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Paint safety event

The ReMIT Centre for Technical Excellence in Croydon is hosting a free half-day awareness event for bodyshop paint sprayers.

The event takes place on Thursday, August 25, and is part of an ongoing advice and inspection campaign by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), which is collaborating with ReMIT on the event.

ReMIT, the motor trade's own training business, is the training arm of the Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI).

Debbie Scotton, ReMIT operations manager, said: "Virtually all bodyshops use isocyanates paints, and it is these that cause asthma. Paint sprayers are most at risk, and can be forced to give up work as a result. However, the risk can be controlled, so there is no need for anyone to endanger their health or livelihood."

The event will demonstrate how bodyshops can protect staff, and save money at the same time.

Advice will cover: spray booths/spaces; how and why respirators fail and how to tell if you are at risk; dermatitis and how to avoid it.

To register for a place and for further information contact Joanne Myers at the HSE on 020 7556 2111.

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