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Stonework bosses given health and safety guidance

1st April 2010 | Health and Safety Signs

An event designed to educate stonework companies on the value of warning signs and other health and safety measures has been deemed a resounding success.

Bosses headed to a workshop at Marmi & Granito in Vauxhall, south London, where they witnessed a number of demonstrations by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

The areas covered included the safe moving and lifting of slabs, the safe unloading of slabs from vehicles, and controlling noise and vibration from hand-held tools.

According to the HSE, managers should place significant emphasis on protecting their employees as there have been five stonework-related deaths in London and the south-east in the past five years.

"We have been overwhelmed by the response to this event - which was the first of its kind," said HSE inspector Steve Kirton.

"These events are very important as HSE can address the key hazards that are present in stone workshops across the capital."

The HSE was formerly run by the Health and Safety Commission but the two bodies merged on April 1st 2008.

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