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HSE jobs latest: Communications Division, Engagement & Policy Directorate – 4 Posts

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Head of Communications, Head of Internal Communications, Head of Media and Head of Strategic Engagement. Closing date for applications 4 September 2016.

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HSE Jobs: Operational Services Divisional Director – Liverpool

Thursday, August 4, 2016

This is an exciting new opportunity for an exceptional senior leader to shape and deliver HSE’s growing operational services portfolio. Closing date for applications 9 September 2016.

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RR1040 – Rewriting MISHAP: The development of MISHAP12

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

To calculate the risks associated with major accident hazard pipelines in the UK a computer code, MISHAP01 (Model for the estimation of Individual and Societal risk from HAzards of Pipelines), is used. The aim was to rewrite MISHAP01 and PipelineRiskAT within a single program to facilitate the implementation of future improvements to the model.

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RR1039 – Summary of the rewrite of HSE’s PIPeline INtegrity (PIPIN) model

Friday, June 10, 2016

This report summarises all three aspects of the model updates (solution method, science changes and data updates) and provides an overview of the results obtained compared to the original version of PIPIN.

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RR1038 – Data updates to HSE’s PIPeline INtegrity model (PIPIN)

Thursday, June 9, 2016

The objectives of this project were to investigate the impact on the calculated failure rates as a result of changes to the data within PIPIN. These changes were required to ensure that the input data was representative of UK pipelines by ensuring that all of the latest available information was being used.

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Annual offshore statistics and regulatory activity report 2015

Thursday, June 9, 2016

This annual report provides details of offshore injuries, dangerous occurrences and ill health reported to HSE under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR), and HSE’s regulatory activity offshore during 2015. Offshore hydrocarbon releases and population data for 1992-2015, also published.

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RR1037 – Science updates to HSE’s PIPeline INtegrity model (PIPIN)

Thursday, June 9, 2016

The aims of this project were to investigate the impact on the calculated failure rates as a result of changes to the science within PIPIN. The changes had been suggested after the model was independently reviewed.

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RR1036 – Rewriting the PIPIN code to use a Monte Carlo solution approach

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

The objective of this project was to produce a Monte Carlo version of the third party activity model within PIPIN. There are currently limitations with the existing model and its FORM/SORM solution method and it was felt a new approach was required.

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RR1035 – Update of pipeline failure rates for land use planning assessments

Friday, June 3, 2016

HSE uses a model, MCPIPIN (Monte Carlo PIPeline INtegrity), to determine failure frequencies for major hazard pipelines. It uses two models; one based on operational experience data and a predictive model. The historical failure rates used in the operational model are over 10 years old. A review took place to update this data.

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RR1034 – Review of the event tree structure and ignition probabilities used in HSE’s pipeline risk assessment code MISHAP

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

HSE uses the MISHAP (Model for the estimation of Individual and Societal risk from HAzards of Pipelines) model to calculate risks associated with major hazard pipelines in GB. The review took place in response to the UK Onshore Pipeline Operators Association (UKOPA) challenging some of the assumptions and methods currently used within the tool.

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HSE’s top team step up to charity challenge

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Seven of the Health and Safety Executive’s most senior managers are stepping up for a good cause.

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Case 396 – Cafe refuses to sell untoasted fruit bread

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

A supermarket cafe refused to sell a packet of fruit bread on health and safety grounds as the customer didn’t want it toasted.

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Farm SHAD – Bluith Wells, 26 May 2016

Friday, April 22, 2016

Safety and Health Awareness Days (SHADs) are half-day events which include practical demonstrations covering the everyday hazards faced by farmers, farming families and workers and provide an excellent opportunity for those working on farms to get practical advice. Attendance is free – register now.

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Case 395 – Supermarket bans foldaway bicycle from store

Friday, April 15, 2016

A supermarket banned a customer from taking a folding bicycle into store for health and safety reasons.

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EU-OSHA campaign 2016-17 – Healthy workplaces for all ages

Friday, April 15, 2016

The European Agency for Occupational Safety and Health has launched its 2016-17 campaign, Healthy workplaces for all ages – promoting a sustainable working life. The campaign focus is on the challenges and opportunities presented by an ageing workforce. Find out how you can get involved.

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Case 394 – Swimming pool tumble turn ban

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Freestyle lane tumble turns have been banned from a council run swimming pool for health and safety reasons.

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Case 393 – Library restricts the charging of laptops on health and safety grounds

Friday, April 8, 2016

A council run library will not permit users to plug laptop cables into electrical sockets because they perceive this practice to be a trip hazard, coupled with the potential risk faulty charger plugs may present.

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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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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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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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