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Category: Local Authorities

New code launched to improve targeting of health and safety inspections

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

A new code has been launched to improve the targeting of health and safety inspections – ensuring that local authority checks are more focused on serious risks and poor performers. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published the National Local Authority Enforcement Code following a public consultation.

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DWP announce new code to curb unnecessary council safety checks

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Local authorities are being banned from unnecessary health and safety inspections under a new code coming into effect today (Wednesday 29 May 2013).

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Health surveillance guidance for employers

Monday, March 18, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published new guidelines on health surveillance, which may be needed if there is a risk that workers could be exposed to chemicals or other hazardous substances likely to harm their health.

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First aid training – draft guidance

Monday, February 25, 2013

Simple, practical guidance to help businesses select competent first aid training providers. A draft has been published to enable businesses to familiarise themselves with the changes (that will come into force on 1 October 2013 subject to parliamentary and Secretary of State approval) and to ensure they understand how to comply.

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Local authority health and safety inspections – Last chance to have your say

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Involved in local authority health and safety regulation? Last chance to have your say on proposals to ensure LA health and safety inspections are targeted at workplaces or activities with the most serious risks or where there is evidence of poor performance. Consultation ends Friday, 1 March 2013.

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Scaffolder fined after woman injured by unguarded metal pole

Monday, February 11, 2013

A self-employed scaffolder has been fined after a member of the public suffered head injuries after walking into an unguarded metal pole.

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Local authority health and safety inspections – Views sought on code to improve targeting

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Consultation on proposals to ensure LA health and safety inspections are targeted at workplaces or activities with the most serious risks or where there is evidence of poor performance. HSE is currently seeking views from all those involved in local authority health and safety regulation and the businesses they regulate. Consultation period ends 1 March […]

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Illegal gas fitter faces prison threat for unsafe work

Monday, January 21, 2013

An unregistered gas fitter has received a nine month suspended prison sentence for illegally carrying out sub-standard gas work at two chip shops in South Wales.

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Workshops in health and safety on offer for Aycliffe firms

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Businesses in Newton Aycliffe are being offered workshops in health and safety as part of a new initiative to provide free information, support and guidance.

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Retail industry microsite relaunched

Friday, January 11, 2013

HSE’s retail industry microsite has been relaunched to pull together all the related topics, guidance and advice that is currently available.

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Local authority inspections – Views sought on code to improve targeting

Friday, December 21, 2012

HSE is now seeking views from all those involved in local authority health and safety regulation and the businesses they regulate. Have your say on proposals to ensure LA health and safety inspections are targeted at workplaces or activities with the most serious risks or where there is evidence of poor performance. The consultation period […]

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Views sought on code to improve targeting of local authority health and safety inspections

Friday, December 21, 2012

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has today opened a consultation on proposals to ensure LA health and safety inspections are targeted at workplaces or activities with the most serious risks or where there is evidence of poor performance.

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HSE and local authorities to make legionella visits in the west of Scotland

Friday, December 7, 2012

Businesses and organisations with cooling towers in the west of Scotland are facing checks to ensure they are managing legionella risks appropriately.

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Landlord handed suspended jail sentence after forging gas safety document

Thursday, November 22, 2012

A Cambridge landlord risked the health of his tenants by failing to ensure gas appliances were safe to use and then produced a fake certificate to give the impression they were, a court has heard.

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HSE Work-related Deaths Protocol revised

Friday, November 2, 2012

Sets out the protocols and liaison arrangements between HSE and other regulators involved in investigating any work-related death.

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Health and safety statistics 2011/12

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Latest release – health and safety statistics 2011/12 presenting the latest top level statistics on work-related ill health, workplace fatalities and injuries, and enforcement in Great Britain.

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Builder faces jail over toddler’s death

Friday, October 5, 2012

A Welsh builder has been sentenced to two years in prison after being convicted of gross negligence manslaughter in the case of a three-year-old girl who was killed when a substandard wall collapsed on top of her.

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Wiltshire man jailed for fraud and illegal gas work

Monday, October 1, 2012

A Salisbury man has been jailed for two-and-a-half years for falsely claiming to be qualified to carry out work on gas appliances at a string of properties in Wiltshire.

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HSE calls for sense check over ‘health and safety’ children allotment ban

Monday, September 3, 2012

HSE responds to “We will defy Wem allotment ban say nursery pair” news article in the Shropshire Star, 31 August 2012.

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Sheffield landlords put tenant’s life at risk

Monday, August 6, 2012

Two Sheffield landlords have been handed suspended jail sentences after dangerous defects were found on every gas appliance at a house they rented out to a young woman.

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