HSE RSS feeds » Fairgrounds http://news.hse.gov.uk News and updates about health and safety from the Health and Safety Executive Fri, 13 Oct 2017 15:43:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2 RR1080 – A study of the generic safety-integrity requirements of fairground rides http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1080.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1080.htm#comments Sat, 19 Nov 2016 08:51:28 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52488 This report describes a number of quantitative risk assessments applied to three diverse fairground ride types in order to provide an indication of appropriate Safety Integrity Levels for these generic types of ride and to illustrate an approach that may be used to determine these SILs.

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HSE statement: Alton Towers owners’ plead guilty to safety failings http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/hse-statement-alton-towers-owners-plead-guilty-to-safety-failings/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/hse-statement-alton-towers-owners-plead-guilty-to-safety-failings/#comments Fri, 22 Apr 2016 09:30:50 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=51526 Neil Craig, head of operations for HSE in the Midlands said:

“We welcome the guilty plea entered by Merlin Attractions Operations Ltd. Merlin has acknowledged that it failed in its legal duty to protect people on the Smiler ride.”

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Fairground ride operator fined for safety failings http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/fairground-ride-operator-fined-for-safety-failings/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/fairground-ride-operator-fined-for-safety-failings/#comments Thu, 03 Mar 2016 11:40:45 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/fairground-ride-operator-fined-for-safety-failings/8709 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2016/03/03/fairground-ride-operator-fined-for-safety-failings/feed/ 0 HSE media statement: HSE to prosecute Alton Towers’ owners after ‘Smiler’ incident http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/hse-media-statement-hse-to-prosecute-alton-towers-owners-after-smiler-incident-2/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/hse-media-statement-hse-to-prosecute-alton-towers-owners-after-smiler-incident-2/#comments Thu, 25 Feb 2016 10:45:33 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/hse-media-statement-hse-to-prosecute-alton-towers-owners-after-smiler-incident-2/8370 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2016/02/25/hse-media-statement-hse-to-prosecute-alton-towers-owners-after-smiler-incident/feed/ 0 Turban-wearing Sikhs – extension of head protection exemption http://www.hse.gov.uk/contact/faqs/sikhs-head-protection.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/contact/faqs/sikhs-head-protection.htm#comments Fri, 02 Oct 2015 12:30:30 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=49715 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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Three year old child hurt in fairground ride http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/three-year-old-child-hurt-in-fairground-ride/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/three-year-old-child-hurt-in-fairground-ride/#comments Tue, 22 Sep 2015 15:00:34 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/three-year-old-child-hurt-in-fairground-ride/7248 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2015/09/22/three-year-old-child-hurt-in-fairground-ride/feed/ 0 Health and Safety Executive statement – update on investigation into incident at Alton Towers http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/health-and-safety-executive-statement-update-on-investigation-into-incident-at-alton-towers/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/health-and-safety-executive-statement-update-on-investigation-into-incident-at-alton-towers/#comments Fri, 05 Jun 2015 12:45:47 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/health-and-safety-executive-statement-update-on-investigation-into-incident-at-alton-towers/6558 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2015/06/05/health-and-safety-executive-statement-update-on-investigation-into-incident-at-alton-towers/feed/ 0 Statement – HSE’s investigation into the incident at Alton Towers http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/statement-hses-investigation-into-the-incident-at-alton-towers/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/statement-hses-investigation-into-the-incident-at-alton-towers/#comments Wed, 03 Jun 2015 10:15:10 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=48416 Statement from Neil Craig, head of operations for HSE in the Midlands.

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Serious incident at Alton Towers http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/serious-incident-at-alton-towers/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/serious-incident-at-alton-towers/#comments Tue, 02 Jun 2015 17:00:44 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/serious-incident-at-alton-towers/6529 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2015/06/02/serious-incident-at-alton-towers/feed/ 0 Sentence after nine-year-old girl flung from fair ride http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/sentence-after-nine-year-old-girl-flung-from-fair-ride/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/sentence-after-nine-year-old-girl-flung-from-fair-ride/#comments Tue, 19 May 2015 16:00:50 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/sentence-after-nine-year-old-girl-flung-from-fair-ride/6441 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2015/05/19/sentence-after-nine-year-old-girl-flung-from-fair-ride/feed/ 0