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Category: Engineering

Preventing dermatitis and dermal exposure: an introduction – Buxton, 3 March 2016

Monday, February 8, 2016

Dermatitis can be a life-altering condition. Dermal exposure resulting in potential harm to the rest of the body occurs across all sectors. Measures to prevent harm are often straightforward if they are correctly applied. Managers, supervisors and staff representatives will benefit from this course, particularly if they are in industries where dermatitis is prevalent.

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Safety notice – Use of barrier glands in potentially explosive atmospheres to meet IEC 60079-14:2013 (edition 5)

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The current International Standard allows the use of a ‘standard’ Ex certified flameproof gland as opposed to a Ex certified ‘barrier gland’ without the requirement to apply the previous flowchart used in the British Standard. There is evidence this approach creates a fire and explosion risk. This notice provides information on what action to take.

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Company fined after worker injured in boat hatch incident

Thursday, January 28, 2016

A Hampshire based boat company has been fined for safety failings after one of their contracted boat builders was left unconscious for 10 minutes when a hydraulic engine hatch closed on him.

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Charges over steel collapse incident – four deaths

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The Health and Safety Executive has charged four parties with safety offences relating to the deaths of Thomas and Daniel Hazelton, Adam Taylor and Peter Johnson on 21 January 2011.

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Worker loses tips of two fingers in band saw

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

A company who are fabricators of ducting for the building industry have been fined after a worker lost the tips of two fingers while working with a band saw.

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Company fined after failure to act on asbestos risks

Monday, November 23, 2015

An engineering firm has been fined after asbestos was found at their factory and they failed to document or manage the risks to employees or visitors to the site.

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Consultation launched on Dangerous Substances in Harbour Areas Regulations

Friday, October 30, 2015

HSE is currently consulting on proposals to replace the Dangerous Substances in Harbour Areas Regulations 1987 (DSHAR) with new shorter and up to date regulations and is also seeking views on a new shorter Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) to support the regulations. Consultation began on 28 October and closes on 23 December 2015.

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Engineering safety topics – The use of emery cloth on metalworking lathes

Friday, October 9, 2015

Every year there are serious accidents involving the use of emery cloth on metalworking lathes. This page highlights acceptable and unacceptable methods of use and provides further detailed information in the form of a guidance sheet.

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Engineering company fined for safety breaches

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

An engineering company firm has been fined for safety failings after a member of the public witnessed workers on a fragile roof without any preventative measures to avoid risk of falling.

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HSE is recruiting for the role of HM Inspector of Health and Safety

Monday, September 7, 2015

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a world-class health and safety regulator. Various locations across Great Britain – apply now. Close date for applications, Friday 25 September 2015.

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Coatings firm in court for legionella failings

Friday, August 28, 2015

An international engineering firm, which refurbishes turbine blades, has been fined for failing to manage the risk to public and employees to potentially fatal legionella bacteria. 

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Engineering firm fined over safety breach

Friday, August 14, 2015

A north east engineering firm has been fined for deliberately compromising the safety guards on machinery for production reasons.

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Safety alert – ‘Norfolk Range’ large wheeled dry powder fire extinguishers manufactured before 2009

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Norfolk Range large dry powder fire extinguishers, manufactured before 2009 by UK Fire International Ltd, may be affected by moisture ingress at a threaded joint at the base of the unit, rendering the unit inoperable.

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Business partners fined following worker injured in explosion

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Yorkshire business partners are fined after worker is blinded in explosion.

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Company fined after worker’s legs crushed

Friday, July 10, 2015

A marine demolition company was fined £42,000 after an incident that resulted in a worker subsequently having his legs amputated.

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RR1006 – Literature review: Barriers to the application of Ergonomics/Human Factors in engineering design

Friday, July 10, 2015

The purpose of this literature review was to identify barriers to the use of Ergonomics/Human Factors (E/HF) information and principles in engineering design.

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Engineering firm fined over worker injury

Friday, June 12, 2015

 A precision engineering firm have been fined after an incident in which an employee was seriously hurt. 

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Telford engineering firm fined after worker suffers crush injuries

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

 A lifting company based in Telford has been fined after a beam weighing two tonnes fell onto an employee causing severe injuries. 

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Safety notice: Earth Moving Machinery – changes to visibility requirements

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

There have been an unacceptable number of accidents related to visibility. Manufacturers and importers of Earth Moving Machinery should review the conformity assessment of their product ranges in respect of visibility from the operator’s position to ensure continued compliance.

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Engineer in court after worker crushed to death on pier

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

An engineering boss has been sentenced after an employee was crushed to death on a pier in Orkney.

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