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Category: Leisure activities

School fined after pupil paralysed when swing collapsed

Friday, January 15, 2016

A Hertfordshire school has been fined for safety failings after a pupil suffered permanent paralysis when a swing collapsed.

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Playground inspector in court after boy seriously injured in swing collapse

Friday, September 11, 2015

A playground inspector has been fined after a seven-year-old boy suffered life-threatening head injuries when the rope swing he was playing on collapsed.

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Council fined after man killed by swing barrier

Friday, September 11, 2015

North Lincolnshire Council has been fined after a man died when his car drove into a horizontal swing barrier gate to a car park at a sports ground.

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Councils sentenced over safety breaches in Stonehaven pool incident

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Two Scottish councils were fined today after an incident in which a child was found at the bottom of a local swimming pool. 

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Child loses fingertips in park gate

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council was fined for safety failings after a child had two fingertips severed when they were trapped in a gate at a playpark designed for children under 11 years old.

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Essex County Council fined over fall at rock-climbing centre

Monday, June 15, 2015

Essex County Council has been fined after a novice climber plunged seven and a half metres from an indoor rock face at a climbing centre in Harlow.

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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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Legionella… The Dutyholder’s Responsibilities: HSE/LCA event – Edinburgh, 26 March 2015

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Run by HSE and the Legionella Control Association (LCA), this dutyholder event covers all you need to know about legionella control and prevention, and your duties as the responsible person. It will help you understand how to comply with the law, identify and assess sources of risk, prevent or control risks and ensure sustained compliance.

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£150,000 fine for Chessington over youngster’s severe injuries

Monday, January 12, 2015

Chessington World of Adventures was today (12 Jan) sentenced for safety failings that led to a four-year-old girl suffering life-changing head injuries when she fell from a raised walkway while queuing for a ride.

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HSE calls for New Year resolution on health and safety blame game

Friday, January 2, 2015

The Health and Safety Executive wants businesses that provide customer service to turn over a new leaf and stop blaming health and safety for poor or over-the-top decisions.

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L105 – Recreational diving projects: ACOP and guidance (2nd edition)

Monday, December 8, 2014

This publication and associated guidance provides practical advice and sets out what you have to do to comply with the requirements of the Diving at Work Regulations 1997. This document has been updated to reflect changes in technology and industry practice. The most significant changes relate to availability of compression chambers and fitness to dive.

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The safe operation of ski slopes – INDG371(rev1)

Monday, October 27, 2014

This leaflet has been prepared in consultation with the British Ski Slope Operators Association. It is aimed at owners and operators of skiing facilities. The revised version includes updated advice on current industry practice and what operators need to do to help ensure the safety of people using skiing facilities.

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Risk assessments – A brief guide to controlling risks in the workplace

Friday, August 29, 2014

HSE has revised and simplified the 5 Steps. INDG163 ‘Risk assessment – A brief guide to controlling risks in the workplace’ clearly outlines what businesses need to do to assess their workplace risks without creating mountains of meaningless paperwork.

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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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RR1007 – A review on efficacy of hand cleaning products in industrial use as alternatives to hand washing

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The aim of the project was to review the efficacy of  alternative hand cleaning products to soap and water for the removal of contamination typical of that experienced in a range of outdoor activities, workplaces and related environments.

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Leisure activities – updated website and guidance

Thursday, May 15, 2014

This updated website will help those involved in operating and managing leisure activities to decide what duties they have under health and safety law, and how to comply with them. Includes guidance on running amateur sports clubs, swimming pool management and FAQs.

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Legionnaires’ disease: The hidden killer in water systems – Harrogate, 26 February 2014

Monday, February 3, 2014

This ‘Free’ event is primarily aimed at SME’s such as hotels, guest houses, caravan parks, care providers, residential and nursing homes, leisure facilities, schools etc. but will be of interest to any business where there is a reasonably foreseeable legionella risk from your water systems.

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Leisure centre operator fined after child suffered burns

Friday, December 6, 2013

The operator of an Essex leisure centre has been fined after a two and a half year-old boy suffered severe burns in the changing area of the centre’s swimming pool.

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Are there legionella risks in your workplace? – LCA/HSE Duty Holder Events, February – April 2014

Thursday, November 28, 2013

As a dutyholder you are responsible for complying with health and safety and taking responsibility for managing those risks. Find out all you need to know about legionella control and prevention at any of the HSE and Legionella Control Association (LCA) stakeholder events taking place during February, March and April 2014.

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Blackpool Council prosecuted over child’s head injury

Thursday, October 24, 2013

A ten-year-old boy sustained severe head injuries when part of a swing collapsed on him at a Blackpool park, a court has heard.

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