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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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INDG470 – Handling newspaper and magazine bundles

Friday, October 9, 2015

This leaflet is aimed at employers and others involved in the production and distribution of newspaper and magazine bundles and includes advice for newsagents. It includes guidance on the task, the load, the working environment and individual capability as well as specific advice on loading vehicles, moving loads and making up orders.

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HSG176 – Storage of flammable liquids in tanks (Second edition)

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

This guidance applies to above and below ground fixed bulk storage tanks. It applies to premises where flammable liquids are stored in individual tanks or groups of tanks. The guidance has been updated to align with the recommendations of the Buncefield report.

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HSG51 – Storage of flammable liquids in containers (Third edition)

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

This guidance is for those responsible for the safe storage of flammable liquids in containers at the workplace. The guidance now contains discrete topic areas which outline the potential risks and recommended control measures for a number of different types of business.

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HSG140 – Safe use and handling of flammable liquids (Second edition)

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

This guidance explains the fire and explosion hazards associated with flammable liquids and will help you determine how to control the risks in your workplace. This revision incorporates information and cites relevant standards in relation to publications which have been withdrawn.

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RR1067 – Case studies to demonstrate the practical application of the Leadership and Worker Involvement Toolkit (LWIT)

Thursday, October 1, 2015

This research explored the use of the toolkit by five construction small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to gain an understanding of how it is applied in practice. The findings from this research provide insights for HSE and industry on how to encourage construction SMEs to improve leadership and worker involvement in health and safety.

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CDM 2015: Introduction to the role of the Principal Designer – London, 5 November 2015

Monday, September 28, 2015

This HSL run event provides an introduction to this new role and is aimed at designers, clients, contractors and/or individuals who may take on, or want to understand the principal designer function, particularly for small to medium-sized projects.

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Masterclass with Kevin Myers – Health and Safety: Challenges and Opportunities – Glasgow, 7 October 2015

Monday, September 28, 2015

You are invited to a GCU Masterclass with Kevin Myers, Director General, Regulation: Health and Safety Executive. Kevin will talk about occupational safety and health in the 21st-century workplace and in the future. Glasgow Caledonian University, 7 October 2015, 17:30 – 19:30.

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