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Health screening company failed its duty to workers

29-03-2012

A Cornish company has been prosecuted after using unqualified staff to screen the health of workers from dozens of other organisations.

Audio Medical Services Ltd. (AMS) carried out tests inadequately for 59 companies over a period of at least four years across the UK. The company failed to provide employers with information to prevent workers' health deteriorating and did not refer employees to occupational health professionals when required.

Audio Medical Services Ltd. of Liskeard, Cornwall pleaded guilty to an offence under Section 3 (1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, were fined £3,200 and ordered to pay costs of £5,000 by Bodmin Magistrates Court. Nick Nickson, the Managing Director of AMS also pleaded guilty to the same offence and was fined £700.

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