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Do you or your employees work in Metal Fabrication?

Is your Health Surveillance up to date?

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) will be inspecting sites that carry out Metal Fabrication in January to March 2020.

The focus will be on control of exposure to welding fumes and metalworking fluids.

As an employer, by law, you should protect your employee’s health by controlling the risks from welding fumes. The process of welding produces smoke that contains harmful metal fumes.

For further information on welding fumes and metalworking fluids, please visit the HSE website for advice on how to protect your employees:

Metalworking fluids (MW) – Please click here

Welding fumes – Please click here

Acorn Occupational Health Ltd can assist with your health surveillance needs to ensure you are ready for a HSE inspection. We can complete a Site Needs Assessment to establish what health surveillance is legally required for your working environment and roles. Acorn also offer a variety of Health Surveillance including Spirometry (lung-function assessments) and Skin Surveillance. For more information and advice on how we can help, please contact a member of the Team on 01260 27797 or

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