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Fairground owner in court after 12-year-old falls from ride

Friday, February 15, 2013

A fairground owner has appeared in court after a 12-year-old girl was badly injured when she fell from a ride at Lostock Hall Carnival near Preston.

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Worker’s roller coaster fall at Legoland leads to court

Thursday, February 7, 2013

The operators of Legoland have been prosecuted for safety breaches after a worker fell from a walkway on a roller-coaster ride, breaking his shoulder and several ribs.

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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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Companies warned to ensure hot and cold water systems are not a legionella risk

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Leisure centres with spa pools and care homes are among the businesses being urged to do more to protect workers and members of the public from legionella risks.

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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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Fairgrounds – Keeping children safe

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A trip to the fair is in fact a very safe activity. There are also a few simple things you can do to make sure your family have a good time at the fair and get home again without problems…

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HSE welcomes return of greasy pole event

Friday, August 17, 2012

Too many people use ‘health and safety’ as a convenient excuse to stop what are essentially sensible and fun activities going ahead.

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Fairgrounds – Keeping children safe at the fair

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Well maintained and operated fairground rides are essential for ensuring the safety of riders but there are also a few simple things you can do to make sure you and your family have a safe and fun time at the fair.

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Entertainment and leisure – Fairgrounds FAQs

Friday, August 10, 2012

Answers to some of your frequently asked questions on health and safety in fairgrounds.

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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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Event safety – Safe use of temporary demountable structures

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Information to help those organising events to manage the safe erection, use and deconstruction of temporary demountable structures (TDS) – Stages, seating, marquees etc.

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HSE response to Hard Rock Calling curfew

Monday, July 16, 2012

“Health and safety” no reason to cut Springsteen show

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Safety notice – Lifting platforms or lifts for people with impaired mobility

Monday, June 18, 2012

Potential falls from height risks to employees and members of the public from over-riding door locking safety devices

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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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Organising fireworks displays – Straightforward guidance

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Firework displays should be enjoyable and spectacular occasions – but they obviously need some responsible planning. The good news is that there is straightforward guidance to help you.

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Event safety – FAQs

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Answers to some of your frequently asked questions on the topic of event safety, including street parties and small fetes.

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Minutes of JACE meeting 17 April 2012

Friday, May 25, 2012

The minute of the meeting of the Joint Advisory Committee for Entertainment (JACE) held on Tues 17 April 2012 in London are now available online.

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Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

HSE’s top ten tips for organising celebrations without red tape

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Don’t let the jobsworths jeopardise jubilee celebrations

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Celebrations for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee should go ahead unhindered by bogus health and safety restrictions, the Government said today.

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