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Category: General bulletin

Safety alert – ‘Norfolk Range’ large wheeled dry powder fire extinguishers manufactured before 2009

Thursday, August 13, 2015

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 alert: Extendable scaffolding loading bay gate – use of cable ties to secure loose mesh and unsafe means of operation

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A number of manufacturers/suppliers are marketing an extendable scaffold loading bay gate that does not satisfy legal requirements when in some configurations. When extended the loading bay gate, which forms part of the edge protection on a scaffold, is not robust enough to fulfil this function and is therefore not suitable.

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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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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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Safety notice – Risk of carbon monoxide release during the storage of wood pellets

Monday, November 5, 2012

The HSE is issuing this notice to those who use, install, maintain or distribute wood pellet boilers or manufacture/store/distribute wood pellets. Since 2002 there have been at least nine fatalities in Europe caused by carbon monoxide poisoning following entry into wood pellet storage areas.

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Safety notice – Management of the risks from legionella within water systems

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

This safety bulletin draws attention to key aspects of the proper management of the risks from legionella in water systems other than cooling towers and evaporative condensers.

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Safety notice – Management of the risks from legionella in cooling towers and evaporative condensers

Friday, July 27, 2012

This safety notice draws attention to key aspects of the proper management of the risks from legionella. It is informed by a recently completed review of outbreaks in the UK over the past ten years that shows common failings in control, and a potential risk of further legionella outbreaks, such as that in Edinburgh in […]

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General safety notice – Powered perimeter gates

Friday, January 21, 2011

The purpose of this General Safety Notice is to advise Landlords, Commercial owners or facilities managers what they must do to ensure the safety of people in the vicinity of powered perimeter gates.

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