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Estates scheme to be rolled out

(front left to right) Lesley Huitson (hartlepool council) and Kimberley Smith (northumbria water) at the launch of the Estates Excellence Scheme, with fellow launch members looking on

(front left to right) Lesley Huitson (hartlepool council) and Kimberley Smith (northumbria water) at the launch of the Estates Excellence Scheme, with fellow launch members looking on

A SCHEME aimed at improving health and safety practices in industrial estates across Hartlepool has been hailed a success and is set to be rolled out.

Estates Excellence is a multi-agency initiative aimed at improving practices within individual businesses as well as promoting good health among employees.

The first initiative in Hartlepool covered the Longhill and Sandgate Industrial Estates and recently further businesses in the Whitby Street area of town have taken advantage.

The scheme was discussed by councillors on the regeneration services committee at Hartlepool Borough Council. Members heard the scheme is to be rolled out to other areas.

Labour councillor Kevin Cranney said: “This is an excellent scheme. We have been very proactive in raising health and safety concerns in businesses and that is excellent.”

Organisations including Hartlepool Council, Health and Safety Executive (HSE), Public Health England, Cleveland Fire Brigade, Northumbrian Water, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Trust work together to provide support and training. For information call Lesley Huitson on (01429) 523321 or email lesley.huitson@hartlepool.gov.uk

 

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