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    FREE HEALTHY HALF-DAY EVENT AT CHELTENHAM RACES

    WWT provide help and guidance on a range of health issues

    On 26 February 2013 the South West Working Well Together group is hosting a free Fitness for Work – Fitness for Life half-day event at Cheltenham Race Course providing the opportunity to gain a better understanding of how to safeguard the health and wellbeing of those working in construction. 

    Industry experts will be on hand to offer guidance and advice on:

    • Asbestos awareness 
    • Silica dust
    • Respirator face fit testing 
    • Hand arm vibration and noise
    • Welfare arrangements

    HSE are devoting more of its time and effort to regulating smaller sites and businesses and this event is aimed at the self-employed and small construction companies to promote better understanding of how to comply with obligations.

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