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Category: Local Authorities

Council and contractors fined for unsafe asbestos removal

Thursday, June 3, 2010

A local authority and its contractor have been fined after a worker left a family exposed to dangerous asbestos fibres for three days.

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HELA agenda and papers

Thursday, April 29, 2010

The agenda and papers for the meeting of the Health and Safety Executive / Local Authority Enforcement Liaison

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Local Authority Circular – The Working Time Regulations 1998: Guidance on the legislation

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

This circular provides guidance on the Working Time Regulations 1998. The information has been updated in the light of HSE’s experience of enforcing the Regulations.

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Strategy pledge Forum – Tell us what you’ve been doing

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

This interactive Health and Safety Pledge Forum is intended as a space for you to talk about what you are doing to improve health and safety in your organisation.

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Good practice reminder on open farms

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

As we are approaching the busy Easter holiday season when families are likely to visit open farms, the HPA, HSE and LACoRS have jointly published a timely reminder of good practice in reducing the risk of infection to visitors to open farms.

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Local Authority Circular – The control of silica risks associated with kerb, paving and block cutting

Friday, March 19, 2010

This circular provides specific guidance on the control and enforcement of Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) issues associated with kerb, paving and block cutting in the construction industry.

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Tackling stress – Oxford Council create teacher support programme

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Stress case study, Oxfordshire County Council knew that stress was an issue in some of its schools from looking at absence data and feedback from trade unions.

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Risk of vehicles falling from two-post vehicle lifts

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

This circular alerts Enforcing Authorities to the risks of vehicles falling from 2-post lifts in motor vehicle repair facilities and outlines the key precautions for safe

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Rotherham council and contractor fined after employee killed by reversing truck

Monday, March 1, 2010

Family hopes lessons will be learned after “horrific” loss. Rotherham Council was today fined £75,000 after an employee was killed by a reversing truck.

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Waste and recycling – LA procurement and management of waste services

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

All local authorities (LA) are responsible for managing waste. These web pages are for people whose duty is to procure, manage and monitor waste management services.

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Work instruction for LPG pipework replacement inspection campaign

Thursday, February 18, 2010

The inspections form an important part of the major campaign to improve safety at bulk LPG installations. The purpose is to resolve any issues at sites with a higher priority, either through poor standards or because of an unwillingness to provide information for the survey or take the replacement action required. View work instruction for […]

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Serious incidents involving agency workers

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

This revised Local Authority Circular requires enforcement officers to inform the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) about serious incidents at work

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Joint marine industry inspections mark new partnership

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Marine businesses across Dorset will be among the first companies in the South West to benefit from a joint HSE and Local Authority partnership aimed at improving safety standards in business.

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New guidance for local authorities to help improve health and safety in the waste and recycling sector

Thursday, January 21, 2010

New guidance is now available to help local authorities understand the importance of a sensible approach to health and safety when it comes to procuring and managing waste and recycling services,

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Waste services – LA procurement and management guidance

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

All local authorities (LA) are responsible for managing waste. These web pages are for people whose duty is to procure,

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HELA agenda and papers

Monday, January 18, 2010

The agenda and papers for the meeting of the Health and Safety Executive / Local Authority Enforcement Liaison Committee (HELA)

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North East employers asked to make New Year safety resolution

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Last year 122 work related incidents occurred across the North East each week, an annual a total of 6,318 people being

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West Yorkshire employers – make New Year safety resolution

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The 2008/09 statistics show 8 people were killed at work across West Yorkshire while 1205 sustained major injuries

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South East employers asked to make New Year safety resolution

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Over 300 work related incidents occurred across the South East each week in 2009, an annual total of 15,997 people

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South Yorkshire employers – make New Year safety resolution

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Last year 65 work related incidents occurred across the region each week – an annual total of 3412 people being killed

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