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Monthly archives: March 2016

Dame Judith Hackitt’s ‘Risk Assessment’ – Lots of visits but not the end of the journey….

Thursday, March 31, 2016

It’s been a hectic few weeks at the end of a most enjoyable and challenging eight and a half years as Chair of HSE.

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HSE Chair: Event speeches during 2016 – notes and accompanying slides

Thursday, March 31, 2016

21/01/2016 – Committing Construction to a Healthier Future Summit; 18/02/2016 – Inaugural meeting of IOSH’s Staffordshire Branch; 15/03/2016 – Royal Academy of Engineering – ‘A view from the top'; 17/03/2016 – Westminster briefing.

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Interim Chair of HSE

Thursday, March 31, 2016

George Brechin has been appointed as interim Chair of the Health and Safety Executive, after Dame Judith Hackitt reached the end of her eight years as Chair of the regulator. This is a short-term arrangement while the process to recruit a permanent successor continues.

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Worker falls down service shaft

Thursday, March 31, 2016

A company in Derbyshire has been fined after a worker fell thirteen metres down a service riser shaft.

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Manufacturing company fined after worker was injured

Thursday, March 31, 2016

A company manufacturing sealing products in Slough has been fined after a worker was seriously injured when his arm was caught in machinery.

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Partnership on Health and Safety in Scotland (PHASS) – meeting papers

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Papers for PHASS meetings held on 1 March 2016 and 17 November 2015, now available.

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Case 392 – Coffee shop refuses use of high chair without a harness

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

A coffee shop informed a customer they could not put their child in one of the available high chairs as it did not have a harness in place.

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HSE/HMRC webinar to help growing businesses – 12 April 2016

Friday, March 25, 2016

HSE and HMRC are working together to deliver a live webinar about the typical situations businesses are likely to face. Taking place on 12 April at 10am, it will include answers on health and safety and taking on new employees – register now.

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Working Well Together: Construction industry awareness events – April 2016

Friday, March 25, 2016

Free events run by the industry for the industry  –  book now. Construction health and wellbeing – Ammanford, 6 April 2016; Refurbishment, safety and health awareness – Glasgow, 12 April 2016; Good health is good business – Dudley, 26 April 2016.

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Display screen equipment (DSE) risk management – Buxton, 21 April 2016

Friday, March 25, 2016

The course will be most beneficial for health and safety providers with limited knowledge/experience of DSE risk management who wish to become an assessor.

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Case 391 – Gym reduces opening hours due to health and safety

Thursday, March 24, 2016

A gym reduced its 24/7 opening hours by closing overnight, citing health and safety as the reason for the decision.

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Automotive company fined after worker loses finger

Monday, March 21, 2016

A Birmingham-based automotive company has been fined after a worker lost his finger.

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Solar panel specialists in court for roof light fall failings

Monday, March 21, 2016

A solar panel firm has been £153,000 after a worker was seriously injured in a fall through a fragile roof light at a private home in Kent.

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Site and transport safety – London, 26 April 2016

Friday, March 18, 2016

This course will help you understand the legal requirements of both road traffic law and workplace safety law, how and why things go wrong, and how you can take practicable steps to reduce risks in your business.

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CDM 2015: Introduction to the role of the principal designer – London, 26 April 2016

Friday, March 18, 2016

This event provides an introduction to this new role and is aimed at designers, clients, contractors and/or individuals who may take on, or want to understand the PD function, particularly for small to medium size projects.

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10th UK & Ireland Occupational & Environmental Epidemiology Conference – Buxton, 21 April 2016

Friday, March 18, 2016

This conference brings together active researchers in the broad field of occupational and environmental epidemiology. The event will include keynote lectures, oral presentations and posters.

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4th UK & Ireland Exposure Science Conference – Buxton, 20 April 2016

Friday, March 18, 2016

This one-day event brings together those with an interest in the measurement, modelling and assessment of environmental, occupational, ergonomics and nutritional exposures, especially with an application to epidemiology.

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Didcot: Joint statement from HSE and Thames Valley Police

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

“RWE has today presented a plan to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Thames Valley Police (TVP) to commence work on the collapsed debris, ready to recover the missing men.

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Chemical company fined £200,000 following toxic chemical release

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

A chemical company was sentenced today in Leeds Crown Court for safety breaches when a very toxic chemical was ejected under pressure.

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National crane company fined £750,000 for two deaths after collapse

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

A national crane hire company has been sentenced for failings that led to the death of two men as a crane collapsed in London.

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