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Changes to first aid regulations come into effect

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Businesses now have more flexibility in how they manage their provision of first aid in the workplace following a change in health and safety regulations.

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City council fined after teenager suffers electric shock at skate park

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Newport City Council has been sentenced for safety failings after a teenager had to have a finger amputated following an electric shock at a skate park.

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Fairground operator in court for ride collapse

Thursday, August 22, 2013

A fairground operator has been fined for safety failings after 22 people, many of them children, were trapped when a poorly maintained ride collapsed.

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Managing for health and safety

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

HSE has launched new online guidance to help make it easier for larger organisations and businesses to understand how to manage health and safety. Managing for health and safety replaces Successful health and safety management (known to many as HSG65) refreshing and enhancing the existing content.

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Leisure centre operator sentenced after child drowning

Thursday, July 18, 2013

The operator of an Essex leisure centre has been ordered to pay more than £190,000 in fines and costs after a seven year-old girl drowned in a swimming pool.

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Safety alert – electrical safety of inflatable blower fans

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Measures required to help maintain the electrical safety and integrity of mains voltage powered fan blowers (imported from China) which could be used in wet conditions for inflating play equipment or advertising inflatables.

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Health and Safety Inspector jobs

Monday, July 1, 2013

Last chance to apply – trainee inspector recruitment campaign ends 10 July 2013.

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HSE responds to The Sun article “Muddy idiots”

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

HSE Chair Judith Hackitt responds to The Sun article on EastEnders risk assessment – “Muddy idiots”, 26 February 2013.

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First aid training – draft guidance

Monday, February 25, 2013

Simple, practical guidance to help businesses select competent first aid training providers. A draft has been published to enable businesses to familiarise themselves with the changes (that will come into force on 1 October 2013 subject to parliamentary and Secretary of State approval) and to ensure they understand how to comply.

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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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