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Burnley College in court over employee’s life-long injuries

Friday, October 24, 2014

Burnley College has been fined £20,000 after an employee was severely injured when he fell three metres while changing an air filter on an extraction system.

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Liverpool worker ‘lucky to be alive’ after cutting through mains cable

Friday, October 24, 2014

A labourer from Liverpool could have been killed when he cut through a mains electricity cable, a court has heard.

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HSE Jobs – Marketing Executive,HSL

Friday, October 24, 2014

We are seeking a highly motivated Marketer, who is focused on outcomes and is looking to apply their existing marketing skills in a thriving environment that rewards dedication, ideas and ambition. This new role offers an interesting mix of marketing duties and challenges. Close date for applications is 23 November 2014.

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COSHH Training – Practical Assessment and Control, London, 10 – 11 December 2014

Friday, October 24, 2014

Two day course gives detailed and practical training on carrying out COSHH assessments and, crucially, putting the assessment into practice to control substances hazardous to health.

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

Friday, October 24, 2014

The second in a series of one-day workshops addressing the key ALE issues facing the Oil & Gas sector, originally planned for 6 November 2014, the date has changed and will now take place on 29 January 2015.

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Bedfordshire vets in court after workers exposed to harmful drugs

Thursday, October 23, 2014

A Bedfordshire veterinary firm has been fined after workers were potentially exposed to harmful substances found in animal chemotherapy drugs prepared at the veterinary practice over a four year period. 

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Drinks firm Diageo sentenced after two workers injured

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Drinks company Diageo Scotland Ltd has been fined for safety failings after two workers were injured in falls at separate plants in Moray.

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Paper firm fined for pallet fall failings

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The UK division of a pan-European paper company has been fined for safety failings after a worker broke her leg in three places when poorly stacked pallets of paper collapsed.

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Mental health service provider fined following patient fall

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Mental health services provider North Essex Partnership University Foundation Trust (NEPUFT) has been fined for safety failings after a resident service user with a history of trying to abscond fell from the first floor window of a secure unit in Harlow.

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Employer sentenced after worker crushed to death

Thursday, October 23, 2014

David Westwater, 22, of Denny, had only been working for Basil Pinkney, in his small scaffold refurbishment business in Coatbridge, for two weeks before the incident happened on 28 August 2012. 

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NMHSAG: Health and Safety with a Festive Theme and Christmas refreshments – Bolton, 11 December 2014

Thursday, October 23, 2014

North Manchester Health, Safety and Advisory Group meeting and presentation (9.30 start). Topics include: Christmas fire safety (at home and work), Christmas close down safety procedures and Health and safety for Santa.

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BHSEA: Managing a Workforce Exposed to a Respiratory Sensitiser – Birmingham, 10 November 2014

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The main presentation ‘Managing a Workforce Exposed to a Respiratory Sensitiser’ by Professor Burge will be followed by a short presentation from Paul Smith covering the change in HSE requirements regarding first aid.

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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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