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Essex Companies fined after employees exposed to asbestos

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Two Essex-based companies have been fined after exposing workers to potentially deadly asbestos over a period of years, despite knowing of its presence, in units that they occupied in Manor Road Trading Estate, Benfleet.

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National airline prosecuted for not protecting workers

Thursday, December 22, 2016

British Airways PLC has been prosecuted for not protecting their workers’ from hand arm vibrations.

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HSL: Stair Assessment – Buxton, 25 Jan 2017

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

This course will help you understand the design features of stairs which can give rise to a risk of falling, and identify simple remedial improvements to reduce the likelihood of a fall.

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HSL: Upper Limb Disorders Risk Assessment of Repetitive Tasks – Buxton, 25 Jan 2017

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

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.

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HSL: COMAH Onshore Major Hazards: Predictive Aspects of COMAH – Buxton, 24-25 Jan 2017

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

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: Slips and Trips – Falls Prevention – Buxton, 24 Jan 2017

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

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.

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HSL: Manual handling for Assessors – Buxton, 24 Jan 2017

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

This course will equip you with the knowledge to help recognise, assess and reduce manual handling risks in your organisation. It is suited to employers and employee representatives who intend to begin the process of manual handling risk assessment and control within their companies.

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HSL: COSHH Training – Practical Assessment and Control – Buxton, 18-19 January 2017

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

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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Employee prosecuted for dangerous work at height

Monday, December 19, 2016

An employee of a steel erection firm has been sentenced at Manchester Magistrates Court after admitted working unsafely at height on a hotel development in central Manchester.

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Crushing plant operative left seriously injured

Monday, December 19, 2016

A crushing plant firm has been fined after worker lost his left arm when it was dragged into exposed machinery.

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Safety bulletin – Ergonomic Issues of DP Vessel Controls

Monday, December 19, 2016

A semisubmersible DP drilling rig lost control of position for several minutes.  During this time it was obliged to shear the drill pipe and disengage the lower marine riser package, LMRP. Operators of dynamically positioned vessels and offshore installations should review the ergonomic aspects of their control system.

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Trio of firms fined £2million after worker’s leg is broken in trench collapse

Monday, December 19, 2016

Three companies have been sentenced today (19 December 2016) in Lincoln Crown Court after a worker’s leg was broken in six places when a trench which he was working in collapsed on him

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Air conditioning maintenance company in court over workers fall

Friday, December 16, 2016

A Leeds based air conditioning maintenance company has been fined after a worker fell 3 metres through a false ceiling.

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HSL: COMAH Unpacked – Buxton, 17 Jan 2017

Friday, December 16, 2016

This course informs delegates about the changes in the regulation of chemical major hazards brought about by the implementation of the SEVESO III Directive.

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HSL: Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) – Health Surveillance and Exposure Control – Buxton, 17 Jan 2017

Friday, December 16, 2016

This one-day course will deal with background issues, current practice and how things are changing in relation to health surveillance, particularly in light of the new HSE guidance. It will also provide information about controlling RCS exposures in the workplace.

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HSL: Asbestos – Managing asbestos in domestic and non-domestic premises – Buxton, 17 Jan 2017

Friday, December 16, 2016

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).

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HSL: COMAH 2015 Unpacked – Buxton, 18 Jan 2017

Friday, December 16, 2016

This course informs delegates about the changes in the regulation of chemical major hazards brought about by the implementation of the SEVESO III Directive.

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Fatal accident to company Managing Director

Friday, December 16, 2016

A textile manufacturing company and one of its directors, Wazir Hussain were sentenced after a fatal accident to the company’s Managing Director, 36 year old Nasir Hussain.

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Minister helps launch HSE’s Health and Work Strategy

Thursday, December 15, 2016

The Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work, Penny Mordaunt MP will today (Thur 15 Dec) pledge her support for a new strategy for health in Britain’s workplaces.

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Building company fined for putting childminder and children at risk

Thursday, December 15, 2016

A building company and its director have been fined for breaching Gas Safety law after putting a childminder and children in her care at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

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