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£160,000 fine for aircraft company after workers fell from the tail of a plane

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

An aircraft engineering company has been fined after two men fell about 15 feet while they were carrying out checks at the tail of an aeroplane.

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HSL: Excelling in Health and Safety Culture and Leadership: The Way Forward – London, 29 Mar 2017

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Drawing on HSL’s expertise as psychologists and human factors experts, this event will help you develop your understanding of these competencies. Coupled with an understanding of what excellent health and safety culture looks like, this event will help you in driving a consistent approach to health and safety leadership within your business.

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HSL: DSEAR Compliance for Managers and Supervisors – Buxton, 28 Mar 2017

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

This course explains the duties that DSEAR places on employers and the actions needed to comply with them. It focuses particularly on the assessment of risks and the application of controls to both minimise and mitigate those risks.

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£600,000 fine for Council contractor after major burns to employer

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Gloucester Crown Court heard the 61-year-old man was working at the site on Eastgate Street on 29 May 2015. While trying to replace the traffic light pole he came into contact with a live underground cable which immediately gave him the electric shock …

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HSL: COMAH Onshore Major Hazards: New knowledge on flammable hazards – Buxton, 29 Mar 2017

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

This course deals with important flammable risks at Major Hazards sites for which new knowledge or guidance has become available recently. It complements the general course ‘COMAH onshore major hazards: predictive aspects of COMAH’.

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HSL: HSE Inspectors’ Guide to Improvement and Prohibition Notices – Buxton, 28 Mar 2017

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

This workshop will be delivered by a senior HSE inspector with more than 25 years of experience and is a rare opportunity to understand your regulator by seeing the world through an inspector’s eyes. You will learn why, when and how HSE takes formal enforcement action, how to influence formal HSE decisions and how to respond […]

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BHSEA: SHAD Event – Fire Prevention in Construction – West Midlands, 4 Apr 2017

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Meeting of the Birmingham Health, Safety and Environment Association (BHSEA), will begin at 08.15 and run until 11.00. The speakers for the session are Ed Fryer from HSE; Robin Parkes from WMFS; Steve Lewis & Richard Huntley from Mace Group and Rob Wakes from Spectrum Fire Protection.

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BHSEA Meeting: CDM: Is It Doing the Job? – West Midlands, 13 Mar 2017

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Afternoon meeting of the Birmingham Health, Safety and Environment Association (BHSEA), beginning at 13.30. Main presentation from Tony Mitchell, HM Principal Inspector of Health and Safety titled ‘CDM: Is it Doing the Job?’, followed by two further presentations.

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HSL: Site and Transport Safety – Birmingham, 22 Mar 2017

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

This course will help you understand the legal requirements of both road traffic law and workplace safety law, how and why things go wrong, and how you can take practicable steps to reduce risk in your business.

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HSL: Upper Limb Disorders Risk Assessment of Repetitive Tasks – Buxton, 22 Mar 2017

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

This course will equip you with the knowledge to use the ART tool to help recognise, assess, and reduce upper limb disorder risks in your organisation. It will benefit those already involved in workplace MSD risk management (e.g. manual handling risk assessments) who wish to expand their knowledge on the topic of upper limb disorders.

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HSL: Manual Handling for Assessors – Buxton, 21 Mar 2017

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

This course will equip you with the knowledge to help recognise, assess and reduce manual handling risks in your organisation.

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HSL: Practical Management of Local Exhaust Ventilation Controls – BOHS Approved – Buxton, 21 Mar 2017

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The course will demonstrate how to successfully manage LEV systems in order to get effective, efficient, and reliable control of contaminants at least cost.

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HSL: Hazardous Area Classification – Buxton, 23 Mar 2017

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

This course is designed to provide delegates with the knowledge to carry out straightforward hazardous area classification in accordance with commonly used standards or to act as an intelligent customer when contracting others to deliver this role.

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HSL: Taming Tigers: Safety Excellence in Engineering – in partnership with The University of Manchester, Buxton, 30-31 Mar 2017

Monday, March 6, 2017

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RR1088 – Multi-site delivery issues for heavy goods vehicles

Monday, March 6, 2017

The purpose of this scoping study was to establish whether there were specific safety issues relating to multi-site deliveries, and how widespread these were within the UK road haulage industry. This study builds on previous work carried out on load securing of goods transported by road.

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£300k fine for concrete firm after employee has leg amputated

Monday, March 6, 2017

A producer of concrete blocks has been fined £300,000 after an employee had to have a leg amputated.

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RR1099 – Review of consequence model evaluation protocols for major hazards under the EU SAPHEDRA platform

Monday, March 6, 2017

This report describes work done within the ‘SAPHEDRA’ collaborative EU platform for evaluation of consequence models. The work described here is a review of existing model evaluation protocols with recommendations for the structure and content of a new evaluation method that can be broadly applied to models used in risk assessment studies for hazardous materials.

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Sole trader receives suspended sentenced after scaffold collapse

Monday, March 6, 2017

A Wigan scaffolder has been sentenced after scaffolding collapsed at a retail site in Loggerheads.

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RR1100 – Evaluation of the DRIFT gas dispersion model version 3.6.4

Monday, March 6, 2017

This report describes the evaluation of DRIFT version 3.6.4 in accordance with a Model Evaluation Protocol originally developed for the evaluation of liquefied natural gas (LNG) vapour dispersion models.

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HSE issues MOD with Crown Censure over driver death

Friday, March 3, 2017

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has been issued with a Crown Censure by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after an agency driver, working for the MoD, was fatally injured by a reversing vehicle.

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