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Category: Local Authorities

Suspended ceiling inspection

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

1 September marks the deadline by which theatre owners should have had their suspended plaster ceilings inspected by a specialist to ensure that they are safe. New guidance about this which was co-written with HSE following the collapse of the Apollo Theatre ceiling in 2013, can be found on the ABTT website at If […]

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Plymouth landlord fined for endangering tenants

Friday, November 27, 2015

The landlord of a property in Plymouth risked the lives of his tenants through a dangerous gas boiler installed in the flat.

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HSE improved land use planning advice service

Monday, July 13, 2015

A new digital service making it easier and quicker for developers to access land use planning information and advice becomes available today (MON).

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Legionella… The Dutyholder’s Responsibilities: HSE/LCA event – Edinburgh, 26 March 2015

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Run by HSE and the Legionella Control Association (LCA), this dutyholder event covers all you need to know about legionella control and prevention, and your duties as the responsible person. It will help you understand how to comply with the law, identify and assess sources of risk, prevent or control risks and ensure sustained compliance.

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L133 – Unloading petrol from road tankers: ACOP and guidance (2nd edition)

Thursday, December 4, 2014

This publication is for those involved in the delivery and unloading of petrol at filling stations, including petrol station site operators and road tanker operators and drivers. This edition brings the document up to date with regulatory and other changes. The guidance has been simplified to clarify what is already required in law by DSEAR.

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Make an impact – Influence safety management with a career in HSE

Friday, September 19, 2014

The work we do at the HSE has a positive and far-reaching impact on UK industrial safety. Explore this site to learn more about the Specialist roles we’re offering.

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HSE51 – Regulation of health and safety at work

Thursday, August 7, 2014

HSE has published a document that explains the main features of the regulatory approach taken by HSE and local authorities to improve standards in health and safety performance. The document will be of interest to businesses regulated by HSE and local authorities, as well as others working in health and safety.

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HSE launches enhanced land use planning advice service

Monday, July 28, 2014

A new service making it easier and quicker for developers and local planning authorities to access land use planning information and advice will be launched from 28 July. 

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Moonlighting gas engineer sentenced after illegal work at take-aways

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

A domestic gas engineer has been sentenced to 90 hours community payback after carrying out work on commercial catering premises that he was not competent to do.

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Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games – HSE’s role during Games time

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

HSE will be ready to respond in the event of a work-related incident or emergency affecting the smooth running of the Games.

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Public consultation – Unloading petrol from road tankers

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

This consultation seeks views on proposed revisions to the DSEAR Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) L133 – Unloading petrol from road tankers. The revised document aims to provide clarity on how dutyholders can comply with their responsibilities under DSEAR in relation to unloading petrol at filling stations. The consultation will end on 22 July 2014.

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Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games – Games FAQs

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Public safety, volunteers, workers and athletes – your frequently asked questions about the Games.

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Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games – HSE’s role during the run-up

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Attention will focus on a number of areas, including the construction of temporary demountable structures (TDS), high hazard sites adjacent to venues and transport routes, legionella risks, and the safe storage and handling of pyrotechnics.

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Proposals to replace Construction CDM Regs

Monday, March 31, 2014

Public consultation runs from 31 March to 6 June 2014 – have your say. Key changes include the replacement of the CDM co-ordinator role with a principal designer role within the project team and introducing a duty on information, instruction, training and supervision to replace the duty to assess competence.

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Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games – HSE’s role in building the venues

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

HSE’s goal throughout was to secure long-term improvements to the health and safety of those involved in all aspects of construction work, including those involved in using and maintaining the structures in the future.

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Commonwealth Games 2014

Monday, February 10, 2014

In preparation for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, HSE has set up a Health and Safety Regulators’ Steering Group. In support of this work, a new Commonwealth Games site has been created containing information on HSE’s strategic and enabling approach, enforcement responsibilities, FAQs and events safety guidance.

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Firm fined for unsafe Oxfordshire scaffolds

Monday, February 3, 2014

A scaffolding firm has been fined for dangerous scaffold installations at sites in Wantage and Oxford.

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Legionella duty holder events – last chance to book your place

Monday, January 27, 2014

HSE and the Legionella Control Association are running a series of joint dutyholder events taking place early 2014 in Newcastle, London and Birmingham. Book your place now.

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Health and safety law poster – reminder to display new version by April 2014

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The new 2009 health and safety law poster replaces the version published in April 1999 and must be displayed from 5 April 2014. As well as a download, the new 2009 leaflet is also available as a pocket card and replaces the leaflet published in 1999.

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Trees, grounds and caterpillars – Santon Downham, 26 February 2014

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Free event –  includes: summary of current issues, development, content and status of the national standard, perspectives from expert speakers and practical demonstrations of best practice combined with hazard-spotting exercises.

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