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London manufacturer fined for major safety breaches

A manufacturing company based in Uxbridge has been fined for a series of health and safety breaches which put its employees at risk.

The large number of Notices were issued between September 2010 and March 2011, after a wide range of health and safety failings were discovered at the company's premises.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found the company had failed to provide suitable storage for highly flammable liquids, had not examined lifting equipment, had not provided training for operators of lifting equipment, had not checked local exhaust ventilation systems, not provided suitable respiratory protective equipment for sprayers, had not repaired defective electrical systems and failed to protect workers from dangerous moving parts of machinery.

Skyways Shopfitters Ltd. of Sky Studios, Morgans Yard, Arundel Road in Uxbridge pleaded guilty to breaching section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. The company was fined £18,000 and ordered to pay full costs of £6,210.


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