Head Of Training, The Healthy Work Company

March 1, 2016

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Company had inadequate assessment for processing hemp

A Welsh insulation company that produced natural insulation products has been fined for health and safety failings.

Wrexham Magistrates’ Court heard that Natural Insulation Ltd (formerly Black Mountain Insulation Limited) failed to conduct an adequate risk assessment for the processing of hemp. They also failed to adequately guard machinery.

An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) into the concerns raised anonymously found that the COSHH assessment was not suitable and sufficient.

The company formerly at Tir Llwyd Industrial Estate, Kinmel Bay, Rhyl, pleaded guilty to breaching Regulation 11 of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER), and Regulation 6 of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002, and was fined £30,000 and ordered to pay costs of £59,000.

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Tony Keetley
Tony Keetley
6 years ago

Could we be enlightened as to why the assessment was not suitable & sufficient, it is always good to know these things.


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