HSE RSS feeds » Cleaning http://news.hse.gov.uk News and updates about health and safety from the Health and Safety Executive Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:12:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2 Free health and safety seminar programme at The Cleaning Show 2017 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2017/02/27/free-health-and-safety-seminar-programme-at-the-cleaning-show-2017/ http://news.hse.gov.uk/2017/02/27/free-health-and-safety-seminar-programme-at-the-cleaning-show-2017/#comments Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:52:32 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52895 The Health and Safety Executive will be running a morning of free seminars at the cleaning show this year to help employers protect their workforce and reduce costs attributed to managing staff absence.

Topics to be covered include:

  • working at height
  • preventing slips and trips
  • occupation respiratory health
  • MSDs
  • vulnerable workers

For more information and to book your place go to The Cleaning Show 2017

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HSL: Improving your Health Related Risk Assessments – HSL Buxton, 29 Sept 2016 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/improving-your-health-related-risk-assessments http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/improving-your-health-related-risk-assessments#comments Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:16:34 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52273 This course is designed to help the general H&S practitioner better understand the ‘invisible’ risks associated with hazardous substances, noise and vibration and aims to provide a more confident approach to these issues.

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Slips and Trips – Falls Prevention – Buxton, 13 September 2016 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/slips-and-trips---falls-prevention- http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/slips-and-trips---falls-prevention-#comments Thu, 11 Aug 2016 09:51:35 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52140 This course will help you understand the causes of slips, trips and falls, and highlight successful interventions that offer a great starting point for organisations looking to reduce falls.

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Musculoskeletal disorders in the cleaning industry http://www.hse.gov.uk/cleaning/backpain.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/cleaning/backpain.htm#comments Thu, 28 Jan 2016 16:30:28 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=50802 New webpage, replacing guidance HSG234, providing information on MSD risks within the cleaning industry.

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Working at height whilst window cleaning http://www.hse.gov.uk/cleaning/topics/window-cleaning.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/cleaning/topics/window-cleaning.htm#comments Thu, 28 Jan 2016 16:20:18 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=50799 Updated webpages provide information for window cleaners who work at height. Guidance replaces information sheets MISC 611, 612 and 613.

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Health and safety at work – Vital statistics 2015 poster http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/statsposter15.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/statsposter15.htm#comments Tue, 01 Dec 2015 08:00:52 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=50268 To tie in with the 2015 health and safety statistics release, this new poster visualises the key elements in an infographic style. Order your copy from HSE Books.

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Firm sentenced after worker dies after inhaling paint stripper http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/firm-sentenced-after-worker-dies-after-inhaling-paint-stripper/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/firm-sentenced-after-worker-dies-after-inhaling-paint-stripper/#comments Fri, 30 Oct 2015 16:45:27 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/firm-sentenced-after-worker-dies-after-inhaling-paint-stripper/7517 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2015/10/30/firm-sentenced-after-worker-dies-after-inhaling-paint-stripper/feed/ 0 HSE releases injury and ill-health statistics 2014/15 http://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/index.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/index.htm#comments Wed, 28 Oct 2015 09:00:53 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=49939 The full statistical report and industry specific data can be found online.

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Turban-wearing Sikhs – extension of head protection exemption http://www.hse.gov.uk/contact/faqs/sikhs-head-protection.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/contact/faqs/sikhs-head-protection.htm#comments Fri, 02 Oct 2015 12:30:30 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=49715 The exemption for turban-wearing Sikhs from the need to wear head protection has been extended from construction sites to all workplaces, with some limited exceptions. The change applies solely to turban-wearing Sikhs and relates to head protection only.

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Preventing dermatitis and dermal exposure – Buxton (HSL), 22 October 2015 http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-preventing-dermatitis-and-dermal-exposure-an-introduction.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-preventing-dermatitis-and-dermal-exposure-an-introduction.htm#comments Mon, 28 Sep 2015 08:45:18 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=49618 Dermatitis and other diseases occur in many industries, and skin can be an important route of entry of chemicals into the rest of the body. This course will show you how to identify and assess the risks, and how to control those risks to prevent harm.

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Cleaning company fined for putting workers lives at risk http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/cleaning-company-fined-for-putting-workers-lives-at-risk/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/cleaning-company-fined-for-putting-workers-lives-at-risk/#comments Tue, 21 Jul 2015 11:30:11 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/cleaning-company-fined-for-putting-workers-lives-at-risk/6863 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2015/07/21/cleaning-company-fined-for-putting-workers-lives-at-risk/feed/ 0 Window cleaning company find for safety breaches http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/window-cleaning-company-find-for-safety-breaches/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/window-cleaning-company-find-for-safety-breaches/#comments Wed, 08 Jul 2015 07:56:26 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/window-cleaning-company-find-for-safety-breaches/6793 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2015/07/08/window-cleaning-company-find-for-safety-breaches/feed/ 0 Pet food firm sentenced for safety failings http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/pet-food-firm-sentenced-for-safety-failings/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/pet-food-firm-sentenced-for-safety-failings/#comments Fri, 12 Jun 2015 14:00:11 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/pet-food-firm-sentenced-for-safety-failings/6622 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2015/06/12/pet-food-firm-sentenced-for-safety-failings/feed/ 0 Sentences after tree-felling incident leaves worker in wheelchair http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/sentences-after-tree-felling-incident-leaves-worker-in-wheelchair/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/sentences-after-tree-felling-incident-leaves-worker-in-wheelchair/#comments Fri, 05 Jun 2015 12:30:36 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/sentences-after-tree-felling-incident-leaves-worker-in-wheelchair/6552 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2015/06/05/sentences-after-tree-felling-incident-leaves-worker-in-wheelchair/feed/ 0 New COSHH essentials e-tool launched http://www.hse.gov.uk/coshh/essentials/index.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/coshh/essentials/index.htm#comments Mon, 01 Jun 2015 14:00:32 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=48387 A new and improved COSHH e-tool has been launched. Enhancements include the incorporation of Hazard (H) statements to comply with CLP Regulations in line with the Global Harmonisation System (GHS) of classification and labelling.

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