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Category: Event safety

CDM 2015 and the entertainment industry

Friday, January 8, 2016

This website provides guidance to help those in the entertainment industry understand what they need to do to comply with the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015).  

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Turban-wearing Sikhs – extension of head protection exemption

Friday, October 2, 2015

The exemption for turban-wearing Sikhs from the need to wear head protection has been extended from construction sites to all workplaces, with some limited exceptions. The change applies solely to turban-wearing Sikhs and relates to head protection only.

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Free-to-download Safety Wizard app

Friday, February 20, 2015

A developer has launched a free-to-download health and safety app to help small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) manage common workplace risks. The ‘SME Safety Wizard app’ is structured around HSE’s Toolbox guidance.

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Plan carefully for firework safety this November 5th

Thursday, October 16, 2014

If you are planning a firework display for Bonfire Night, there is straightforward guidance available to help you.

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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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HSE responds to Scottish Sun’s criticism of organiser’s decision to move T in the Park music festival

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Scottish Sun “out of tune with reality” – Alistair McNab, Director, HSE Scotland.

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Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games – HSE’s role during Games time

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

HSE will be ready to respond in the event of a work-related incident or emergency affecting the smooth running of the Games.

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Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games – Games FAQs

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Public safety, volunteers, workers and athletes – your frequently asked questions about the Games.

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Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games – HSE’s role during the run-up

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Attention will focus on a number of areas, including the construction of temporary demountable structures (TDS), high hazard sites adjacent to venues and transport routes, legionella risks, and the safe storage and handling of pyrotechnics.

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Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games – HSE’s role in building the venues

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

HSE’s goal throughout was to secure long-term improvements to the health and safety of those involved in all aspects of construction work, including those involved in using and maintaining the structures in the future.

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GS50 – Electrical safety at places of entertainment (third edition)

Friday, March 14, 2014

This guidance contains advice on preventing electrical danger at places of entertainment. It is primarily for managers of places of entertainment, and for people who provide facilities for entertainers. This edition updates references to legislation and links to further guidance.

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Former Hull firm in court after drama on stage

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

A former Hull company has been prosecuted after a worker was hit by a toppling metal column as the stage was being prepared for the popular Classics in the Park festival in East Yorkshire.

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Commonwealth Games 2014

Monday, February 10, 2014

In preparation for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, HSE has set up a Health and Safety Regulators’ Steering Group. In support of this work, a new Commonwealth Games site has been created containing information on HSE’s strategic and enabling approach, enforcement responsibilities, FAQs and events safety guidance.

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Carriage owner sentenced to community service after country fair death

Monday, January 13, 2014

The owner of a horse and carriage ride has been sentenced to 200 hours of community service after a grandmother died as a result of being struck by a runaway horse at a Suffolk country fair.

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Event safety game-changers – Warwick, 12 November 2013

Saturday, October 19, 2013

The event covers how HSE enforcement, Fee for Intervention and CDM affect events, leisure and entertainment industries.  A must for anyone involved in the operational planning of exhibitions, conferences, events, theatre production, entertainment and TV.

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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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HSE responds to Telegraph bonfire blog

Monday, November 5, 2012

HSE responds to Telegraph article – “‘Health and safety’ threatens bonfire night”, 5 November 2012.

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HSE challenges JLS umbrella ban

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

HSE responds to The Argus article ‘Anger at umbrella ban at wet JLS concert’, 29 August 2012.

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Event Safety – Running an event safely

Monday, August 6, 2012

Information to help an organiser understand their legal duties on health and safety, plan an event, manage an event, review an event once it’s over and plan for incidents and emergencies.

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HSE statement on Weymouth folding chair ban

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

No health and safety regulations banning portable chairs.

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