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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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Case 382 – Disabled children banned from playing with toilet roll centres

Friday, November 13, 2015

A trainer specialising in delivery of training for disabled children was told that they can no longer give children cardboard toilet roll centres to play with because of health and safety.

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Judith Hackitt’s ‘Risk Assessment’ – Taking (away) responsibility?

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

HSE Chair discusses why we are all responsible for our own safety and for the safety of those around us – regardless of role, seniority or job title.

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Case 381 – Weighbridge not for public use due to health and safety

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Public are no longer able to use Handcross weighbridge under new health and safety regulations.

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RR1069 – Establishing direct and contributory factors to the uncontrolled movement of heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) during coupling and uncoupling

Thursday, November 5, 2015

The aim of the research is to identify the direct and contributory factors to accidents occurring to HGV and shunter drivers during the coupling and/or uncoupling of the tractor and the trailer unit and to suggest the most appropriate way to tackle this issue.

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Judith Hackitt’s ‘Risk Assessment’ – Learn the lessons from George and Terry…

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

After asbestos, respirable crystalline silica (RCS) presents the single biggest challenge in relation to cancer and respiratory disease facing the GB workplace.

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CDM 2015: Introduction to the Role of the Principal Designer – new dates

Monday, November 2, 2015

This HSL event is aimed at designers, clients, contractors and/or individuals who may take on the pre-construction phase coordination role for the first time. Manchester, 24 November 2015; London, 2 December 2015; Birmingham, 27 January 2016.

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Farm SHADs – Available dates during November/December 2015

Monday, November 2, 2015

Safety and Health Awareness Days (SHADs) taking place during November and December 2015. Forfar, Scotland, 23 November; Lockerbie, Scotland, 2 December; Kirby Stephen, Cumbria, 3 December.

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Case 380 – Child refused pool entry for incorrect swimwear

Monday, November 2, 2015

Child refused entry on health and safety grounds. Unacceptable swimwear cited by leisure centre as reason why child could not swim in pool.

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