HSE RSS feeds » Engineering bulletin http://news.hse.gov.uk News and updates about health and safety from the Health and Safety Executive Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:27:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2 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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Safety alert – ‘Norfolk Range’ large wheeled dry powder fire extinguishers manufactured before 2009 http://www.hse.gov.uk/safetybulletins/norfolk-large-wheeled-dry-powder-fire-extinguishers.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/safetybulletins/norfolk-large-wheeled-dry-powder-fire-extinguishers.htm#comments Thu, 13 Aug 2015 10:00:41 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=49094 Norfolk Range large dry powder fire extinguishers, manufactured before 2009 by UK Fire International Ltd, may be affected by moisture ingress at a threaded joint at the base of the unit, rendering the unit inoperable.

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Safety notice: Earth Moving Machinery – changes to visibility requirements http://www.hse.gov.uk/safetybulletins/earth-moving-machinery.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/safetybulletins/earth-moving-machinery.htm#comments Wed, 20 May 2015 07:00:21 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=48262 There have been an unacceptable number of accidents related to visibility. Manufacturers and importers of Earth Moving Machinery should review the conformity assessment of their product ranges in respect of visibility from the operator’s position to ensure continued compliance.

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