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Category: Guidance

Safeguarding cutting machines in printing

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

This guidance describes commonly accepted and practicable safeguards for the significant hazards on some cutting machines prior to the requirements of European Standard BS EN 1010 Safety of machinery.

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Safeguarding bookbinding machines in printing

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

This guidance describes commonly accepted and practicable safeguards for the significant hazards on some bookbinding machines that were manufactured or refurbished before the publication of European Standard BS EN 1010-4:2000 Safety of machinery.

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Safeguarding paper converting and finishing machines in printing

Monday, January 5, 2015

This guidance describes accepted and practicable safeguards for the hazards on some paper converting and finishing machines used in printing industry, manufactured or refurbished before the publication of European Standard BS EN 1010-4:2000 Safety of machinery.

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Updated diving ACOPs published

Monday, December 8, 2014

A revised set of ACOPs for the diving industry has been launched, providing practical advice on how to comply with the Diving at Work Regulations 1997. Each ACOP has been updated to provide greater clarity, reflect changes in technology and industry practice, remove inconsistencies and to replace references that have become outdated.

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Safety notice – Change in classification for detonation cord

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Withdrawal of the (UN 0349) 1.4S classification for DynaEnergetics HMX 165 Octocord from the list of classified explosives and fireworks. HSE carried out compliance checks on this product, as part of its role as the Competent Authority for the classification of non-military explosives. Tests showed the hazards associated with this item were incorrectly identified and that it […]

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Health & Safety Newsletter: Autumn edition available – subscribe for free

Friday, November 14, 2014

Inside: Beware asbestos – HSE launches new campaign to tackle the biggest workplace killer and Myth Busters Panel has a beef with burger van man… plus other myths, and much more. Subscribe today and receive free notifications when new Newsletter editions are published.

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Safety alert – Tower crane slew brakes

Friday, October 31, 2014

HSE investigations into the collapse of two tower crane jibs has identified that there were problems with adequate maintenance of the slew brake release mechanisms. This alert is to advise owners and users of steps to be taken to ensure that tower crane slew brake release mechanisms are maintained in efficient working order.

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Safety alert – Hydraulic injection injury

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The purpose of this safety alert is to raise awareness of the risks from hydraulic injection injury, after a maintenance fitter died from hydraulic injection injury sustained whilst tensioning the track of a piling rig.

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HSE urges school leaders not to wrap kids in cotton wool

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

As the new school year begins, HSE is reminding school leaders to strike the right balance in their approach to health and safety risks.

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Safety notice – Preventing entrapment in plastics rotational moulding ovens

Monday, July 28, 2014

This safety notice is about the risks of entrapment where there is whole body access into rotational moulding ovens during maintenance or other machine interventions.

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Safety notice – Storage tank external floating roof

Monday, July 7, 2014

This safety notice stresses the importance of maintaining the integrity of the roof, including maintaining the buoyancy of the structure.

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Manual handling assessment charts (the MAC tool) – INDG383

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

This recently revised leaflet includes the Manual Handling Assessment Charts (MAC). MAC is a tool developed to help users identify high-risk workplace manual handling activities.  

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Launch of revised guidance – Health and safety in care homes – HSG220

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

This guidance is intended to help those providing and managing care homes – to give them a better understanding of the real risks and how to manage them effectively. It has been extensively rewritten, with a number of new topics, and brings together key messages on risks to both workers and residents.

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Safety alert – Devices used to reduce operator entrapment and crushing on mobile elevating work platforms

Friday, May 30, 2014

This alert advises that covers/shrouds on machine controls do not protect against entrapment of operators between the machine and nearby obstructions.

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Legionnaires’ disease: Part 2 – Hot and cold water systems

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The final section of HSE’s Legionella technical guidance (HSG274: Part 2 – Hot and cold water systems) was published on 8 April 2014. Each section is now available to download.

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Ports and docks website and guidance update

Monday, April 7, 2014

The ports and docks website has been updated to include the following resources: Safety in docks ACOP (L148), Freight container approval – Arrangements in Great Britain (the Green Guide) and Freight container examination schemes or programmes – Conditions for approval (the Yellow Guide).

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Safety notice – Liquid metal embrittlement by mercury in the refining and allied process industries

Friday, February 28, 2014

HSE is aware of a number of recent failures of primary containment, caused by Liquid Metal Embrittlement (LME) by mercury. This safety notice describes the potential integrity hazards relating to the presence of mercury in crude oil, the refining process and some downstream industries.

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Revealed: The unnecessary safety measures wasting business’ time and money

Thursday, February 27, 2014

A new survey has revealed the lengths some small firms mistakenly go to trying to comply with health and safety. One business completed a risk assessment for using a tape measure and another introduced written guidelines for walking up stairs.

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HSE Safety Alert – Preventing catastrophic failure of luffing jib tower cranes in high winds

Friday, February 21, 2014

Following the recent collapse of three luffing jib tower cranes in high winds, HSE is making this information available to tower crane users as supplementary guidance to that contained in BS7121 Part 5:2006, Code of practice for safe use of cranes -Tower cranes. This information is issued without prejudice to any ongoing investigations. HSE is […]

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HSG276 – Isocyanate paint spraying: Safely managing spray booths and rooms

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

This guidance is aimed at vehicle bodyshop owners, managers and supervisors, their employees (particularly paint sprayers) and suppliers. It will also be useful to industries other than motor vehicle repair where there is spraying of isocyanate-containing paints and lacquers. This replaces the previous HSE publication Controlling isocyanate exposure in spray booths and spray rooms (WEB36).

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