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Press Release  APRIL 2018

Top Safety Accreditation for TRACK AND TEST LTD

Nationwide business Track and Test Ltd has been awarded accreditation from Alcumus SafeContractor for achieving excellence in health and safety in the workplace.

Alcumus SafeContractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises extremely rigorous standards in health and safety management amongst contractors. It is used by thousands of organisations in the UK including SMEs and FTSE 100 companies.
Employing 25 people, Track and Test Ltd is principally involved in the Electrical Testing and Inspection sector, specialising in the PAT Testing and Fixed Wire testing for all industries,

The company’s application for SafeContractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business. SafeContractor accreditation will enhance the company’s ability to win new contracts, and its commitment to safety will be viewed positively by its insurers when the company liability policy is up for renewal.

Gemma Archibald, Director of Alcumus SafeContractor said: “Major organisations simply cannot afford to run the risk of employing contractors who are not able to prove that they have sound health and safety policies in place.”
“More companies need to understand the importance of adopting good risk management in the way that XX has done. The firm’s high standard has set an example which hopefully will be followed by other companies within the sector. SafeContractor plays a vital role in supporting our clients in meeting their compliance needs, whilst working with their contractors as they progress through the accreditation process.”

Leeds firm in court after trainee’s electric shock

A Leeds firm has been fined for safety, Is the Risk worth it (Get your PAT Testing done A.S.A.P)

failings after a trainee technician needed skin grafts after receiving an electric shock while using unsafe testing equipment.

The 22-year-old Bradford man, who does not wish to be named, spent five days in hospital with injuries to his arms and chest after the incident at a company in Westland Square, Beeston, on 18 February 2013.

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£3,000 fine after worker suffers electric shock

Date:22 April

A Cannock company has been fined a total of £3,000 after one of its employees suffered a serious electric shock from one of its machines.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted Hickman Engineering Ltd after Ben Roberts (21) from Cannock was taken to hospital suffering from burns to his legs, chest, fingers and wrist.

The steel fabrications company, of North Street, Cannock, pleaded guilty to breaching Regulations 4(2) and 6(a) of the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989. As well as the fine, it was also ordered to pay £1,500 costs.

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Cable firm fined over severe electric shock

Knowsley cable firm fined over severe electric shock

25 April 2013

A cable manufacturer has been fined after an employee suffered a severe electric shock at its factory in Knowsley. Medics had to resuscitate the worker on the way to hospital when his heart stopped beating as the result of a cardiac arrest. He also sustained serious burns to his arms and hands. Tratos Ltd was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) today (25 April 2013) after an investigation found the safety lock on the entrance to a high-voltage testing area at the factory

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Suffolk firm fined for electrical hazard

A Suffolk plastics manufacturer has been fined after electrical fittings at its production site were found to be dangerous. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) uncovered serious issues with the construction and maintenance of the electrical systems at Techplas in Sudbury on 9 and 10 October 2011 after investigating a separate unrelated issue.

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