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HSL: Process & Fire Incidents – Buxton, 1-2 March 2017

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

This two-day course is designed to introduce delegates to lessons learned from a number of significant or high profile incidents involving fires or chemical processes.

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HSL – DSEAR – Controlling Dust Explosion Risks – Buxton, 22 February 2017

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

This course provides advice on how to understand the hazards from flammable dusts and how the risks from storing and using the dusts can be managed so as to comply with DSEAR.

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HSL: Site and Transport Safety – Buxton, 22 February 2017

Tuesday, February 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: Leadership Series – Health & Safety Leadership Excellence: A Workshop for Senior Leaders – Buxton, 21 February 2017

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

This one day interactive workshop is designed to equip senior leaders with knowledge and understanding of key health and safety leadership responsibilities and values (as identified through research) and understand how this enables them to work towards achieving health and safety cultural excellence.

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HSL: Machinery Series – PUWER – Buxton, 6 February 2017

Friday, January 27, 2017

This course covers those 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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RR1085 – Exploring the human and physical factors associated with telescopic handler overturning risks

Friday, January 27, 2017

This study was carried out in order to identify: the full range of human factors issues that might potentially contribute to telescopic handler overturn incidents; the human factors issues that appear to be most important in terms of overturn risk and key operator knowledge gaps that could increase the probability of an operator overturning a machine.

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RR1084 – Forklift truck reverse sensor systems assessment

Friday, January 27, 2017

This report describes work undertaken to assess the active sensor systems (ultrasonic and radar) commonly used to reduce the risk of collisions.

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RR1083 – Risks to respiratory health in the grain industry

Friday, January 27, 2017

A detailed literature search was carried out to summarise evidence about respiratory disease caused by exposure to grain dust. The conclusion of this review is that the damaging effects of grain dust on the respiratory tract are accumulative and occur at high concentrations of exposure.

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University of Northumbria fined after botched experiment nearly kills students

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The University of Northumbria at Newcastle has been fined after two students fell seriously ill following a laboratory experiment.

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Asbestos Analyst fined for falsifying documents

Thursday, January 19, 2017

An asbestos analyst has been fined after he falsified an asbestos air clearance certificate, following licensed asbestos removal in Manchester.

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Jaguar Land Rover fined £900,000 after worker injured

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

National car manufacturer Jaguar Landover has been fined after a worker lost their leg following a car accident.

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Refurb health and safety event for construction workers

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Construction companies and workers involved with refurbishment projects are invited to attend a free health and safety awareness event organised by Site Safe Scotland’s Working Well Together campaign and North Lanarkshire Council.

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HSL: Pressure Systems Awareness – Buxton, 26 January 2017

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

This informative and experiential course is aimed at raising awareness of the hazards associated with pressure systems as well as the relevant regulatory frame work.  This course will offer delegates the unique opportunity to learn from real life case studies and forensic investigations into pressure systems failures, providing a first hand perspective of what can […]

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HSL: RM³ – Understanding and Using the Risk Management Maturity Model (RM³) – Buxton, 25-26 January 2017

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The course uses a mixture of presentations and group exercises (including knowledge sharing activities to ensure good practice is shared) over two days to ensure delegates fully understand the topics covered.

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Company prosecuted after workers were severely burned

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

A North East engineering company was sentenced today for safety breaches after two of its workers were burned when they were sprayed with chemicals during chemical cleaning of a pipework system.

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Case 407 – Employer stopped providing funds for alcoholic drinks at Christmas night out (offsite)

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Employer stopped proving funds for alcoholic drinks at Christmas night out (offsite), citing health and safety

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Bolton resident dies in lift shaft fall

Friday, December 23, 2016

A property management company has been fined after a resident of Marsden House in Bolton died after falling down a lift shaft.

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Energy giant’s appeal against £3m fine dismissed

Friday, December 23, 2016

Energy giant ConocoPhillips (UK) Ltd has failed in its bid to reduce the level of fine handed down after an offshore multiple gas release incident in the North Sea.

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Housing association prosecuted for safety failings

Thursday, December 22, 2016

A housing association has been prosecuted after allowing renovations to take place that put residents at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

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Dairy Manufacturer fined after worker’s fragile roof fall

Thursday, December 22, 2016

A dairy manufacturer has been fined £400,000 after a worker suffered serious injuries when he fell 15 feet through a fragile roof panel.

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