the risk of developing ill health conditions such as Dermatitis. You have failed to ensure that thorough examination and testing of local exhaust ventilation plant has been conducted within the last 14 months, where this engineering control is provided to control exposure to solvent vapour containing Xylene (a substance hazardous to health) during the business’s paint spraying activities.
Compliance Date 31/10/2022 Revised Compliance Date
Result Complied with

Breaches involved in this Notice

Location of Offence
Address Thatcham / Abel Steelwork and
Able Steelework & Metalwork
Unit 6 Riddings Farm
Goose Hill
RG19 8AU
Region East & South East
Local Authority West Berkshire UA
Industry Manufacturing
Type of Location Fixed
HSE Details
HSE Group FODOP4GP15 HSE Directorate Field Operations Division
HSE Area HSE Division South East
Updated: 2020-03-04