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Category: Air transport

Firms sentenced after airport worker breaks leg

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Two firms have been prosecuted after a worker suffered a broken leg when he deliberately steered his ride-on cleaning machine into a balustrade when the brakes failed in order to avoid hitting pedestrians in Stansted airport.

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Aircraft firm gets it wrong with work at height

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

A Hampshire-based aircraft maintenance company has been sentenced for safety failures after three workers were injured in separate falls at its airfield in Lasham – two in the same month.

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HSE51 – Regulation of health and safety at work

Thursday, August 7, 2014

HSE has published a document that explains the main features of the regulatory approach taken by HSE and local authorities to improve standards in health and safety performance. The document will be of interest to businesses regulated by HSE and local authorities, as well as others working in health and safety.

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Cotswold Airfield Operator prosecuted following fire-fighter’s death

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Kemble Air Services Ltd, the operator of Cotswold Airfield, has been fined for safety failings after an experienced fire-fighter was killed while moving a pressurised gas cylinder.

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Safety Climate Tool speaks your language

Friday, December 6, 2013

HSL’s Safety Climate Tool (SCT) is now available in several languages, including Danish, Finnish, French, German, Norwegian, Polish, Russian and Swedish. Contact us for additional information, a free demonstration or to register your interest in other languages.

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Luton airport fined after Norfolk pensioner’s death

Friday, October 18, 2013

Luton Airport and a design subcontractor have been ordered to pay a total of £372,595 in fines and costs for safety failings after an elderly passenger was killed on a poorly sited pedestrian crossing.

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HSE unveils changes to reporting requirements

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has formally implemented changes to simplify the mandatory reporting of workplace injuries for businesses.

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Managing for health and safety

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

HSE has launched new online guidance to help make it easier for larger organisations and businesses to understand how to manage health and safety. Managing for health and safety replaces Successful health and safety management (known to many as HSG65) refreshing and enhancing the existing content.

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HSE brings Crown Censure against UK Border Agency

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has been censured over safety failings that could have caused an explosion at Robin Hood airport in Finningley, South Yorkshire.

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Air transport FAQ: Getting started – What are the current load weight restrictions?

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Guidance and current industry recommendations for airlines concerning weight restrictions, weighing and labelling of baggage.

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Air transport – Frequently asked questions

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Answers to some of your frequently asked questions about air transport health and safety.

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Temperature – Outdoor working advice

Thursday, May 31, 2012

When working outdoors the weather can have an effect on an individual’s effectiveness and this is not readily managed using just engineering controls. In these circumstances some of the most effective ways of managing these environments is by introducing some simple administrative controls

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Air transport – Managing key risks

Thursday, May 24, 2012

How to manage the risks from: Aircraft turnaround, assisting disabled passengers, baggage handling, musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD) and Working at height.

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Air transport case studies – How companies tackled real health & safety issues

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The following case studies illustrate how companies within the air transport industry have tackled real issues concerning health and safety.

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Air transport industry statistics report

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

This report examines the accidents reported in the ports industry over a five-year period from 2006/07 to 2010/11p. The data represents accidents and dangerous occurrences reported to HSE under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 1995. A further section is included on enforcement activity carried out by HSE in the 3 […]

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Air transport eBulletin – Subscribe for free news and updates

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Subscribe to the free air transport eBulletin and receive the latest news and updates via email.

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Air transport case study – ExxonMobil hose-wrapping intervention to reduce pulling forces when refuelling aircraft

Monday, December 5, 2011

Employees engaged in aircraft refuelling operations are required to manually remove the refuelling hose from the rear of the fuelling truck. This case study describes the improvements made by ExxonMobil to reduce the manual handling risks.

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Air transport industry – frequently asked questions

Friday, November 4, 2011

Some of the most common air transport industry related health and safety questions.

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Health and safety in the air transport industry

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

This website will help you manage the risks to health and safety in the air transport industry and find out where to get useful information on how to manage these risks.

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RR873 – Beryllium: A review of the health effects and the evidence for screening or surveillance in workers exposed to beryllium

Thursday, June 30, 2011

A review of the health effects and the evidence for screening or surveillance in workers exposed to beryllium. As exposure limits for beryllium have decreased, so has the incidence and severity of chronic beryllium disease.

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