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HSL: Machinery Series – Machinery Directive – Buxton, 26 April 2017

Thursday, April 20, 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 Assessment Essential – Buxton, 25 April 2017

Thursday, April 20, 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, 24 April 2017

Thursday, April 20, 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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Birmingham Working Well Together Group – Free Harness Awareness Training – various dates available

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Aimed at the SME and small businesses this free awareness course is available on the following dates: Wednesday 10th May 2017 – Keepmoat Head Office, Gorsey Lane, Coles Hill, B46 1JU Wednesday 17th May 2017 – Arco, Merry Hill, Dudley Court North, Brierley Hill, DY5 1XP Friday 19th May 2017 – MACE , Albert House, […]

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NMHSAG – Occupational Health and Safety Young Person of the year Award 2017

Thursday, April 20, 2017

We are looking for nominations to celebrate a young person or team of young people (under 25 years of age) who have shown positive interventions, initiatives, actions or documentation relating to Health and Safety in the workplace. The Award is aimed at those in a work placement, apprenticeship or in employment.

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New addition to Legionnaires’ FAQ page

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

New addition to the Legionnaires’ disease frequently asked questions page covering HSE’s current position on quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) in the management of legionella risks

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Case 409 – Store stops providing empty ‘tester’ perfume bottles

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Store stopped providing empty ‘tester’ perfume bottles to customer for health and safety reasons.

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Case 408 – Supermarket deli refused request to leave plastic wrapping on liver sausage

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Supermarket deli refused customer request to leave plastic wrapping on liver sausage stating that it was a ‘choking hazard’.

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Partnership fined following death of long-serving farm manager

Monday, March 20, 2017

A farming partnership has been fined £60,000 following the death of a farm manager in Staffordshire.

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£160,000 fine for aircraft company after workers fell from the tail of a plane

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

An aircraft engineering company has been fined after two men fell about 15 feet while they were carrying out checks at the tail of an aeroplane.

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Health and safety events focus on sectors

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Great Britain’s independent safety and health regulator is holding a series of events across the country to look at what businesses can do to look after people at work.

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HSL: Excelling in Health and Safety Culture and Leadership: The Way Forward – London, 29 Mar 2017

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

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 like, this event will help you in driving a consistent approach to health and safety leadership within your business.

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HSL: DSEAR Compliance for Managers and Supervisors – Buxton, 28 Mar 2017

Wednesday, March 8, 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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£600,000 fine for Council contractor after major burns to employer

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Gloucester Crown Court heard the 61-year-old man was working at the site on Eastgate Street on 29 May 2015. While trying to replace the traffic light pole he came into contact with a live underground cable which immediately gave him the electric shock …

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HSL: COMAH Onshore Major Hazards: New knowledge on flammable hazards – Buxton, 29 Mar 2017

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

This course deals with important flammable risks at Major Hazards sites for which new knowledge or guidance has become available recently. It complements the general course ‘COMAH onshore major hazards: predictive aspects of COMAH’.

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HSL: HSE Inspectors’ Guide to Improvement and Prohibition Notices – Buxton, 28 Mar 2017

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

This workshop will be delivered by a senior HSE inspector with more than 25 years of experience and is a rare opportunity to understand your regulator by seeing the world through an inspector’s eyes. You will learn why, when and how HSE takes formal enforcement action, how to influence formal HSE decisions and how to respond […]

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BHSEA: SHAD Event – Fire Prevention in Construction – West Midlands, 4 Apr 2017

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Meeting of the Birmingham Health, Safety and Environment Association (BHSEA), will begin at 08.15 and run until 11.00. The speakers for the session are Ed Fryer from HSE; Robin Parkes from WMFS; Steve Lewis & Richard Huntley from Mace Group and Rob Wakes from Spectrum Fire Protection.

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BHSEA Meeting: CDM: Is It Doing the Job? – West Midlands, 13 Mar 2017

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Afternoon meeting of the Birmingham Health, Safety and Environment Association (BHSEA), beginning at 13.30. Main presentation from Tony Mitchell, HM Principal Inspector of Health and Safety titled ‘CDM: Is it Doing the Job?’, followed by two further presentations.

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HSL: Site and Transport Safety – Birmingham, 22 Mar 2017

Tuesday, March 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: Upper Limb Disorders Risk Assessment of Repetitive Tasks – Buxton, 22 Mar 2017

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

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. It will benefit those already involved in workplace MSD risk management (e.g. manual handling risk assessments) who wish to expand their knowledge on the topic of upper limb disorders.

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