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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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Consultation launched on Dangerous Substances in Harbour Areas Regulations

Friday, October 30, 2015

HSE is currently consulting on proposals to replace the Dangerous Substances in Harbour Areas Regulations 1987 (DSHAR) with new shorter and up to date regulations and is also seeking views on a new shorter Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) to support the regulations. Consultation began on 28 October and closes on 23 December 2015.

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Case 379 – Dog banned from hire car for ‘health and safety’ reasons

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

A hire car company has taken a decision to exclude the carriage of dogs in courtesy/hire cars over concerns about cleanliness but cites health and safety as the reason.

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HSE releases injury and ill-health statistics 2014/15

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The full statistical report and industry specific data can be found online.

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Judith Hackitt’s ‘Risk Assessment’ – Out and about

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

One of the most enjoyable aspects of my role is being given the opportunity to get out and about visiting industry and seeing some of the great practices going on.

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Farm SHAD – Newtown, Powys, 18 November 2015

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Safety and Health Awareness Days (SHADs) are practical demonstrations covering the everyday hazards that farmers face.

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New Construction (Design and Management) 2015 FAQs

Monday, October 19, 2015

Frequently asked questions covering: Notifications – F10s, Maintenance, Principal Designer (PD), Small builder, Construction Phase Plan (CPP), Self build and Miscellaneous.

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INDG438 – Assessment of repetitive tasks of the upper limbs (the ART tool)

Friday, October 16, 2015

The assessment of repetitive tasks (ART) tool is designed to help you risk assess tasks that require repetitive moving of the upper limbs (arms and hands). It helps you assess some of the common risk factors in repetitive work that contribute to the development of upper limb disorders (ULDs).

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Case 378 – Pub would not use all the candles supplied on a birthday cake

Friday, October 16, 2015

A pub was provided with a birthday cake to bring out for a customer with candles that spelt ‘happy birthday’, but were told that they could not have all the candles on it for health and safety reasons.

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Landlord fined over gas safety breach

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

A landlord has been fined after a defective gas appliance was found to be in operation at his premises.

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Engineering safety topics – The use of emery cloth on metalworking lathes

Friday, October 9, 2015

Every year there are serious accidents involving the use of emery cloth on metalworking lathes. This page highlights acceptable and unacceptable methods of use and provides further detailed information in the form of a guidance sheet.

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HSR25 – The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989: Guidance on Regulations (Third edition)

Friday, October 9, 2015

This new edition highlights what can be done by dutyholders to achieve electrical safety compliance with the duties imposed by the Regulations. References to relevant regulations, standards and publications have been updated.

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INDG439 – Reducing manual handling risks in carpet retail (rev1)

Friday, October 9, 2015

This guidance is about the risk of manual handling injury in carpet retail. It is aimed at manufacturers, delivery staff and carpet retailers. It outlines the legal requirements of the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 and includes information on the most common manual handling risks when moving carpets. 

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