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Category: Research

RR1078 – The use of vehicle structure in load securing on heavy goods vehicles

Saturday, November 19, 2016

This report assesses the legislation applicable to the transport of goods in the UK under both road traffic and health and safety at work legislation. It assesses the guidance available to operators and consignors and the methods of securing loads that are commonly-used at present.

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RR1079 – Access to and work on flatbed vehicles

Saturday, November 19, 2016

This report describes a multi-disciplinary, mixed-method approach to research on this topic, comprising both quantitative and qualitative analysis, undertaken to establish contributory factors to incidents and areas of concern when accessing or working on flatbed vehicles.

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RR1080 – A study of the generic safety-integrity requirements of fairground rides

Saturday, November 19, 2016

This report describes a number of quantitative risk assessments applied to three diverse fairground ride types in order to provide an indication of appropriate Safety Integrity Levels for these generic types of ride and to illustrate an approach that may be used to determine these SILs.

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RR1081 – Review of Small Wind Turbine Construction Instructions and specifically for Structural Supports and Foundations

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

This research investigated the possible role of weaknesses in small wind turbine construction instructions in the potential for structural collapse associated with the structural supports and foundations.

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RR1082 – The effectiveness of HSE’s regulatory approach: The construction example

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

This project has examined the effectiveness HSE’s approach to regulation of the construction sector since 2001. HSE provided a catalyst for change – utilising its unique information on the industry and expertise in understanding reasonably practicable control to support risk creators in their control of these risks.

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RR1040 – Rewriting MISHAP: The development of MISHAP12

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

To calculate the risks associated with major accident hazard pipelines in the UK a computer code, MISHAP01 (Model for the estimation of Individual and Societal risk from HAzards of Pipelines), is used. The aim was to rewrite MISHAP01 and PipelineRiskAT within a single program to facilitate the implementation of future improvements to the model.

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RR1039 – Summary of the rewrite of HSE’s PIPeline INtegrity (PIPIN) model

Friday, June 10, 2016

This report summarises all three aspects of the model updates (solution method, science changes and data updates) and provides an overview of the results obtained compared to the original version of PIPIN.

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RR1038 – Data updates to HSE’s PIPeline INtegrity model (PIPIN)

Thursday, June 9, 2016

The objectives of this project were to investigate the impact on the calculated failure rates as a result of changes to the data within PIPIN. These changes were required to ensure that the input data was representative of UK pipelines by ensuring that all of the latest available information was being used.

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RR1037 – Science updates to HSE’s PIPeline INtegrity model (PIPIN)

Thursday, June 9, 2016

The aims of this project were to investigate the impact on the calculated failure rates as a result of changes to the science within PIPIN. The changes had been suggested after the model was independently reviewed.

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RR1036 – Rewriting the PIPIN code to use a Monte Carlo solution approach

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

The objective of this project was to produce a Monte Carlo version of the third party activity model within PIPIN. There are currently limitations with the existing model and its FORM/SORM solution method and it was felt a new approach was required.

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RR1035 – Update of pipeline failure rates for land use planning assessments

Friday, June 3, 2016

HSE uses a model, MCPIPIN (Monte Carlo PIPeline INtegrity), to determine failure frequencies for major hazard pipelines. It uses two models; one based on operational experience data and a predictive model. The historical failure rates used in the operational model are over 10 years old. A review took place to update this data.

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RR1034 – Review of the event tree structure and ignition probabilities used in HSE’s pipeline risk assessment code MISHAP

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

HSE uses the MISHAP (Model for the estimation of Individual and Societal risk from HAzards of Pipelines) model to calculate risks associated with major hazard pipelines in GB. The review took place in response to the UK Onshore Pipeline Operators Association (UKOPA) challenging some of the assumptions and methods currently used within the tool.

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Health and safety scientists given centre stage

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

At the heart of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) there is a breadth of experience and extensive expertise in science and engineering that is working to help predict the safety and health challenges of the future.

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RR1073 – The provision of breathing gas to divers in emergency situations

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

The report examined the diving industry guidance provided to divers and supervisors in the amount and method of determining how much emergency gas a diver can require.

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RR1053 – Development of an intervention toolbox for common health problems in the workplace

Monday, January 11, 2016

The aim of the research was to look at the feasibility of developing a toolbox for the management of common health problems in the workplace. Reliable and valid evidence identifies the two most common health problems at work as musculoskeletal disorders and psychological ill-health (stress, anxiety and depression).

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RR1072 – Investigations into the immediate and underlying causes of failures of offshore riser emergency shutdown valves

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Riser emergency shutdown valve (RESDV) failures, whether arising from a test or a real demand, are reportable to HSE under RIDDOR and a preliminary survey found approximately 180 cases of failure. Given the criticality of RESDVs to offshore safety, it was determined that the reasons for these occurrences should be investigated.

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RR1062 – Health and safety in schools: exploring the perceptions of HSE’s communications to promote and support sensible risk management

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

This research was commissioned to explore the viewpoints of school staff responsible for managing day-to-day health and safety in schools. This study explored what guidance schools use to support their management of health and safety and, in particular, examined how HSE’s education-specific materials were used.

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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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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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RR1066 – The use and non-use of seat belts in the operation of forward tipping dumpers

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

A proportion of forward tipping dumper (FTD) operators choose to operate without wearing a seat belt, increasing their risk of death or serious injury should the machine overturn. This research aimed to better understand the reasons why some FTD operators choose not to wear their seat belt.

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