HSE RSS feeds » Guidance http://news.hse.gov.uk News and updates about health and safety from the Health and Safety Executive Thu, 06 Jul 2017 12:49:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2 Safety bulletin – Ergonomic Issues of DP Vessel Controls http://www.hse.gov.uk/safetybulletins/dp-vessel-controls.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/safetybulletins/dp-vessel-controls.htm#comments Mon, 19 Dec 2016 13:58:19 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52606 A semisubmersible DP drilling rig lost control of position for several minutes.  During this time it was obliged to shear the drill pipe and disengage the lower marine riser package, LMRP. Operators of dynamically positioned vessels and offshore installations should review the ergonomic aspects of their control system.

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Safety bulletin – Offshore Crane Safety Systems http://www.hse.gov.uk/safetybulletins/crane-safety-systems.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/safetybulletins/crane-safety-systems.htm#comments Fri, 18 Nov 2016 11:02:52 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52480 This Alert is to remind duty holders of the requirement to have measures in place to verify the correct operation and the correct settings of all safety systems and limits on offshore cranes.

 

 

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L23 – Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 – Guidance on Regulations (fourth edition) http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/l23.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/l23.htm#comments Thu, 08 Sep 2016 09:11:54 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52233 The publication has been restructured into four parts, with the regulations and brief guidance in Part 1 and more detailed guidance to help carry out risk assessments and control risks in Parts 2-4. It explains how to avoid, assess and reduce the risk of injury from manual handling.

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Gas Safety Week 19-25 September 2016 http://www.hse.gov.uk/gas/domestic/gas-safety-week.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/gas/domestic/gas-safety-week.htm#comments Thu, 11 Aug 2016 15:46:04 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52156 Gas Safety Week aims to raise awareness of gas safety and reminds us to have our gas appliances safety checked annually by a qualified Gas Safe registered engineer.

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HSG246 – Safety in the storage and handling of steel and other metal stock (Second edition) http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/hsg246.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/hsg246.htm#comments Wed, 10 Aug 2016 10:02:07 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52127 This revised guidance is aimed at directors, owners, managers and supervisors and pays particular attention to the most common hazards, including (un)loading of delivery vehicles, storage systems, workplace transport, mechanical lifting and injuries from sharp edges.

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Suspended ceiling inspection http://news.hse.gov.uk/2016/07/27/suspended-ceiling-inspection/ http://news.hse.gov.uk/2016/07/27/suspended-ceiling-inspection/#comments Wed, 27 Jul 2016 13:29:51 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52087 1 September marks the deadline by which theatre owners should have had their suspended plaster ceilings inspected by a specialist to ensure that they are safe. New guidance about this which was co-written with HSE following the collapse of the Apollo Theatre ceiling in 2013, can be found on the ABTT website at http://www.abtt.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/ABTT-Guidance-Note-20-19May2015.pdf

If you have not managed to get your ceiling inspected within this period you are advised to contact your licensing authority (normally the appropriate Local Authority) to discuss how you can demonstrate that the ceiling is safe for an audience to sit beneath.

The hazards from suspended plaster ceilings are not limited to theatres or places of entertainment but will be present in any building with this type of construction. Those responsible for premises with suspended plaster ceilings are strongly advised to read the ABTT guidance referred to above.

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L65 – Prevention of fire and explosion, and emergency response on offshore installations: Approved Code of Practice and guidance (Third edition) http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/l65.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/l65.htm#comments Mon, 11 Apr 2016 14:40:42 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=51372 This Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) and associated guidance provides practical advice on how you can comply with the requirements of the regulations. It provides guidance to those who own, operate or work on offshore installations and looks at how to prevent fires and explosions as well as how to protect people should they occur.

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L123 – Health care and first aid on offshore installations and pipeline works: Approved Code of Practice and guidance (Third edition) http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/l123.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/l123.htm#comments Mon, 11 Apr 2016 14:30:30 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=51374 This Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) and associated guidance provides practical advice on how you can comply with the requirements of the regulations. The ACOP covers the provision of adequate first aid and basic health care for all personnel, including visitors, who are injured or become ill while on offshore installations.

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MS38 – Offshore first-aid qualifications: A guide for training organisations approved under the Offshore Installations and Pipeline Works (First-Aid) Regulations 1989 http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/MS38.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/MS38.htm#comments Mon, 11 Apr 2016 14:10:53 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=51376 This guidance explains how to gain and maintain approval to run offshore first-aid (OFA) courses and will help new and existing training providers develop and maintain appropriate standards of OFA training. The guidance has been revised to reflect changes to the ACOP.

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MS39 – Offshore medic qualifications: A guide for training organisations approved under the Offshore Installations and Pipeline Works (First-Aid) Regulations 1989 http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/MS39.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/MS39.htm#comments Mon, 11 Apr 2016 14:00:45 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=51378 This guidance explains how to gain and maintain approval to run offshore medic courses and will help new and existing training providers develop and maintain appropriate standards of offshore medic training. The guidance has been revised to reflect changes to the ACOP.

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Safety notice – Use of barrier glands in potentially explosive atmospheres to meet IEC 60079-14:2013 (edition 5) http://www.hse.gov.uk/safetybulletins/use-of-barrier-glands.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/safetybulletins/use-of-barrier-glands.htm#comments Tue, 02 Feb 2016 12:30:05 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=50849 The current International Standard allows the use of a ‘standard’ Ex certified flameproof gland as opposed to a Ex certified ‘barrier gland’ without the requirement to apply the previous flowchart used in the British Standard. There is evidence this approach creates a fire and explosion risk. This notice provides information on what action to take.

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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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L154 – The Offshore Installations (Offshore Safety Directive) (Safety Case etc) Regulations 2015: Guidance on Regulations http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/l154.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/l154.htm#comments Tue, 19 Jan 2016 10:15:28 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=48867 This guidance is for anyone who has duties under the Offshore Installations (Offshore Safety Directive) (Safety Case etc) Regulations 2015 (SCR 2015), for example licensees, production installation operators, non-production installation owners and well operators. It provides advice and explains the regulatory requirements to those who may be affected by SCR 2015.

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Plastics industry – updated information sheets http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/plasindx.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/plasindx.htm#comments Wed, 23 Dec 2015 15:00:13 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=50548 The plastics processing series of HSE information sheets have been revised and updated. They give advice on safe use of machinery, reducing hand knife injuries and controlling fume during plastics processing.

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HSG263 – Involving your workforce in health and safety: Guidance for all workplaces http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/hsg263.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/hsg263.htm#comments Fri, 18 Dec 2015 16:45:50 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=50458 This guide is mainly aimed at medium to large employers. It will help them in their legal duty to consult and involve their employees on health and safety matters. This version has been updated to clarify examples of how to comply with the Regulations and to update links and references to other guidance.

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PM38 – Selection and use of electric handlamps http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/guidance/pm38.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/guidance/pm38.htm#comments Fri, 18 Dec 2015 16:00:05 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=50463 This free guidance note is suitable for people working in a wide range of industries. It provides guidance on the selection of electric handlamps for different tasks and situations, and advice on how to use them safely. This edition updates references to further guidance.

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L25 – Personal protective equipment at work: Guidance on Regulations (Third edition) http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/l25.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/l25.htm#comments Wed, 16 Dec 2015 15:40:13 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=50402 This guidance is primarily for employers and relevant self-employed persons but may also be useful for employees and those selecting PPE. The guidance has been updated since the last edition.

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CAIS26 – Preventing exposure to carbon monoxide in commercial kitchens http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/cais26.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/cais26.htm#comments Fri, 04 Dec 2015 17:15:47 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=50296 The guidance is aimed specifically at employers who use solid fuel appliances such as tandoori ovens, charcoal grills and wood-fired pizza ovens in commercial kitchens.

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New construction guidance to stop workers dying each week from occupational disease http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/new-construction-guidance-to-stop-workers-dying-each-week-from-occupational-disease/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/new-construction-guidance-to-stop-workers-dying-each-week-from-occupational-disease/#comments Fri, 20 Nov 2015 12:00:41 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/new-construction-guidance-to-stop-workers-dying-each-week-from-occupational-disease/7696 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2015/11/20/new-construction-guidance-to-stop-workers-dying-each-week-from-occupational-disease/feed/ 0