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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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HSL: Practical Management of Local Exhaust Ventilation Controls – BOHS Approved – Buxton, 28 Sept 2017

Friday, June 16, 2017

Local exhaust ventilation is a commonly used method of controlling workers’ exposure to airborne contaminants. However, LEV is not always as effective as it could be and all too often fails to protect workers’ health. The reasons for LEV failure are varied, ranging from a failure at the design stage to poor maintenance and testing […]

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HSL: Human Factors in Accident and Incident Investigations

Friday, June 16, 2017

For those wishing to improve human performance, personal safety, management systems and loss control, effective investigation of the Human Factors within accidents and incidents is an essential part of achieving this aim. This course is designed to give participants an impartial and pragmatic understanding (and experience) of some of the techniques that are available for […]

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HSL: COMAH Onshore Major Hazards: Predictive Aspects of COMAH – Buxton, 26-27 Sept 2017

Friday, June 16, 2017

This course is intended for risk assessment specialists and ‘intelligent customers’ who buy in risk assessment services. It gives an overview of the requirements for the predictive (risk assessment) aspects of a safety report under the Control of Major Accident Hazard Regulations (COMAH) from the point of view of safety.

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HSL: RM³ – Understanding and Using the Risk Management Maturity Model (RM³) – London, 20-21 Sept 2017

Friday, June 16, 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: PPE Essentials – Buxton, 12-13 Sept 2017

Friday, June 16, 2017

This course will increase your knowledge and understanding of PPE and its limitations, so that you can use PPE as an effective workplace control measure. It will provide training in what a successful PPE programme is, what you need to consider, and what actions are required. The course includes hands-on elements to enhance learning and […]

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HSL: RPE Fit Test-Introduction – Buxton, 20 July 2017

Friday, June 16, 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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