Employment agencies issued warnings over health & safety licenses

Eleven employment agencies have been officially warned after advertising for asbestos removal workers without fulfilling health and safety requirements. The Employment Agency Standards inspectorate (EAS) found that, although no positions had been filled, the agencies were advertising posts without Health and Safety Executive (HSE) licenses.

The investigation of twelve agencies found a total of 57 law infringements, which includes failing to explore the health and safety implications of the advertised work with the hirer and failing to check the identity, qualifications and experience of the workers they intended to supply.  

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