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HSL: Manual Handling for Assessors – Buxton, 23 May 2017

Thursday, April 20, 2017

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: Procedures: Making Sure Yours Works – Buxton, 17-18 May 2017

Thursday, April 20, 2017

This new HSL course is designed to help you review existing procedures effectively and equip you with the capability to write new ones. It is based on human factors good practice in designing, developing and writing procedures and other job aids and enhancing compliance.

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HSL: COSHH Training – Practical Assessment and Control – Buxton, 17-18 May 2017

Thursday, April 20, 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, 16 May 2017

Thursday, April 20, 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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HSL: Practical Management of Local Exhaust Ventilation Controls – BOHS Approved – Buxton, 26 April 2017

Thursday, April 20, 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.

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HSL: Stair Assessment – Buxton, 26 April 2017

Thursday, April 20, 2017

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: Slips and Trips – Falls Prevention – Buxton, 25 April 2017

Thursday, April 20, 2017

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. It is delivered by experts in accident investigation and has a practical focus on understanding the causes of slips, trips and falls and reducing the risk […]

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HSL: Machinery Series – Designing & Specifying Safety Related Control Systems – Buxton, 27 April 2017

Thursday, April 20, 2017

This course will help delegates understand how to specify and design safety related control circuits which comply with the requirements of both the Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008 (Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC) and the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations.

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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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