CSTS are pleased to announce their latest Achilles audit scores !
We're closed from 12:30pm on Christmas Eve until 8am on Monday 4th January.
A Dorset farm worker died following exposure to toxic gas, hydrogen sulphide from an anaerobic digester. The farm owner and his two businesses have been prosecuted for serious safety failings.
Qualitative fit testing only £20 + VAT per test over the Easter period.
Explained is the FREE 'go to' expert resource where confined space questions are answered.
A system designed for those who may have difficulty making an emergency call due to a speech impediment or hearing loss will also help those who work in remote areas and rely on mobile phone coverage.
Learn how to register your mobile phone here.
Subject to Parliamentary approval, the Mines Regulations 2014 will come into effect on 6 April 2015, and will replace all current health and safety mining law.
The third edition of L101, (Confined Space Regulations, Approved Code of Practice and guidance) came into force on December 19th. Read more for details of the changes.
For many the countdown to Christmas is measured by the number of contestants left in Strictly or X-Factor, or the number of Christmas ads on TV. For HSE folk it is measured in silly seasonal stories.
Read how HSE Chair, Judith Hackett will be counting down to Christmas this year and links to some of the silly stories the HSE have unearthed so far.
You are 4 times more likely to die in a fire at home if you do not have a working smoke alarm.
#TickTockCheck - check your smoke alarms when you change your clocks on 26th October.
The HSE is currently consulting on proposed changes to the Confined Space ACOP L101. Deadline 30th September. Have your say ........
A West Yorkshire company has been fined after a worker was severely burned in a flashover during hot-cutting work at the Fox's Biscuit factory in Batley.
It has been brought to the attention of Fit2Fit that some fit test providers are offering clients a fit testing service that involves the face fit testing of multiple individuals utilising simultaneous assessments.
CSTS exhibited at the Southern Water Health, Safety and Wellbeing Conference in Brighton. Their new (5th) confined space mobile training unit attracted quite a lot of attention.
Please note - this vacancy has now been filled.
CSTS is proud to announce that Lee Boylan has achieved Fit2Fit accreditation for the provision of quantitative face of testing.
In addition to their quantitative face fit testing services, CSTS are now offering qualitative fit testing to clients at their training/satellite centres or at clients' sites.
Happy New Year from everyone at CSTS. New for 2014 - team building activities, qualitative face fit testing, health and safety packages tailored for drainage contractors and CCNSG Safety Passport courses.
Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year from everyone at CSTS.
Our Confined Space Support Teams are always on the look out for self employed, confined space trained operatives to form part of their on-site confined space safety teams.
CSTS are now offering face fit test open days at their Warrington and London Offices. Book now for a discounted place on the next open day.
A giant 'fatberg', 15 tonnes in weight and the size of a school bus was recently found in a London sewer. Read how fatbergs can be put to good use!
Unfortunately this story highlights that any enclosed space can become a 'confined space' depending upon the task that is being carried out.
Members of the Cheshire Fire and Service were again visiting out Warrington office tpday to make use of our confined space training facilities.
A boat repair company was fined £20,000 and £23,00 costs for failing to adhere to the Confined Space Regulations.
The Confined Space Support Teams (part of CSTS Ltd) are proud to be celebrating 25 years of working int he health and safety industry.
The HSE's brief guidance on working safely in confined spaces was updated in January 2013. Download a free copy.