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NHS Trust fined after patient paralysed

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has been fined for safety failings after a vulnerable mental health patient was left paralysed after diving off a roof.

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Storing petrol safely – new regulations come into force

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Petroleum (Consolidation) Regulations 2014 (PCR) came into force on 1 October 2014 updating and replacing all previous legislation on petrol storage. They apply to workplaces that store petrol where petrol is dispensed and non-workplace premises storing petrol, for example at private homes or at clubs/associations.

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INDG407 – Storing and selling fireworks safely: Advice for anyone selling fireworks (rev1)

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

This leaflet is aimed at anyone who sells fireworks. It outlines the risks and the main legal requirements that apply. It also includes a helpful list of dos and don’ts for dutyholders. This revision updates references to legislation and links to further guidance.

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Explosives Regulations 2014: Security provisions – Guidance on Regulations (L151)

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Explosives Regulations 2014 came into force on 1 October 2014. The guidance in this publication now applies. It is for anyone who has duties under the security provisions of the Explosives Regulations 2014, particularly employers, private individuals and other people manufacturing explosives, storing larger quantities of explosives or storing explosives that present higher hazards.

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Explosives Regulations 2014: Safety provisions – Guidance on Regulations (L150)

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Explosives Regulations 2014 came into force on 1 October 2014. This guidance now applies. It is for anyone who has duties under the safety provisions of the Explosives Regulations 2014, particularly employers, private individuals and other people manufacturing explosives, storing larger quantities of explosives or storing explosives that present higher hazards.

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L29 – The Genetically Modified Organisms Regulations 2014: Guidance on Regulations

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Genetically Modified Organisms (Contained Use) Regulations 2014 came into force on 1 October 2014. Changes have been made to the fifth edition of L29 to reflect the legislative changes to the 2014 Regulations, to simplify and clarify the text and to take account of advances in technology.

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Gas fitter sentenced after illegally removing boiler

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A Suffolk-based self-employed builder has been given a prison sentence and community service after leaving a householder in danger when he left a gas supply pipe open and uncapped after illegally removing a boiler as part of a central heating installation project.

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Safer sites – targeted inspection initiative September 2014

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

‘Health as well as safety’ is the message during this year’s Construction Initiative as poor standards and unsafe practices on Britain’s building sites are targeted. From 22 September until 17 October, HSE Construction Inspectors will carry out unannounced visits to sites where refurbishment projects or repair works are underway.

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Rolls Royce fined for loss of radioactive source

Monday, September 29, 2014

Rolls Royce Marine Power Operations Ltd has been fined £200,000 and ordered to pay costs of £176,500 following the loss of a radioactive source at its plant in Derby.

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Firm in court after major petrol escape at Staffordshire fuel site

Monday, September 29, 2014

A company which distributes fuel across a national network of pipelines has been fined after 35,000 litres of unleaded petrol erupted from pipework due to a joint failure.

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Beyond KP4: Engineered Composite Repairs, Failure Analysis, Validated Finite Element Modelling – Aberdeen, 6 November 2014

Friday, September 26, 2014

If your role is concerned with asset integrity or life extension in the offshore industry you are invited to the second in a series of one-day workshops to help operators address some of the key issues arising from the KP4 programme.

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HSE jobs – Transport Sector Business Development Manager, HSL

Friday, September 26, 2014

The job holder will be required to grow sales within the Transport Sector, establish relationships with both existing HSL customers and new customers and develop an in depth understanding the of the problems faced by both the Transport sector generally and individual customers. Close date for applications is 26 October 2014.

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Salford recycling firm sentenced over worker’s crushed leg

Friday, September 26, 2014

A recycling firm has appeared in court after an employee almost lost his right leg when it became trapped in a machine at a Swinton factory.

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Case 321 – Scouts banned from having an allotment plot

Friday, September 26, 2014

The chair of a local allotment community gardens site advises that a group of scouts, under the supervision of a leader, cannot have a plot for ‘health and safety’ reasons.

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Case 320 – Indoor play area cannot be used after visiting outdoor petting farm

Friday, September 26, 2014

A farm rules that its indoor soft play area can only be used prior to petting the animals and visiting the outdoor attractions.

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Case 319 – Helmet ban for refuelling motorcyclists

Friday, September 26, 2014

A supermarket filling station asks motorcyclists to remove their helmets and dismount during refuelling for health and safety reasons.

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HSE jobs – Power Technology Sector Business Development Manager, HSL

Friday, September 26, 2014

The job holder will be required to grow sales within the Power Technologies Sector, work with the marketing team to raise HSL’s profile across the sector and have an in depth understanding of the problems faced by both the Power Technologies sector generally and individual customers. Close date for applications is 26 October 2014.

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Do you know who is on your premises? Safe working with contractors and visitors – Bolton, 23 October 2014

Friday, September 26, 2014

North Manchester Health, Safety and Advisory Group meeting and presentation. NMHSAG meet bi-monthly and are open to anyone who has an interest in Health & Safety at Work, especially useful to SMEs.

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Judith Hackitt’s ‘Risk Assessment’ – Not on my (vegetable) patch!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Are there hazards associated with cultivating an allotment? Yes, but the risks involved in the use of tools and possibly chemicals are low and are all easily managed.

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Wirral builder photographed risking lives

Friday, September 26, 2014

A Wirral builder was caught on camera risking the lives of his workers on a house roof, a court has heard. 

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