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Category: Entertainment and leisure

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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CD239: Public consultation – Removal of fourteen legislative measures

Thursday, May 10, 2012

This consultation seeks views on the HSE’s proposals to remove fourteen legislative measures (one Act, twelve Regulations and one Order and with a related provision in the Factories Act 1961) and to withdraw approval for an associated Approved Code of Practice. Still time to have your say, consultation ends 4 July 2012.

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HSE Temporary Demountable Structures – Working Group meeting minutes

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Minutes of  The Joint Advisory Committee for Entertainment (JACE) meeting held on 27 February 2012 are now available online.

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Fairground ride operator fined after worker injured

Friday, April 27, 2012

A fairground ride operator has been fined after a worker was thrown from a ride during the 2010 May Bank Holiday fair in Barnard Castle.

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Event safety – Running an event safely

Friday, April 27, 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 response to ‘Troubled waters…’ article on Get Surrey website

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

HSE response to “Troubled waters leave raft race high and dry” article on Get Surrey website 16 April 2012.

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Event safety website launched

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Following the success of HS(G)195 ‘The event safety guide – a guide to health, safety and welfare at music and similar events’, HSE has launched a new event safety micro-site. This new website contains updated health and safety guidance aimed at helping event organisers comply with their legal duties. Designed to be a ‘portal’ for […]

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Leisure park worker trapped in trench collapse

Friday, March 23, 2012

A worker at a holiday park suffered serious injuries when a trench he was working in collapsed on top of him.

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Work at height and use of tallescopes in theatres

Monday, March 12, 2012

Since the ABTT withdrew its Code of Practice in view of the HSE’s concerns , much work has been carried out by the theatre industry, not only on Tallescopes but also on other methods for working at height in theatres.  Involved parties were the Theatrical Management Association (TMA), The Federation of Scottish Theatre (FST), the […]

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Dr Garry Fawcett MBE vs the Health and Safety Executive – Outcome of Judicial Review Hearing

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Dr Garry Fawcett MBE applied for permission to judicial review 10 “decisions” relating to a HSE Safety Alert regarding the ‘Crazy Frog’ fairground ride.

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Film company fined after cameraman hurt on set

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A production company has been fined after a cameraman fell more than three metres from the set of a forthcoming major film, when he fell through an opening in the floor.

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