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New Construction (Design and Management) 2015 FAQs

Monday, October 19, 2015

Frequently asked questions covering: Notifications – F10s, Maintenance, Principal Designer (PD), Small builder, Construction Phase Plan (CPP), Self build and Miscellaneous.

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Turban-wearing Sikhs – extension of head protection exemption

Friday, October 2, 2015

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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Fumigation – frequently asked questions

Monday, June 29, 2015

New fumigation web page and FAQs primarily for employers and fumigation technicians (including the self-employed) to help them comply with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH) when carrying out fumigation activities, both traditional pest control and within the laboratory and biosecurity sectors.

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Safety of pinspotter / pinsetter machines in bowling alleys: technical information

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

HSE has publicly made available this technical information concerning the safety of pinspotter/pinsetter machines since February 2008, publishing it as part of the Local Authority Circular LAC 47-20 on the website since June 2009. Now that LAC 47-20 has been withdrawn this web page reproduces that technical information, updated where necessary for safety.

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Safety of pinsetter / pinspotter machines in bowling centres

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Pinspotters or pinsetters are machinery used to automatically set and clear free-standing pins in ten pin bowling centres. Traditionally these machines have had very little guarding and both machine attendants and the public may be at risk of significant or fatal injury because many installations remain unguarded.

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Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games – HSE’s role during Games time

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

HSE will be ready to respond in the event of a work-related incident or emergency affecting the smooth running of the Games.

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Health and Safety Newsletter – Spring issue out now

Friday, May 16, 2014

This edition: How do your health and safety skills measure up? Dangerous industries – working together to find solutions, health and safety myths – telling porkies about the dangers of crackling, plus accident case studies, court cases and much more.

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Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games – Games FAQs

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Public safety, volunteers, workers and athletes – your frequently asked questions about the Games.

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Work equipment and machinery: FAQs – Powered gates

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

A series of FAQs on the risks associated with powered gates including, what you must do if you are an installer or a maintenance contractor, the main safety requirements and what the law says about powered gates, has been produced.

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Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games – HSE’s role during the run-up

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Attention will focus on a number of areas, including the construction of temporary demountable structures (TDS), high hazard sites adjacent to venues and transport routes, legionella risks, and the safe storage and handling of pyrotechnics.

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Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games – HSE’s role in building the venues

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

HSE’s goal throughout was to secure long-term improvements to the health and safety of those involved in all aspects of construction work, including those involved in using and maintaining the structures in the future.

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The use of copper ionisation in legionella control – important information

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

For users and suppliers of water treatment systems that use elemental copper for legionella control, ie copper ionisation systems – important information on the European Commission’s decision regarding the use of copper in legionella control.

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Commonwealth Games 2014

Monday, February 10, 2014

In preparation for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, HSE has set up a Health and Safety Regulators’ Steering Group. In support of this work, a new Commonwealth Games site has been created containing information on HSE’s strategic and enabling approach, enforcement responsibilities, FAQs and events safety guidance.

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Health & Safety Newsletter – latest issue available online

Friday, February 7, 2014

Subscribe today and receive free notifications when new Newsletter editions are published. This edition: major injuries hit an all-time low, the ABC of health and safety, plus ACOPs – updated and simplified.

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Health and safety law poster – reminder to display new version by April 2014

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The new 2009 health and safety law poster replaces the version published in April 1999 and must be displayed from 5 April 2014. As well as a download, the new 2009 leaflet is also available as a pocket card and replaces the leaflet published in 1999.

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Safety Climate Tool speaks your language

Friday, December 6, 2013

HSL’s Safety Climate Tool (SCT) is now available in several languages, including Danish, Finnish, French, German, Norwegian, Polish, Russian and Swedish. Contact us for additional information, a free demonstration or to register your interest in other languages.

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Legionella FAQS – Copper ionisation systems

Friday, October 18, 2013

For users and suppliers of water treatment systems that use elemental copper for legionella control ie copper ionisation systems – it is important to read the updated information relating to the application for essential use derogation.

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HSE unveils changes to reporting requirements

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has formally implemented changes to simplify the mandatory reporting of workplace injuries for businesses.

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Seveso – updated FAQs

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

New FAQs on Seveso III and the new COMAH regulations have been added to the website, plus details of how to contact the Seveso team if you have a question that has not been covered.

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Health & Safety Newsletter – latest edition available online

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Join the thousands of subscribers who have already signed up to receive this free quarterly newsletter. This edition: numbers are falling – latest statistics reveal fall in fatal injuries, horror stories from the farm – tragic examples of what can go wrong, plus more busted myths, court stories, new guidance and much more.

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