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Monthly archives: January 2017

Health and Safety Executive (HSE) review of the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA)

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

HSE are seeking the views of those with an interest in adventure activities, including schools which use or would like to use activity providers. You can take part in the consultation by using this link to an online survey https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/AALAsurvey .

Responses are required by 5pm on 15 February 2017.

You can find out more about AALA which was created in April 1996 in response to the Lyme Bay Tragedy at http://www.hse.gov.uk/aala/ .

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Landlord prosecuted for gas safety failings

Monday, January 30, 2017

A Preston Landlord has been given a suspended prison sentence after failing to ensure gas appliances in one of her properties were checked for safety.

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Firm fined for failing health and safety standards

Monday, January 30, 2017

A Kent-based box manufacturing company has been fined for health and safety failings.

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Bury demolition contractor fined for failing to prevent exposure to Asbestos

Monday, January 30, 2017

A demolition contractor has been sentenced after admitting illegally removing asbestos from a building he was working on.

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HSL: Machinery Series – PUWER – Buxton, 6 February 2017

Friday, January 27, 2017

This course covers those activities regulated by the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) and provides delegates with a thorough knowledge of this legislation. The course will also give practical advice on how to evaluate the safety of existing machines and how to measure and evaluate noise and vibration risks.

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RR1085 – Exploring the human and physical factors associated with telescopic handler overturning risks

Friday, January 27, 2017

This study was carried out in order to identify: the full range of human factors issues that might potentially contribute to telescopic handler overturn incidents; the human factors issues that appear to be most important in terms of overturn risk and key operator knowledge gaps that could increase the probability of an operator overturning a machine.

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RR1084 – Forklift truck reverse sensor systems assessment

Friday, January 27, 2017

This report describes work undertaken to assess the active sensor systems (ultrasonic and radar) commonly used to reduce the risk of collisions.

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RR1083 – Risks to respiratory health in the grain industry

Friday, January 27, 2017

A detailed literature search was carried out to summarise evidence about respiratory disease caused by exposure to grain dust. The conclusion of this review is that the damaging effects of grain dust on the respiratory tract are accumulative and occur at high concentrations of exposure.

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Packaging manufacturer in court over workplace injury

Friday, January 27, 2017

A West Bromwich supplier of corrugated packaging has been fined after a maintenance employee was injured when he was pulled into machinery.

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Unregistered gas fitter fined

Thursday, January 26, 2017

An unregistered gas fitter from Farnborough has been prosecuted for carrying out illegal gas work which was found to be unsafe.

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University of Northumbria fined after botched experiment nearly kills students

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The University of Northumbria at Newcastle has been fined after two students fell seriously ill following a laboratory experiment.

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Three construction companies fined after worker fall

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Three companies from Essex have been fined after a worker fell over seven meters through a fragile roof he was replacing.

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Worker exposed to high level of carbon monoxide

Friday, January 20, 2017

A Construction firm was sentenced today for safety breaches after workers were exposed to carbon monoxide and other substances hazardous to health.

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Asbestos Analyst fined for falsifying documents

Thursday, January 19, 2017

An asbestos analyst has been fined after he falsified an asbestos air clearance certificate, following licensed asbestos removal in Manchester.

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Jaguar Land Rover fined £900,000 after worker injured

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

National car manufacturer Jaguar Landover has been fined after a worker lost their leg following a car accident.

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Warburtons fined £2million after worker fall

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

National bread makers Warburtons has been fined £2million after a worker was hospitalised following a fall.

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Refurb health and safety event for construction workers

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Construction companies and workers involved with refurbishment projects are invited to attend a free health and safety awareness event organised by Site Safe Scotland’s Working Well Together campaign and North Lanarkshire Council.

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Asbestos removal firm fined after poor safety practices

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Midlands based firm Enviro-Safe Limited have been fined for failing to meet the standards required when removing asbestos.

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HSL: Pressure Systems Awareness – Buxton, 26 January 2017

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

This informative and experiential course is aimed at raising awareness of the hazards associated with pressure systems as well as the relevant regulatory frame work.  This course will offer delegates the unique opportunity to learn from real life case studies and forensic investigations into pressure systems failures, providing a first hand perspective of what can […]

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HSL: RM³ – Understanding and Using the Risk Management Maturity Model (RM³) – Buxton, 25-26 January 2017

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The course uses a mixture of presentations and group exercises (including knowledge sharing activities to ensure good practice is shared) over two days to ensure delegates fully understand the topics covered.

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