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The dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning

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BY Douglas Cameron
Health & Safety
BG Orange

This insidious combustion by-product all too often proves how deadly it can be.  In our health and safety careers we have investigated leaks and exposures and continue to promote the need for regular maintenance of gas equipment and safe working practices.

 

The prosecution came about after the company were found to have erected a makeshift tent within a fish factory in order to prevent the dust generated by their petrol powered saw contaminating the surrounding surfaces.  What they failed to consider was where the exhaust fumes from the saw would go. In this case, they stayed in the tent, where the workers slow succumbed to the fumes leading to one of them being hospitalised.   

 

We know the impact an event like this can have on people, which is why Law at Work will always ensure that the statutory checks are carried out.  As well as assisting you to carry out due diligence checks on contractors when requested.  

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