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HSL: Machinery Series – Machinery Directive – Buxton, 13 Sept 2017

Tuesday, August 15, 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.

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HSL: Machinery Risk Aseessment Essentials – Buxton, 12 Sept 2017

Tuesday, August 15, 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. This course assumes a basic level of understanding of machinery safety such as that given in the machinery safety basics course that takes place on the previous […]

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HSE: PUWER-Machinery Safety Basics – Buxton, 11 Sept 2017

Tuesday, August 15, 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.

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HSL: Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Risk Management – Buxton, 6 Sept 2017

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

This course, delivered by experienced HSL ergonomists, will provide you with an understanding of DSE risks and approach to risk management and with the documentation to provide your employer with risk assessments.

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HSL: COSHH Training – Practical Assessment and Control – Buxton – 6-7 Sept 2017

Tuesday, August 15, 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, 5 Sept 2017

Tuesday, August 15, 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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New Waste FAQ – When does LOLER apply to waste and recycling equipment?

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

This new FAQ explains how and when LOLER thorough examinations applies to plant and equipment commonly used within the Waste and Recycling Industry.

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Contractor sentenced after householder exposed to asbestos

Monday, August 7, 2017

A Wigan building contractor has appeared in court after exposing a homeowner and her family to asbestos while carrying out a garage conversion.

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Company fined after worker suffers hand injuries

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

A Suffolk based company has been fined after an employee suffered serious injuries when his hand was got caught in a machine at the  at the company’s base in Lakenheath.

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EXTENDED EARLY BIRD OFFER – Workplace Healthy Lungs Summit 2017 – Ends 21 Sept 2017

Friday, July 21, 2017

Lung disease remains a serious problem in the workplace. This Summit will describe what HSE is doing about it, what you can do about it, and what science and evidence can tell us. Early Bird registration up until 21st September 2017 is £350. Standard registration from 22nd September is £425.

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HSL: Taming Tigers: Safety Excellence in Engineering – in partnership with The University of Manchester – 13-14 Sept 2017,

Friday, July 21, 2017

In this master class we aim to outline concepts and principles based on engineering and project management good practice. In addition to the subject matter experts from HSE and The University of Manchester, there will be other high profile speakers: Taf Powell – Managing Partner, Corporate Integrity Partnership; and David Warriner – Head of Primary Components Operations Improvement Programme, Rolls-Royce.

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IOSH National Safety and Health Conference – 14 Sept 2017, Nottingham

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Enhance your knowledge and debate current issues with a panel of inspiring speakers who will look at occupational health challenges. It is aimed specifically at those who work in the public, health and social care, education, environmental and waste management sectors. Keynote speakers include HSE’s Peter Brown, Head of HSE Health and Work Programme.

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NASHiCS – National Health & Safety Conference for Social Care -“The Fair Way to a Safer Way” – 12-13 Sept 2017, Northamptonshire

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Organised by the National Association for Safety and Health in Care Services, speakers for this event include Alan Craddock, Head of Public Services HSE, UNISON, Universities of York, Sheffield the CQC and a range of technical experts.

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60th NWRA Safety Conference and Exhibition – Accident Investigation – 19 Sept 2017, Preston

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

This conference run by North West Regional Association, targets learning from mistakes after an accident and will cover Accident Investigation, Learning lessons the hard way, Electrical safety, Cultural Safety, Human Factors.

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RR1113 – Review of Vapour Cloud Explosion Incidents

Monday, July 17, 2017

Following the Buncefield explosion, a large body of published research has improved scientific understanding of the release event, the flammable cloud formation and the explosion. This report describes work done by HSE with US safety regulators to consolidate previous research and to incorporate recently published analysis into a single, systematic review of historical incidents.

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HSL: The Way Forward – Excelling in Health and Safety Culture and Leadership – Buxton, 19 July 2017

Thursday, July 6, 2017

HSL have undertaken research in the field of health and safety leadership, which identifies it as requiring a distinct set of competencies. 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 […]

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HSL: Site and Transport Safety – Buxton, 5 July 2017

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Vehicle movements and loading and unloading vehicles can be some of the most dangerous activities carried out on a worksite. 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 […]

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HSL: Site and Transport Safety – Birmingham, 12 July 2017

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Vehicle movements and loading and unloading vehicles can be some of the most dangerous activities carried out on a worksite. 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 […]

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RR1089 – Leadership and Worker Engagement in the Ports Industry

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

HSE’s 2014 Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) on Safety in Docks (L148) was developed through close consultation with employer and employee representatives. This qualitative study explored how leadership and worker engagement practices were implemented in GB ports.

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North Manchester Health, Safety and Advisory Group (NMHSAG) Conference – Harrogate, 22 June 2017

Friday, June 16, 2017

The conference will take place at The Organisational Learning Centre Bolton, Old Police Station, 66 Castle Street, Bolton, BL2 1AE. Places are in demand and so please only place a nomination if you are able to attend for the FULL DAY of the Conference.

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