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Keeping in touch with HSE – eBulletins

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Help us keep in touch, don’t forget to update your free eBulletin subscription over 100 topics available.

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Darwen scrap metal firm fined over lead poisoning

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A Darwen-based scrap metal firm has been fined for health and safety failings after workers suffered from lead poisoning.

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Layers of Protection Analysis: Practical Application and Pitfalls – London, 9 – 10 December 2014

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

LOPA is a risk assessment method used to determine and demonstrate how safeguards protect against known hazard scenarios. This course draws on that guidance, its relevance to other applications, and pitfalls during the assessment of a large number of LOPAs.

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Behaviour Change – Improving Health & Safety performance, London, 9 – 10 December 2014

Monday, October 20, 2014

This course, delivered by HSL psychologists, it will provide you with an understanding as to why workers take risks, covering the many factors that influence behaviour.

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European Health and Safety Week 20 – 24 October 2014

Monday, October 20, 2014

Held each year in October the European Week for Safety and Health at Work is a key focus of every Healthy Workplaces Campaign ‘Managing work-related stress’ is the focus for this year.

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Case 325 – Hot drinks not to be taken through the gate when boarding aircraft

Friday, October 17, 2014

Tannoy system announced that hot drinks could not be taken through the gate when boarding aircraft due to ‘Health and Safety’ regulations.

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Case 324 – TV satellite engineers will not install equipment after 5pm

Friday, October 17, 2014

TV satellite engineers will not install TV equipment after 5pm because it unsafe to do so and contravenes Health and Safety regulations.

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Hazardous Area Classification – Buxton, 25 November 2014

Friday, October 17, 2014

The course will provide delegates with the knowledge to carry out straightforward hazardous area classification in accordance with commonly used standards or to act as an intelligent customer when contracting others to deliver this role.

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IOSH: Respiratory Health Seminar – Maidstone, 12 November 2014

Friday, October 17, 2014

Presented by experts from HSE, HSL and the private sector, this seminar aims to outline an employer’s responsibilities for respiratory health and to identify control measures that can reduce the likelihood of problems and identify any health issues early.

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Case 323 – Passenger refused entry on bus with their dog

Thursday, October 16, 2014

A driver on a rail replacement bus service tried to refuse the enquirer entry on the bus with their dog on health and safety grounds as there was another passenger waiting to board.

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Firm sentenced after worker’s leg injured by chainsaw

Thursday, October 16, 2014

An East Kilbride firm has been fined for safety failings after a worker was injured when a chainsaw hit him on the leg as he slipped while felling trees.  

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Plan carefully for firework safety this November 5th

Thursday, October 16, 2014

If you are planning a firework display for Bonfire Night, there is straightforward guidance available to help you.

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Land Use Planning – Public safety advice, website re-launch

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Land Use Planning site has been re-launched with a new structure and design making navigation of the website easier.

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Offshore Safety Directive Regulator (OSDR)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

HSE and DECC, working in partnership, have formed the Offshore Safety Directive Regulator (OSDR), to act as the Competent Authority responsible for implementing the requirements of the EU Directive on the safety of offshore oil and gas operations. A website has been created for OSDR, to provide information and guidance on its activities.

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RoSPA Health and Safety Legal Seminar – Manchester, 26 November 2014

Monday, October 13, 2014

Learn about the ever-changing health and safety legal landscape, an update on corporate manslaughter, contingency planning and your legal responsibility towards workplace ill-health. HSE Head of Operations North West, Steve Smith, will be talking about how to manage health and safety at work through a better understanding of legal expectations.

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Essex firm in court after worker’s fall

Friday, October 10, 2014

An Essex security firm has been fined after a maintenance engineer broke his elbow when he fell more than three metres through fragile ceiling tiles at a site in Dunton, Essex.

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Construction dust – protect you and your workers – Oxford, 22 October 2014

Friday, October 10, 2014

Free seminar run by SGUK and CDP to raise awareness of, and provide simple practical advice to protect workers from the risk of construction dusts. This event will give up-to-date information to managers, supervisors, workers and health and safety consultants – Oxford, 22 October 2014.

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Construction dust – protect you and your workers – Denby, 20 October 2014

Friday, October 10, 2014

Free seminar run by SGUK and CDP to raise awareness of, and provide simple practical advice to protect workers from the risk of construction dusts. This event will give up-to-date information to managers, supervisors, workers and health and safety consultants – Denby, 20 October 2014.

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Case 322 – Store bans the collection of furniture due to health and safety

Friday, October 10, 2014

A furniture store does not allow the collection of furniture items due to health and safety, insisting on items being delivered at a charge of about £30.

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Bolton landlords in court after baby boy suffers carbon monoxide poisoning

Friday, October 10, 2014

Two Bolton landlords have been fined after a four-month-old baby and both his parents were taken to hospital with carbon monoxide poisoning.

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