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Case 368 – Charity shop refuse baby bath donation

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

A charity shop refused the donation of a plastic baby bath because ‘health and safety’ meant that the new purchaser could sue if their baby slipped and was injured while using it.

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CDM 2015 Training: the role of the Principal Designer – London, 7 July 2015

Monday, June 15, 2015

CDM 2015 introduces a new role of the Principal Designer. This HSL/HSE event is designed to provide an introduction to this role and will be delivered by an ex-HSE Principal Construction Inspector with over 20 years’ experience.

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ICE Health and Safety 2015 ‘Collaborative Construction’ – London, 30 June

Monday, June 15, 2015

HSE’s Chief Inspector of Construction and HSL will present at the ICE Health and Safety Conference with this years theme of ‘collaboration’. The audience will represent major UK construction clients, contractors and designers.

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NMHSAG: ‘Act Safely – Go Home Safely’ – Bolton, 25 June 2015

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

North Manchester Health, Safety and Advisory Group present 1st Stephen Horrocks Memorial Conference. Includes speakers from HSE, HSL, Calderbank MBC, 3M Personal Safety and Red24. Free to attend – places are limited.

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Judith Hackitt’s ‘Risk Assessment’ – The kids are alright

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

My experience of today’s young people is very different from the oft portrayed image of a cosseted, over-protected generation of social media-addicted couch potatoes.

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Powered gate safety – new information and guidance

Thursday, June 4, 2015

New information and guidance for safety on the design, construction, supply, and use, inspection, and maintenance of powered gates has been published on our website. It is intended to assist all those responsible for powered gate safety meet their legal duties, including manufacturers, suppliers, installers, owners, landlords, and anyone working on this type of machinery.

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L64 – Safety signs and signals: Guidance on Regulations (3rd edition)

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

This guidance is for employers, dutyholders and others who have responsibility for the control of workplaces, sites and premises. It is also for those operating equipment that requires verbal and/or non-verbal communications.

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L111 – The Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 2015: Guidance on Regulations

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

This guidance is for anyone who has duties under the COMAH Regulations 2015, particularly operators of establishments, and also others such as local authorities and emergency planners. Although many duties will be familiar from the 1999 Regulations, the 2015 Regulations contain some new or changed duties.

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Safe Driver, Safe Vehicle, Safe Site – Harrogate, 24 June 2015

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Help prevent accidents, assess and manage vehicle and driver safety – wherever you work. This free event, organised by the Harrogate & District Health and Safety Forum, is for any business that uses vehicles, on-site or on the public highway, for work.

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New COSHH essentials e-tool launched

Monday, June 1, 2015

A new and improved COSHH e-tool has been launched. Enhancements include the incorporation of Hazard (H) statements to comply with CLP Regulations in line with the Global Harmonisation System (GHS) of classification and labelling.

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ISTR: Safe to Buy, Safe to Make, Safe to Use – Liverpool, 1 July 2015

Monday, June 1, 2015

The equipment used by scientists in our institutions may be purchased new or quite often modified or even built from scratch. BUT is it safe? Institute of Safety in Technology and Research AGM and Summer Symposium.

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Case 367 – Lady refused glass of water after fainting

Friday, May 29, 2015

A lady fainted whilst in a shop. She asked the shop staff for a drink of water but they told her this was not possible due to health and safety rules.

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Judith Hackitt’s ‘Risk Assessment’ – The challenges of getting the workplace health agenda right

Friday, May 29, 2015

We need to ensure that we tackle the right issues and in the right way.

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Case 366 – Pub refuse to serve scrambled eggs over safety concerns

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

On ordering a cooked breakfast in their local pub, the enquirer was told they couldn’t replace fried egg with scrambled egg as this would involve using a microwave which can’t be done due to health and safety.

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Case 365 – Students banned from attending school on their last day

Friday, May 22, 2015

A media article carried a story of a school banning sixth year students from attending on their last day, citing health and safety.

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Case 364 – Council no longer collecting road verge litter

Friday, May 22, 2015

A newspaper columnist commented on huge amounts of litter during her commute adding that the council advised her they no longer collect road verge litter due to health and safety regulations.

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Case 363 – Staff prohibited from opening office windows

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Office staff told they cannot have a key to open windows in third floor office as this would breach health and safety.

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HSG280 – Guidance for licence holders on the containment and control of specified animal pathogens

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

On 1 April 2015, HSE became the licensing authority for issuing Specified Animal Pathogens Order (SAPO) licences, in addition to being responsible for inspection and enforcement. This guidance is aimed at SAPO licence holders, users and biosafety professionals. It describes the containment and control measures and related management arrangements which must be applied.

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Case 362 – Ban on shopping trolleys belonging to other stores

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

A clothes shop cited health and safety when they asked a customer to leave for using a shopping trolley belonging to another store.

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Civil explosives – Record keeping requirements

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

From the 5 April 2015, manufacturers, importers, distributors, and anyone who acquires or keeps civil explosives will have to keep a record of the explosives throughout the supply chain and life cycle.

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