New website launch announcement: Harbron Recruit Ltd launches new site at www.harbronrecruit.co.uk

We are very excited to announce the launch of our newly designed website. The site's homepage features a topical British feel to their logo and is designed to be faster, easier to navigate, and more user-friendly.

As a leader in construction recruitment, it's important we keep up with innovation and technology and the company has invested in improving its I.T and systems to streamline many processes. We also want to ensure we provide clients and candidates with the latest information regarding services and vacancies

One of the most noticeable changes on our new site is our logo. Harbron Recruit has adopted a new logo which incorporates the United Kingdom flag representing our pride in our nation. When re-designing our logo we found out that the colour blue evokes trust, loyalty, security and strength - qualities we hope our clients and candidates would use when describing Harbron Recruit. We hope everyone likes the cleaner look and we look forward to your feedback.

National kitchen supplier fined after driver fatally crushed

A national manufacturer and supplier of fitted kitchens, appliances and joinery products has today fined £1.2 million after the death of a visiting HGV driver at one of the company’s premises. Carlisle Crown Court heard how Richard Brown, an agency driver, was delivering kitchen worktops to a Howden Joinery Ltd site in Workington when he […]

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22nd November 2017

Lancashire bakery fined after worker suffers serious injuries

A Lancashire bakery has been fined after a 32-year-old baker was injured at its premises in Barnoldswick. Preston Magistrates’ Court heard how the baker became trapped in a food-mixing machine, breaking both bones in his left arm, resulting in an operation to remove his ring finger. The incident occurred at Liddell’s Bakery on 16 November […]

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22nd November 2017

Self-employed diver sentenced for falsifying diving medical certificate

A man, has been sentenced after supplying falsified diving medical certificates to a diving company in 2016. Leeds Magistrates’ Court heard that Daniel Tennant did not hold a valid medical certificate of fitness to dive. A Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigation discovered that in 2016 the defendant was in possession of a certificate closely […]

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21st November 2017

Company fined after worker suffers crush injuries

A plastic and paper manufacturing company has been fined after a worker suffered crush injuries from trapping his hand in an unguarded printing machine. Birmingham Magistrates’ Court heard how an employee of Euro Packaging UK Limited was injured at the company’s site in Yardley, when his hand was drawn into the print rollers while he […]

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20th November 2017

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust pleads guilty following HSE prosecution

Before Oxford Magistrates’ Court, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust today pleaded guilty to a charge under Section 3 (1) of the Health and Safety at Work Etc Act 1974. This follows the death of 45-year-old Teresa Colvin at Woodhaven Adult Mental Health Hospital, Southampton on 22 April 2012. This prosecution has been brought by the […]

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20th November 2017

Company fined and director sentenced after worker falls from height

The Managing Director of a solar panel company has received a suspended prison sentence and the company has been fined. Gloucester Crown Court heard how a worker suffered serious injuries after falling through a fragile rooflight at a farm in Kemble. The worker suffered fractures to the skull and pelvis because of this incident. An […]

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20th November 2017

Manufacturing company fined after worker suffers life-changing injuries

A manufacturing company has been fined after a worker’s hands got trapped in a 25 tonne press. Taunton Deane Magistrates’ Court heard how an employee of Seed Developments Limited suffered crush injuries to both hands after she was pushed under the press head of the machine. The injuries were so severe the employee had to […]

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20th November 2017

Engineering firm sentenced for legionella risk

An engineering firm has been fined after failing to adequately control the risk of legionella bacteria arising from the use of a tunnel wash associated with a powder coating process.   Wolverhampton Magistrates’ Court heard how De-Met Colourcoat Limited employees and contractors were exposed to the risk of legionella bacteria due to the failure of […]

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16th November 2017

Company fined after worker suffers hand injuries

A Runcorn based cardboard tube manufacturer has been fined after an employee’s finger was amputated while operating a core cutting machine at Whitehouse Industrial Estate, Runcorn. JFB Cores Ltd was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive following the incident on 3 November 2015. At the time of the incident the employee had been operating […]

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16th November 2017

Board of Governors fined after safety failings left pupil injured

The board of governors at a primary school has been fined after a pupil’s fingers became trapped in a toilet door. Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 29 September 2016, the four-year-old pupil, who had been at St Joseph’s RC Primary School for three weeks, was allowed to access the girls’ toilet alone. She was […]

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14th November 2017

Printing company fined after worker’s fingers severed

A printing firm who supply and cut paper and film for the floristry industry has been fined after a worker suffered injuries from accessing an unguarded printing press.  Liverpool Magistrates’ Court heard how Brown Brothers Group Limited’s employees and contractors had been exposed to risk through operation of the printing press without suitable guarding in […]

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14th November 2017

Furniture manufacturer fined after multiple safety breaches

A Manchester based office furniture manufacturer has been fined after putting employees at risk with widespread safety failings. Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court heard that the company had failed to comply with several Improvement Notices (IN’s), training to use machinery was inadequate and the risk of employees gaining access to the dangerous parts of machines […]

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14th November 2017

Employer fined after unsafe work at height

An employer from Greater Manchester has been fined for exposing workers to dangerous work at height conditions. Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard that Mr Ahmed Ali had unsafe scaffolding on all three sides of a semi-detached property in Cardigan Drive Bury (missing guard rails, missing boards and unsafe base materials for scaffolding) putting people at risk […]

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13th November 2017

Company fined following fatality at South Yorkshire site

A wood waste company was sentenced today for safety breaches after a worker was killed when he fell four metres from a walking floor trailer in South Yorkshire while manually un-sheeting the unit. Paul Littlewood died from his injuries following the incident at R Plevin & Sons’ site in Hazlehead. The trailer access to the […]

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13th November 2017

Company fined £880k after ‘horrific’ fatality – Ancaster

A recycling company has been fined £880,000, and two people have been given suspended prison sentenced after the death of an agency worker who was drawn into machinery while cleaning in the area. Nottingham Crown Court heard how Karlis Pavasars working at Mid –UK Recycling Limited at the Barkston Heath site near Ancaster lost his […]

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10th November 2017

Harbron Hot Jobs

Harbron Recruit Icon 16th Edition / 17th Edition (2382) / Approved Electrician / Electrical Improver

Newton Abbot (Devon)

My client is looking for an experienced Gas Engineer for their established company. To join their small team in a growing and successful company, operating for over 20 years. Work is varied and will include • Gas appliance servicing, breakdowns and repairs • Landlords Gas Certificates • Boiler and central heating installations • Boiler replacements • Fault finding • All types of plumbing • Specifying and quoting You will need • Relevant experience • Current ACS certificates including CCN1, CPA1, CKR1, HTR1, CENWAT as a minimum • A full driving licence • Your own basic tools and smart phone • Good customer service skills • The ability to work on your own initiative and with others • To know how to use computers and tablets • A sense of humour Additional experience and qualifications would be an advantage (and increase your salary!), including • LPG qualifications • OFTEC qualifications • Electrical qualifications • Experience in working on Aga's and Rayburn's • Experience with PV, solar or heat pumps • Experience with underfloor heating • G3 Unvented Cylinders certificate • Kitchen and bathroom fitting and tiling and maintenance skills We can offer • A very competitive above average salary of 30-35K in accordance with qualifications and experience, and a pension scheme • A standard 40-hour week with no compulsory overtime or weekend work (although you can do as much as you want to) • Interesting and varied work • Ongoing training and support • An immediate start

Harbron Recruit Icon Skilled Engineering Machinist (CNC & Manual)

Exeter (Devon)

Due to expansion an exciting opportunity has arisen at my client within their engineering workshops. They are recruiting for a Skilled Engineering Machinist. They specialise in large scale fabrications and specialist machining. With 28,000 square feet of workshop space and a 50-ton lifting capability the workshops contain a comprehensive range of large machines including milling, boring and turning. The ideal candidate will be a time served CNC & Manual machinist with extensive previous experience working in a busy engineering workshop environment. Knowledge, skills and experience required are: - • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings. • Perform milling operations such as drilling, tapping, boring and conventional milling and lathe work, using various engine lathes (e.g. horizontal and vertical mills and boring mills). • Proficient in the use of engineering measuring equipment. • CNC Machine setting experience (use of Heidenhain, Fanuc and XYZ control systems advantageous). • Experience of working to controlled tolerances. • Understanding of materials and applications as required. • Relevant engineering qualifications. • Experience of working within ISO standards and correct completion of associated documentation. • H & S conscious. • Excellent literacy and numeracy skills. • Must be available for shift work In return on offer is: - • 24 days holiday plus bank holidays • Pension contribution • A salary £10.00 - £12.00 per hour DOE • And, a great work, life balance

Harbron Recruit Icon Quality Inspector

Exeter (Devon)

My client, a leading Engineering firm in the Exeter area, is looking to recruit a Quality Inspector. You will be required to carry out intermediate and full assembly inspections of fabrication and machine products manufactured in house. You will already have excellent Machine Shop and Fabrication knowledge and be used to inspecting all types of engineering machines. And, be able to demonstrate this at interview level. Your working day/week will look something like this: - • You will be inspecting fabricated items manufactured from aluminium, mild steel and stainless steel to include engineering drawings, standards and specifications. • Be able to read drawing specifications. • You will be responsible in locating manufacturing problems and make initial recommendations for possible preventative and corrective measures. • You will record all results of inspection findings and create reports for meetings. • You will be responsible for carrying out internal audits in accordance with BS EN 1090, ISO 9001, OSHAS 18001 and ISO 14001. • Monitor all supplier & contractors’ performance. Essential attributes we are looking for include: - • Previous quality control and inspection experience within a fabrication and machine shop environment is essential. • Have an engineering background with the ability to read and interpret drawings at all levels. • Time served engineering qualifications. And: - • Be able to work with a minimum of supervision. • Be aware of time constraints and be able to carry out all tasks within the agreed times set out by the company charter, while ensuring that all levels of quality are delivered. You will be rewarded with; - • Your working week will be Monday to Thursday 08.00 – 17.00 and Friday 08.00 – 15.00 • Salary £20,000 - £25,000 PA • Pension • 24 days holiday plus the normal Bank Holidays

Harbron Recruit Icon Technical Auditor

Swindon (Wiltshire)

Due to my client enjoying growth and in recent months gained new business – they are now looking to add to their already successful team in the Southern region (M4 corridor) area. Your daily/weekly tasks will look something like this:- • Ensuring that the technical audit programme in the Southern region is up to date and all required audits are completed in the agreed time frames to meet UKAS requirements. • Complete all site audits within your region professionally ensuring that all activities are completed to the required standard at all times. • Ensuring that audit records are maintained to the required standard always. • Completing re-surveys to ensure that company targets are achieved. • Reporting all non-conforming work and areas of concern to your Technical Manager on a regular basis in line with company standards. Minimum requirements for this role: • You must possess the BOHS P402, P403 & P404 or RSPH recognised equivalent. • You must have a minimum 5 years’ relevant experience with a strong asbestos, technical background. • You will have good all-round communication skills, both written and verbal, and have a can-do attitude to work coupled with a good work ethic. • Must be well-versed with the Health & Safety in relation to asbestos. • The ability to work independently and as part of a team. • Be flexible in your approach to working standards. • Good IT skills required. On offer for the right candidate is:- • An excellent salary package of £30,000 - £35,000 PA • A company vehicle • Plus, attractive benefits commensurate with a leading consultancy client For more information please press APPLY now or feel free to call us for an informal chat on 01626 333105.

Harbron Recruit Icon Asbestos Surveyor/Analyst

Wigan (Greater Manchester)

Due to my client enjoying growth and in recent months gained new business – they are now looking to add to their already successful team in the Wigan area. Your daily/weekly tasks will look something like this:- • You will be carrying out 4 stage clearances, smoke, background, leak reassurance, visual, re-occupation and personal air testing. • Carrying out Management, Refurbishment/Demolition surveys on all types of properties (to include commercial and industrial). • You will ensure contractors on site are complying with the Health and Safety legislation in relation to asbestos. • Submitting comprehensive reports to your line managers when required. • Building and maintaining good relationship with existing clients. Minimum requirements for this role: • Must possess qualifications of BOHS P402 or P403 & P404 or RSPH recognised equivalent. • Have a minimum of 1 years’ experience in asbestos surveying, air-monitoring (newly qualified candidates will be considered). • You will have good communication skills, both written and verbal and a have a good ethical approach to your work. • Must be well-versed with the Health & Safety in relation to asbestos. • Must have good client-facing skills, enabling you to converse face to face or on the telephone. • The ability to work independently and as part of a team. • Be flexible in your approach to your working week. On offer for the right candidate is:- • An excellent salary package depending on experience in this field • A company vehicle • Plus, attractive benefits commensurate with a leading consultancy client For more information please press APPLY now or feel free to call us for an informal chat on 01626 333105.

Harbron Recruit Icon Asbestos Surveyor/Analyst

Newport (Newport)

Due to my client enjoying growth and in recent months gained new business – they are now looking to add to their already successful team in the Newport area. Your daily/weekly tasks will look something like this:- • You will be carrying out 4 stage clearances, smoke, background, leak reassurance, visual, re-occupation and personal air testing. • Carrying out Management, Refurbishment/Demolition surveys on all types of properties (to include commercial and industrial). • You will ensure contractors on site are complying with the Health and Safety legislation in relation to asbestos. • Submitting comprehensive reports to your line managers when required. • Building and maintaining good relationship with existing clients. Minimum requirements for this role: • Must possess qualifications of BOHS P402 or P403 & P404 or RSPH recognised equivalent. • Have a minimum of 1 years’ experience in asbestos surveying, air-monitoring (newly qualified candidates will be considered). • You will have good communication skills, both written and verbal and a have a good ethical approach to your work. • Must be well-versed with the Health & Safety in relation to asbestos. • Must have good client-facing skills, enabling you to converse face to face or on the telephone. • The ability to work independently and as part of a team. • Be flexible in your approach to your working week. On offer for the right candidate is:- • An excellent salary package depending on experience in this field • A company vehicle • Plus, attractive benefits commensurate with a leading consultancy client For more information please press APPLY now or feel free to call us for an informal chat on 01626 333105.

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