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Category: Guidance

Farmers encouraged to attend Elgin safety event after thumbs up

Friday, November 4, 2011

Farmers are being encouraged to attend a free training event in Elgin on Tuesday, 8 November to get to grips with health and safety in one of Britain’s most dangerous industries.

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BBC Countryfile presenter hosts farm safety event

Friday, November 4, 2011

Farmer and BBC Countryfile presenter Adam Henson, has helped to get important safety messages out to farmers in the Gloucestershire area by hosting a free training event at Cotswold Farm Park on Tuesday 1 November.

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Safety notice – Mobile crushing plant

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

There is potential, on some mobile crushers, for unintended movement of a machine track if an earth/ground fault occurs because of damage to the outer sheath and insulation of the electrical cable that controls the proportional control valve for the track.

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INDG436 – Safe management of industrial steam and hot water boilers

Friday, October 28, 2011

This leaflet provides basic advice on the risks and regulatory requirements for the operation of steam boilers. It sets out the general principles of boiler safety for people with limited technical knowledge of boilers, such as owners, managers and supervisors, who do not have access to industry guidance.

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Organising fireworks displays – straightforward guidance

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Firework displays should be enjoyable and spectacular occasions – but they obviously need some responsible planning. The good news is that there is straightforward guidance to help you.

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Explosives website rebranded

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

HSE has rebranded and re-launched the explosives website which now targets people with duties under legislation, such as the manufacture and storage of explosives, and classification for transport.  It also contains useful guidance for regulators who enforce explosives legislation.

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Electricity at work FAQs – maintaining it safely

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

How often should I test my equipment? Electrical equipment should be visually checked to spot early signs of damage or deterioration and thoroughly tested by a competent person often enough that there is little chance the equipment will become dangerous between tests.

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Managing contractors: A guide for employers (HSG159)

Friday, October 14, 2011

Managing contractors is a guide for small to medium-sized companies in the chemical industry, but it will also be of use to other industries and larger companies. This second edition brings guidance and references up to date.

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HSE consultation on the revision of HS(G) 195, ‘A guide to health, safety and welfare at music and similar events’

Friday, October 14, 2011

HSE has been working closely with Local Authorities and members of the events industry to revise the HS(G) 195 guidance, ‘A guide to health, safety & welfare at music and similar events’. Please submit comments by Friday, 11 November 2011.

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Safety Notice – Supply of flail-type cutting attachments on portable hand-held brush cutters

Friday, September 30, 2011

Non-standard metal brush cutting accessories fitted to petrol driven brush cutters can fail catastrophically in-service. There is a risk of death or serious injury to operators and others in vicinity from ejected metal components. Suppliers of such equipment should immediately discontinue supply of flail-type cutting attachments for portable hand-held brush cutters.

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Managing COSHH – offshore Painting by brush/roller (OCE2)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Describing good practice for mixing and spraying solvent-based paint (but does not apply to water-based paint). Covers the key points you need to follow to help reduce exposure to an acceptable level, as part of your COSHH assessment.

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Safety alert – Preventing inrushes at underground mines

Friday, September 23, 2011

The purpose of this safety alert is to remind owners and managers of producing mines of the precautions to be taken against inrushes and request owners confirm that appropriate measures to protect against inrush are in place at their mines.

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HSE issues gas detector safety alert

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

This alert is to warn workers using a Status Mentor PGD2 gas detector that some of them may be giving false readings due to software configuration. None of these gas detector should be used until its software and configuration has been verified.

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Health and social care services – What to do if you receive a sharps injury

Friday, August 12, 2011

A sharps injury is an incident which causes a needle or sharp instrument, such as a scalpel (collectively referred to as ‘sharps’), to penetrate the skin. This is sometimes called a percutaneous injury. If the sharp is contaminated with blood or other body fluid, there is a potential for transmission of infection.

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Health and Safety Newsletter – Now available at a screen near you…

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Yes, the long-established Health & Safety Newsletter has had a make-over. The printed version has been replaced with a jam-packed e-version which opens the door to a whole world of information. All the latest HSE news, case studies, court stories, and guidance is now available to everyone free of charge – and it’s all just […]

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Construction: Protecting the public – What you need to do

Monday, August 8, 2011

The law says you must conduct your business without putting members of the public at risk. This includes the public and other workers who may be affected by your work.

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Asbestos essentials (A12) – Asbestos cement roofing and cladding

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

This information will help employers and the self-employed to comply with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006. It describes good practice when you need to clean asbestos cement (AC) cladding and roofing, either to improve its appearance or to prepare it for a surface coating.

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OSHCR – Consultants apply to register

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

If you are a consultant and wish to join the register, you should check that you meet the eligibility criteria before applying. Please also check the terms and conditions.

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Small building firm? – What you need to do

Monday, July 25, 2011

The law requires smaller builders to: Manage hazards and risk, inform and train your workforce, co-operate with the client or home occupier.

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Health and safety made simple – The basics for your business

Friday, July 22, 2011

If you think health and safety has to be complicated – it doesn’t. This site will make it easier for you to comply with the law and manage health and safety in your business.

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