HSE is seeking views on proposals to consolidate and modernise explosives legislation. This consultation began on 30 July and ends on 24 September 2013.
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The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has launched a public consultation on new regulations that will simplify and consolidate the safety legislation for explosives.
With the holiday season approaching, the British Safety Council (BSC) are urging employers to pay extra attention to the health and safety of young people hired for temporary, summer work.
A Surrey breaker company has been fined after a teenage worker was badly burned when a skip fire exploded.
Last chance to have your say on revised Approved Code of Practice L24 – ends 30 July.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has launched a consultation on changes to the content of an Asbestos-related Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) that will consolidate two existing documents.
Consultation seeks views on HSE’s proposed consolidated version of the Approved Code of Practice (L143) – Work with materials containing asbestos Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006 incorporating the Approved Code of Practice (L127) – The management of asbestos in non-domestic premises. consultation ends 30 September 2013.
A specialist engineering company in Leeds has been ordered to pay £377,500 in fines and costs after protracted safety failings led to the death of a worker from fatal head injuries caused by a powered valve.
The owner of a cladding installation business has been fined after he exposed workers to a potentially fatal risk from airborne asbestos fibres at a house in Bedfordshire.
The number of workers killed in Britain last year has fallen, official statistics published today show. Provisional data released by HSE reveals that 148 workers were fatally injured between April 2012 and March 2013, compared with 172 in the previous year.
The information in this document relates to the latest ‘full-year’; statistics on fatal injuries in the workplace, for 2012/13.
HSE have published revised guidance for employers with health and safety responsibilities for young people, and in particular those on work experience. The simplified guidance provides clarity, particularly in the areas of risk assessment and clearly sets out what work experience organisers do and do not need to do. There is a series of FAQs […]
Public consultative on the Health and Safety Executive’s proposals to remove twelve legislative measures which HSE believes are either redundant or have been overtaken by more up to date legislation. Have your say – this consultation began on 17 June and will finish on 12 July 2013.
A linen hire service and a laundry company have both been fined for safety breaches after a worker fell from a ladder while trying to clear a blockage in an industrial-sized laundry machine.
Public consultation on revisions to ‘Control of substances hazardous to health (COSHH)’ ACOP ends 23 August. The proposed revisions make it easier for duty holders to understand and comply with their legal duties, take account of the introduction of the Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulation (CLP) and emphasise the principles of good control practice.
Public consultation proposes to consolidate and revise existing ‘Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR) ACOPs, ends 23 August. The five existing ACOPs are consolidated into a revised L138, with updated content and features.
Public consultation on revisions to ‘The control of legionella bacteria in water systems’ ACOP ends 23 August. The revised ACOP gives practical advice on the legal requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act and the COSHH Regulations and applies to the risk from exposure to legionella bacteria.
A worker at one of the world’s largest metal recycling firms was killed because of a failing to properly segregate people and moving vehicles, a court has heard.
May 2013 update – Impact assessment on HSE’s consultation to simplify and clarify the reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences (RIDDOR) is now available.
Consultation on proposals to exempt self-employed workers from health and safety law: Impact assessment
May 2013 update – Impact assessment for this consultation is now available.