This notice is to remind duty holders of the requirement to identify and assess sources of risk for legionella bacteria in hot and cold water systems, and take steps to prevent or control the risk by putting adequate controls in place and maintain and monitor those controls to ensure effectiveness.
Safety Notice – Assessment of the adequacy of venting arrangements for cargo oil tanks on FPSO and FSU installations
This safety notice highlights the need to ensure suitable and sufficient assessment of the adequacy of venting arrangements for cargo oil tanks on FPSO and FSU installations.
Safety Notice – Rollover risk associated with the use of road vehicles in off-road applications in quarries
The use of any vehicle at a quarry will generally involve a risk of the vehicle overturning. Quarry edge protection should be designed to overturn a vehicle in order to arrest its progress if all other systems have failed.
In March 2010 a man lost a part of his leg when a beverage gas cylinder that he had just finished filling spontaneously exploded into four parts. This was the first fill of the cylinder after it had passed its periodic examination at an approved Inspection Body.
This notice provides updated guidance on the provision of accommodation on offshore installations,
The Control of Artificial Optical Radiation at Work Regulations came into force on 27 April 2010 and aim to protect
The Notification of Conventional Tower Cranes Regulations 2010 (the ‘Regulations’) come into force on 6 April 2010.
This alert is issued following the failure of a spring return pipeline emergency shut down valve (ESDV).
New regulations come into force today (6 April) requiring HSE to be notified of conventional tower cranes installed on construction sites.
This alert is issued following the failure of a spring return pipeline emergency shut down valve (ESDV). The failure left the primary platform isolation device inoperable with the valve failed in the open position.
Safety Notice – The back-loading and carriage of hazardous oil contaminated bulk cargo on offshore supply vessels
This Notice is concerned with the back-loading and carriage of hazardous ‘oil contaminated cargo’, otherwise known as ‘slops’ or ‘wet bulk waste’, on offshore supply vessels (OSV).
Portable, hand-held, combustion engine driven brush cutters are commonly used for cutting weeds, brush and similar vegetation, and are frequently utilised in ground-clearance operations
Workers are being warned not to operate telehandlers if the right-hand side window is missing or broken, following a fatal incident.
Following a recent fatal accident in Scotland HSE is warning all users of telescopic variable reach trucks, commonly known as telehandlers, of the danger of not replacing broken windows on these machines.
Our eLearning tool, STEP (Slips and Trips eLearning Package) is designed to help you assess and manage slip and trip hazards in the workplace.
All sectors of industry are being urged to play their part in sharing information to prevent accidents.
Concerns short-bed scissor lifts manufactured by Texo (may also be badged as Hofmann) – follows a catastrophic failure of a 10 year old machine.
An incident involving the death of a child has highlighted the need to identify hazards in relation to gate design to ensure risks are managed and controlled.
Six people have been killed in five years due to being struck by falling stone slabs during storage and handling operations.
Unsafe loads on vehicles injure more than 1,200 people a year and cost UK businesses millions of pounds in damaged goods.