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Teenage apprentice loses finger while on work experience

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

A construction company has admitted to failing to properly train and supervise work on a dangerous machine after a teenage boy on work experience had a finger amputated while working unsupervised on a log splitter.

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Sentence after historic home butler fatally crushed in lift incident

Monday, February 27, 2017

The operators of one of Britain’s most iconic stately homes have been sentenced after a domestic servant was crushed to death by a lift.

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Oldham building contractor in court over fall from height risk

Friday, February 24, 2017

An Oldham based building firm has been fined for exposing its workers to dangerous work at height.

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HSL: COMAH – Safety Report Requirements with Emphasis on Technical Aspects of COMAH Safety Reports – Buxton, 28-29 Mar 2017

Thursday, February 23, 2017

This course presents a general overview of the requirements of a Control of Major Accident Hazard Regulations (COMAH) Safety Report with emphasis being placed on relevant technical aspects of the safety report.

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HSL: Machinery Series – Machinery Directive – Buxton, 29 Mar 2017

Thursday, February 23, 2017

This course gives delegates a thorough understanding of the Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2009 legislation, as revised, as well as the key current European and International safety standards that support the Regulations. The purpose and content of a declaration of conformity and incorporation are explained along with when to use which.

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HSL: Machinery Risk Assessment Essentials – Buxton, 28 Mar 2017

Thursday, February 23, 2017

This training course gives delegates practical hands-on experience of conducting a machinery risk assessment using structured techniques which demystify the process given in BS EN ISO 12100: 2010.

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HSL: PUWER – Machinery Safety Basics – Buxton, 27 Mar 2017

Thursday, February 23, 2017

This course covers the activities regulated by the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) and provides delegates with a thorough knowledge of this legislation. The course will also give practical advice on how to evaluate the safety of existing machines and how to measure and evaluate noise and vibration risks. This course can […]

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Care worker imprisoned after the death of service user

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Nikki Deaney, a former care worker at Springwood Day Centre, has been sentenced after the death of service user Majid Akhtar.

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London council fined after school injury

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Islington Borough Council has been sentenced after admitting a role in an incident at a London school where a boy was left with serious hand injuries. 

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North Manchester Health, Safety and Advisory Group (NMHSAG) – Bolton, 23 Feb 2017

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Ladders and Steps will be the topic of a presentation given by Martin Brooke  from Bratts Ladders & Chair of the Ladder Association. This will then be followed by a presentation by Susan Moore from NMHSAG on CPD and how to approach it. North Manchester Health, Safety and Advisory Group (NMHSAG) meet bi-monthly and are open to […]

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HSL: RPE Fit Test – Introduction – Buxton, 23 Mar 2017

Monday, February 20, 2017

This is in an introductory course which will provide a good foundation on which to build  practical fit testing skills. To become a competent fit tester will require considerable additional practice and experience.

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HSL: RM³ – Understanding and Using the Risk Management Maturity Model (RM³) – London, 21-22 Mar 2017

Monday, February 20, 2017

HSL is delighted to be collaborating with ORR to deliver training on RM³. HSL’s comprehensive understanding of RM³ and best practice in the field of health & safety risk management across a range of industries, along with our knowledge of regulation puts us in the best position to help you to implement RM³ effectively and […]

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HSL: Human Factors in Accident and Incident Investigations – Buxton, 21-22 Mar 2017

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

This course is designed to give participants an impartial and pragmatic understanding (and experience) of some of the techniques that are available for investigating Human Factors issues.

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HSL: COSHH Training – Practical Assessment and Control – Buxton, 15-16 Mar 2017

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

This two day course gives detailed and practical training on carrying out COSHH assessments and, crucially, putting the assessment into practice to control substances hazardous to health.

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HSL: Asbestos – Managing asbestos in domestic* and non-domestic premises – Buxton, 14 Mar 2017

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

This one-day course gives you the knowledge to manage asbestos in non-domestic premises to the standards required by Regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR 2012). The course information is also applicable to the management of ‘domestic premises’, such as landlords’ duties for rented accommodation.

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HSL: Layers of Protection Analysis: Practical Application and Pitfalls (LOPA) – Buxton, 14-15 Mar 2017

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The Process Safety Leadership Group (PSLG) prepared specific guidance for the applications of LOPA to determine the required safety integrity level (SIL) for overfill protection of highly flammable fuel storage tanks at sites similar to Buncefield. This course will draw on that guidance, its relevance to LOPA assessment in general, and pitfalls identified during the […]

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HSL: Slips and Trips – Falls Prevention – London, 9 Mar 2017

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

This course will help you understand the causes of slips, trips and falls, and highlight successful interventions that offer a great starting point for organisations looking to reduce falls. It is delivered by experts in accident investigation and has a practical focus on understanding the causes of slips, trips and falls

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Steel worker suffers life threatening injuries

Monday, February 13, 2017

A Canvey Island engineering firm was sentenced today for health and safety breaches after a worker suffered life-changing injuries.

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HSL: DSEAR Compliance for Managers and Supervisors – Buxton, 9 Mar 2017

Sunday, February 12, 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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HSL: Biological Monitoring for Chemical Exposures at Work – Buxton, 9 Mar 2017

Sunday, February 12, 2017

This workshop is an overview of biological monitoring and how it can enhance the service that occupational hygiene and health professionals offer.

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