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Proposals to amend safety of pressure systems ACOP

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Public consultation runs from 1 September to 13 October 2014 – have your say on the revised version of the ACOP relating to the Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000 – L122 (PSSR ACOP). The consultation asks specific questions on the new format of the ACOP.

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Public consultation on revised lifting equipment ACOP

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The proposed amends will make the understanding and use of the document easier, particularly with clarifying which equipment is subject to the provisions of the regulations and the role of the competent person. Have your say – consultation runs from 20 August to 14 October 2014.

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Proposals to amend confined spaces ACOP

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Public consultation runs from 20 August to 30 September 2014 – have your say on the revised version of the ACOP relating to the Confined Spaces Regulations 1997. The amends proposed will make the use of the document easier, particularly with clarifying the definition of a confined space.

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Have your say – brief questionnaire on RPE website and tools

Friday, August 15, 2014

Complete our short questionnaire and help us evaluate how well HSE respiratory protective equipment (RPE) tools and information is helping reduce ill health. The closing date for responses is 11 September 2014.

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Offshore Directive – public consultation

Monday, July 28, 2014

Public consultation; have your say by 21 September 2014. Proposed DECC/HSE approach to implementing the offshore safety Directive, changes to onshore health and safety regulations, and review of two health and safety ACOPs.

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Consultation – Proposals to exempt certain self-employed people from health and safety law

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Public consultation; have your say by 31 August 2014. Plans to make self-employed people exempt from Section 3(2) HSWA – unless their work involves prescribed activities, listed in the consultation.

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Proposals to exempt certain self-employed people from health and safety law

Monday, July 7, 2014

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is inviting views on the proposed definitions of those self-employed people who will continue to have duties under health and safety law.

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Suffolk firm in court after teenage worker’s arm crushed

Thursday, July 3, 2014

A Suffolk horse bedding manufacturer and its managing director have been fined after a young employee’s arm was crushed when he was removing compacted dust from a baling machine.

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New figures show all time low in fatal injuries to workers

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

New figures released today indicate the number of workers killed in Britain last year has fallen to the lowest annual rate on record.

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Firm fined after worker loses leg in scaffold fall

Monday, June 23, 2014

A worker who had no recognised training as a scaffolder had to have a lower leg amputated after he fell from unguarded scaffolding, a court has heard.

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Carlisle firm in court after trainee scaffolder injured in fall

Thursday, June 19, 2014

A Carlisle scaffolding firm has been fined £15,000 after an employee was seriously injured when he fell more than six metres through a roof light.

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Public consultation – Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulation (CLP)

Thursday, June 12, 2014

This Consultative Document seeks views on the proposals from HSE to align domestic legislation with the EU direct acting Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulation (CLP). This consultation began on 12 June and ends on 5 August 2014.

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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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Macclesfield firm in court over teenage apprentice’s injuries

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

A fabric company in Macclesfield has been fined after a teenage apprentice suffered severe injuries when his left arm was dragged around a machine roller.

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Family farming business sentenced after worker injured in roof fall

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

A Perthshire farming business has been fined for safety failings after a worker was injured when he fell more than three metres through a roof light of a cattle barn.

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Construction firm prosecuted after apprentice’s fall

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

A Dutch building firm has been fined after an apprentice fractured his skull falling more than six metres from a scaffold during construction of the new West Bromwich Leisure Centre.

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Dock company in court after worker’s life-changing injuries

Friday, May 9, 2014

An Essex dock company has been fined for safety failings after a dock worker suffered severe leg injuries when an operation to unload a cargo container went wrong.

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Forklift operator in court after dangerous lift causes serious injury

Friday, May 9, 2014

A forklift truck operator has been prosecuted for safety failings after a teenager was seriously injured by a falling heater unit weighing almost half-a-tonne during a dangerous lifting operation in Kent.

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Public consultation – Control of Major Accident Hazards Regs 2015

Friday, May 2, 2014

HSE seeks views on proposed new regulations, titled ‘The Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 2015’ to implement all but the land use planning aspects (to be implemented by DCLG) and Article 30, ‘Heavy Fuel Oils’ (implemented February 2014) of Council Directive 2012/18/EU (Seveso III Directive) on the control of major-accident hazards involving dangerous substances.

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Narrow escape for teenage worker in four metre fall

Monday, April 14, 2014

A 16-year-old apprentice had a lucky escape from serious injury after falling four metres through a fragile rooflight at a farm in Leyburn, North Yorkshire, a court has heard.

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