Company fined after failing health and safety COSHH assessment.

A company which makes insulation from processing hemp has been fined by the Health and Safety Executive after an anonymous call raised concerns over safety risks.

A magistrates Court heard how an investigation was conducted at a premises after a tip off that there were some issues at a site. The findings concern the companies COSHH policies which relates to their Control of Substances Hazardous to Health. They were found to have failed to do adequate risk assessments with regards to hemp processing and also some of their machinery was not properly guarded.

The company was fined £30,000 and ordered to pay costs of £59,000 after it 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.

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