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Category: Entertainment and leisure bulletin

Suspended ceiling inspection

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

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 […]

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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 – 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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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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HSE Safety Alert – Genie Z135/70 Mobile Elevated Work Platform (MEWP)

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

An operator was killed when a Genie Z135/70 mobile elevating work platform became unstable and overturned whilst it was working at or very close to its maximum height. In order to minimise the risks of overturn, the machine safety devices and sensors must be configured as per manufacturer’s settings, as prescribed by the manufacturer in […]

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Safety alert – electrical safety of inflatable blower fans

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Measures required to help maintain the electrical safety and integrity of mains voltage powered fan blowers (imported from China) which could be used in wet conditions for inflating play equipment or advertising inflatables.

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HSE responds to ‘Loch Gairloch canoeing tragedy’ letter in the Daily Mail

Friday, August 31, 2012

Health and Safety Chief Executive responds to Aldhun Levitt’s letter in Daily Mail 30 August 2012 about the Loch Gairloch canoeing tragedy.

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Dr Garry Fawcett MBE vs the Health and Safety Executive – Outcome of Judicial Review Hearing

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Dr Garry Fawcett MBE applied for permission to judicial review 10 “decisions” relating to a HSE Safety Alert regarding the ‘Crazy Frog’ fairground ride.

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Safety notice – Avoiding trapping/crushing injuries to people in the platform of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs)

Friday, July 16, 2010

More people die from falls at work than from any other cause. The use of mobile elevating work platforms/powered access equipment has been a major factor in the reduction in falls accidents.

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