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RR1062 – Health and safety in schools: exploring the perceptions of HSE’s communications to promote and support sensible risk management

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

This research was commissioned to explore the viewpoints of school staff responsible for managing day-to-day health and safety in schools. This study explored what guidance schools use to support their management of health and safety and, in particular, examined how HSE’s education-specific materials were used.

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HSG263 – Involving your workforce in health and safety: Guidance for all workplaces

Friday, December 18, 2015

This guide is mainly aimed at medium to large employers. It will help them in their legal duty to consult and involve their employees on health and safety matters. This version has been updated to clarify examples of how to comply with the Regulations and to update links and references to other guidance.

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PM38 – Selection and use of electric handlamps

Friday, December 18, 2015

This free guidance note is suitable for people working in a wide range of industries. It provides guidance on the selection of electric handlamps for different tasks and situations, and advice on how to use them safely. This edition updates references to further guidance.

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L25 – Personal protective equipment at work: Guidance on Regulations (Third edition)

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

This guidance is primarily for employers and relevant self-employed persons but may also be useful for employees and those selecting PPE. The guidance has been updated since the last edition.

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CDM 2015: Introduction to the role of the principal designer – Birmingham/London, 26 January/2 February 2016

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

This event provides an introduction to this new role and is aimed at designers, clients, contractors and/or individuals who may take on the pre-construction phase coordination role for the first time. Birmingham, 26 January 2016; London, 2 February 2016.

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Judith Hackitt’s ‘Risk Assessment’ – Resolve to help Britain work well in 2016

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

In her latest blog the HSE Chair looks at how health and safety can help Britain work well. Join the conversation on social media #HelpGBWorkWell.

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Influential leaders shape Great Britain’s future health and safety strategy

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Leading industry figures and other key influencers are being urged to have a say in shaping the future strategy for Great Britain’s health and safety system.

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Case 387 – Gym users filling personal water bottles from communal dispenser

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

A customer at a gym made a complaint about other gym users filling up their personal water bottles from a communal water cooler rather than using the disposable cups provided. The customer stated that this was against health and safety regulations as germs could be spread.

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Case 386 – Cafe unable to heat up mince pies

Friday, December 11, 2015

A supermarket cafe told a customer that they are unable to heat up the mince pies they serve for health and safety reasons.

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Case 385 – School bus separates boys and girls to comply with health and safety

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

A bus company providing contracted service to a school stated that they separated boys and girls on their school bus in order to comply with health and safety regulations.

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Managing asbestos in domestic and non-domestic premises – HSL Buxton, 19 January 2016

Monday, December 7, 2015

This one-day course gives you the knowledge to manage asbestos in non-domestic premises to the standards required by Regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR 2012).

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Farming SHADs – new dates for 2016

Monday, November 23, 2015

Safety and Health Awareness Days (SHADs) are half-day events which include practical demonstrations covering the daily hazards faced by farmers. Attendance is free of charge. Further dates announced – Barnsley, 6 January 2016 & Loughborough, 7 January 2016.

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Case 384 – Lollipop lady banned from waving at cars

Friday, November 20, 2015

A school lollipop lady is banned from waving at cars by her bosses after a complaint by a member of the public.

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Case 383 – Odd-job person not allowed to change light bulbs

Friday, November 20, 2015

A management company advised that an odd-job person is not permitted to change light bulbs as the company would only be protected from negligence when this job is carried out by a competent electrician.

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One Day Seminar on Biocidal Products Regulation – Liverpool, 24 February 2016

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

HSE’s Chemicals Regulation Directorate (CRD) will be holding a one-day seminar to provide an overview and guidance, via a series of presentations and interactive sessions, on general aspects of the Biocidal Product Regulation (BPR) EU 528/2012 and the UK National Legislation COPR.

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MA1 – The medical examination and assessment of commercial divers (rev4)

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

This revised publication is primarily for HSE Approved Medical Examiners of Divers (AMEDs) in performing fitness to dive medicals for the purposes of the Diving at Work Regulations 1997. The document may also be of interest to commercial divers.

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HSG262 – Managing skin exposure risks at work (Second edition)

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Many materials used at work can affect the skin or can pass through the skin and cause diseases elsewhere in the body. If you are an employer, health and safety adviser, trainer or safety representative, this book provides updated guidance to help you prevent these disabling diseases.

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MS37 – Handling cytotoxic drugs in isolators in NHS pharmacies

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

This updated guidance is aimed at NHS pharmacies and licensed contractors. Isolators are a key control measure in preventing employee exposure to cytotoxic drugs, many of which are classified as hazardous to health and may also be carcinogens. They also protect the product from microbiological contamination during drug reconstitution.

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First aid at work – training provision survey

Friday, November 13, 2015

The requirement for HSE to approve first aid training providers and qualifications was removed in October 2013. To help review the impact of this policy on business we are asking employers to answer a short online survey that should take no more than 10 minutes to complete. The information provided will be completely anonymous.

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HSE Board meeting papers – 7 October 2015

Friday, November 13, 2015

Agenda and minutes in respect of HSE Board meeting held on 7 October 2015, now available.

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