HSE RSS feeds » Health and safety http://news.hse.gov.uk News and updates about health and safety from the Health and Safety Executive Thu, 16 Mar 2017 15:17:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2 £160,000 fine for aircraft company after workers fell from the tail of a plane http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/160000-fine-for-aircraft-company-after-workers-fell-from-the-tail-of-a-plane/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/160000-fine-for-aircraft-company-after-workers-fell-from-the-tail-of-a-plane/#comments Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:59:32 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/160000-fine-for-aircraft-company-after-workers-fell-from-the-tail-of-a-plane/10557 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2017/03/15/160000-fine-for-aircraft-company-after-workers-fell-from-the-tail-of-a-plane/feed/ 0 HSL: Excelling in Health and Safety Culture and Leadership: The Way Forward – London, 29 Mar 2017 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/excelling-in-health-and-safety-culture-and-leadership-the-way-forward http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/excelling-in-health-and-safety-culture-and-leadership-the-way-forward#comments Wed, 08 Mar 2017 16:20:51 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52876 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 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/dsear-compliance-for-managers-and-supervisors http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/dsear-compliance-for-managers-and-supervisors#comments Wed, 08 Mar 2017 16:08:28 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52874 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 http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/600000-fine-for-council-contractor-after-major-burns-to-employer/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/600000-fine-for-council-contractor-after-major-burns-to-employer/#comments Wed, 08 Mar 2017 15:38:32 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/600000-fine-for-council-contractor-after-major-burns-to-employer/10517 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2017/03/08/600000-fine-for-council-contractor-after-major-burns-to-employer/feed/ 0 HSL: COMAH Onshore Major Hazards: New knowledge on flammable hazards – Buxton, 29 Mar 2017 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/comah-onshore-major-hazards-new-knowledge-on-flammable-hazards http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/comah-onshore-major-hazards-new-knowledge-on-flammable-hazards#comments Wed, 08 Mar 2017 11:52:17 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52868 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 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/hse-inspectors%E2%80%99-guide-to-improvement-and-prohibition-notices http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/hse-inspectors%E2%80%99-guide-to-improvement-and-prohibition-notices#comments Wed, 08 Mar 2017 11:47:22 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52866 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 to receipt of a notice.

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BHSEA: SHAD Event – Fire Prevention in Construction – West Midlands, 4 Apr 2017 http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/bhsea-event.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/bhsea-event.htm#comments Tue, 07 Mar 2017 15:43:19 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52933 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 http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/bhsea.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/bhsea.htm#comments Tue, 07 Mar 2017 15:27:17 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52931 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 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/site-and-transport-safety---birmingham http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/site-and-transport-safety---birmingham#comments Tue, 07 Mar 2017 13:28:15 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52921 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 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/upper-limb-disorders-risk-assessment-of-repetitive-tasks http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/upper-limb-disorders-risk-assessment-of-repetitive-tasks#comments Tue, 07 Mar 2017 10:47:41 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52835 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 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/manual-handling-for-assessors http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/manual-handling-for-assessors#comments Tue, 07 Mar 2017 10:41:07 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52832 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 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/lev---practical-management-of-local-exhaust-ventilation-controls---bohs-approved http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/lev---practical-management-of-local-exhaust-ventilation-controls---bohs-approved#comments Tue, 07 Mar 2017 10:22:26 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52830 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 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/hazardous-area-classification http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/hazardous-area-classification#comments Tue, 07 Mar 2017 10:05:34 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52851 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 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-seminars/taming-tigers-safety-excellence-in-engineering---in-partnership-with-the-university-of-manchester http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-seminars/taming-tigers-safety-excellence-in-engineering---in-partnership-with-the-university-of-manchester#comments Mon, 06 Mar 2017 16:25:25 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52878 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-seminars/taming-tigers-safety-excellence-in-engineering---in-partnership-with-the-university-of-manchester/feed/ 0 RR1088 – Multi-site delivery issues for heavy goods vehicles http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1088.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1088.htm#comments Mon, 06 Mar 2017 15:54:21 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52918 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 http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/300k-fine-for-concrete-firm-after-employee-has-leg-amputated/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/300k-fine-for-concrete-firm-after-employee-has-leg-amputated/#comments Mon, 06 Mar 2017 14:53:15 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/300k-fine-for-concrete-firm-after-employee-has-leg-amputated/10532 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2017/03/06/300k-fine-for-concrete-firm-after-employee-has-leg-amputated/feed/ 0 RR1099 – Review of consequence model evaluation protocols for major hazards under the EU SAPHEDRA platform http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1099.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1099.htm#comments Mon, 06 Mar 2017 14:41:55 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52915 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 http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/sole-trader-receives-suspended-sentenced-after-scaffold-collapse/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/sole-trader-receives-suspended-sentenced-after-scaffold-collapse/#comments Mon, 06 Mar 2017 14:23:58 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/sole-trader-receives-suspended-sentenced-after-scaffold-collapse/10527 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2017/03/06/sole-trader-receives-suspended-sentenced-after-scaffold-collapse/feed/ 0 RR1100 – Evaluation of the DRIFT gas dispersion model version 3.6.4 http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1100.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1100.htm#comments Mon, 06 Mar 2017 11:01:58 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52913 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 http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/hse-issues-mod-with-crown-censure-over-driver-death/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/hse-issues-mod-with-crown-censure-over-driver-death/#comments Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:09:51 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/hse-issues-mod-with-crown-censure-over-driver-death/10508 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2017/03/03/hse-issues-mod-with-crown-censure-over-driver-death/feed/ 0