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Case 389 – Tequila shot salt and lemon ban

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Bar manager refused to serve salt and lemon with tequila shots to customers in a club due to health and safety.

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Fuel giant sentenced over offshore platform gas releases

Monday, February 8, 2016

One of the world’s largest oil and gas exploration and production companies has been fined after gas leaks on a gas platform off the Lincolnshire coast put workers’ lives in danger. 

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Display screen equipment (DSE) risk management – London, 1 March 2016

Monday, February 8, 2016

This course will provide you with an understanding of DSE risks and approach to risk management and with the documentation to provide your employer with risk assessments.

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Hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) refresher – Buxton, 1 March 2016

Monday, February 8, 2016

This one-day refresher course is designed for doctors and nurses who would like to update their knowledge and clinical skills to assess workers exposed to hand-transmitted vibration.

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HSE inspectors’ guide to improvement and prohibition notices – London, 1 March 2016

Monday, February 8, 2016

This workshop will be delivered by a senior HSE inspector with more than 25 years’ experience. You will learn why, when and how HSE takes formal enforcement action and how to respond to receipt of a notice.

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Behaviour change: Improving health and safety performance – London, 1-2 March 2016

Monday, February 8, 2016

This course will provide you with an understanding as to why workers take risks, covering the many factors that influence behaviour. The course builds on behaviour modification approaches, adopting a five step, holistic approach to behaviour change and concludes with strategies to help reduce the likelihood of risk taking behaviour.

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Listen Up! First European hearing conservation conference – Manchester, 2 March 2016

Monday, February 8, 2016

Attend this event and you will get the latest information on the case for change from leading international experts, hear from inspirational leaders who lead the field in finding new ways of controlling noise in a variety of sectors and gain exposure to the newest and emerging products and strategies for dealing with noise risk.

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HSE inspectors’ guide to electrical safety – London, 2 March 2016

Monday, February 8, 2016

The workshop will give you a practical understanding of what HSE inspectors are looking for in the control of general electrical safety risks, including the risk and appropriate controls.

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Manual handling for assessors – London, 2 March 2016

Monday, February 8, 2016

This course will equip you with the knowledge to help recognise, assess and reduce manual handling risks in your organisation. It is suited to employers and employee representatives who intend to begin the process of manual handling risk assessment and control within their companies.

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Hazardous area classification – Buxton, 2 March 2016

Monday, February 8, 2016

This course will provide delegates with the knowledge to carry out straightforward hazardous area classification in accordance with commonly used standards. It is suitable for all those who may be asked to carry out hazardous area classification as part of a DSEAR assessment including process safety and electrical engineers and health and safety practitioners.

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Preventing dermatitis and dermal exposure: an introduction – Buxton, 3 March 2016

Monday, February 8, 2016

Dermatitis can be a life-altering condition. Dermal exposure resulting in potential harm to the rest of the body occurs across all sectors. Measures to prevent harm are often straightforward if they are correctly applied. Managers, supervisors and staff representatives will benefit from this course, particularly if they are in industries where dermatitis is prevalent.

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Chemical company fined for dangerous gas release

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Multi-national chemical producer, Solvay Solutions UK Limited, has been fined after a dangerous gas was released into the atmosphere causing disruption to the M5 and thousands of homes nearby. 

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Firm fined after operator injured in bagging machine

Thursday, February 4, 2016

A company who grow and package salads have been fined after an employee lost the tips of two fingers in a bagging machine.

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HSE jobs – Toxicologist

Thursday, February 4, 2016

You’ll have graduate and post-graduate experience in biological sciences preferably toxicology, immunology, or in other areas of biohazard research. Relevant skills will include the analytical protein and DNA methods and use of bio-informatics data. Closing date 23 February 2016.

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Company fined after carrying out dangerous window installation work eight metres above a West End street

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

A company which manufactured and installed windows has been fined £36,000 after carrying out work in the West End of London with no measures to prevent workers falling eight metres and after dropping part of a window onto the public area below.

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Firm fined after fatality at waste recycling site

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

A scrap metal recycling company based in Sheffield has been fined for safety failings after a worker was killed when he was hit in the head by an exploding gas cylinder.

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Safety notice – Use of barrier glands in potentially explosive atmospheres to meet IEC 60079-14:2013 (edition 5)

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The current International Standard allows the use of a ‘standard’ Ex certified flameproof gland as opposed to a Ex certified ‘barrier gland’ without the requirement to apply the previous flowchart used in the British Standard. There is evidence this approach creates a fire and explosion risk. This notice provides information on what action to take.

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Worker falls through roof light

Monday, February 1, 2016

A scaffolding company based in Dorset has been fined for safety failings following an incident where an employee fell through a roof light.

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Cheshire construction company guilty of bricklayer’s death

Friday, January 29, 2016

A Cheshire construction company has been prosecuted following a fatal accident in 2011 at a site in Wimslow.

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Worker’s legs crushed by concrete table tennis tables

Friday, January 29, 2016

A Manchester table tennis table manufacturer has been fined after an employee’s legs were crushed when four one-ton concrete tables toppled over.

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