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Is your tyre garage adhering to storage regulations?

Shipping Container on transport

In addition to the many regulations imposed on car repair workshops and garages, there is one more that is essential in securing the safety of your workers and the financial future of your business: tyre storage. Tyre storage and Health & Safety According to HSE, there are many different injuries which can occur in the rubber and tyre industries. Being hit by a moving or falling object accounts for 14% of injuries, while slips, trips and falls cause 13%.  There is also a historical risk of cancer associated with inhaling rubber dust and fumes. This was alleviated by reducing…

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How to keep your agricultural chemical storage in line with 2019 health and safety laws

In 2019, HSE and the UK Government are tightening legislation surrounding health and safety on farms. This is due to new figures showing that 33 deaths occurred on farms in the UK between 2017 and 2018, with some (if not all) being preventable by following proper health and safety measures. Furthermore, the research conducted by HSE shows that other types of workplaces vastly outperform farms when it comes to health and safety. Agricultural workplace deaths are a staggering 18 times higher than the national industry average. With this in mind, it’s important to check that all aspects of your…

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Shipping Containers are Converted into Chemical Stores

Billie Box converts shipping containers into Chemical stores or Chemical Storage containers by using the HSE and BASIS criteria, making them perfect for Agricultural Storage. BASIS is an independent organisation set up at the suggestion of the UK government in 1978 to establish and assess standards in the pesticide industry relating to storage, transportation and competence of staff. BASIS is an industry self-regulated scheme in line with government de-regulation policy. BASIS is now a registered charity. The Basic criteria for all chemical stores: These are stipulated in the code of practice for suppliers of pesticides to Agriculture, Horticulture and Forestry…

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