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Shropshire businesses warned over health and safety

22nd November 2011 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Jason Nicholls

Firms in Shropshire have been warned to ensure that any procedures relating to safety signage are up to date, as there are plans for financial penalties to be brought against firms that break regulations.

These proposals could be enforced as early as April 2012 and would see the Health and Safety Executive charge companies with the expense of carrying out inspections if they make a material breach of any legislation, reports Shropshire Live.

Building Trust in Safety has suggested that the plans could hit firms with a £750 bill per letter.

Speaking to the news provider, Ruth Ross, managing director of Building Trust in Safety, said: "As yet, there is no firm definition of what constitutes a 'material breach' – which is a situation that could cause an accident – so companies may end up being penalised for fairly minor issues."

Her remarks come after Dorset Action on Safety and Health (DASH) introduced a new Health and Safety Induction scheme.

The Health and Safety Executive, local authorities in Dorset and the New Forest, and private waste companies are all involved in the project.ADNFCR-2754-ID-801217543-ADNFCR

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