Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Specialist Paint Coatings fined £10,324 for failure to control lead

Specialist Paint Coatings Limited, a company who specialises in paint coatings was fined £10,324 (inc.costs) for failing to control risks involved with shot blasting lead-based paint.
The circumstances were:
  • Specialist Paint Coatings was refurbishing 72 metal window frames at premises on High Street, Newport. 
  • This included the high pressure shot blasting old lead based paint.
  • There was an inadequate risk assessment and a lack of control measures to reduce the risk of exposing workers and others to lead.

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