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Fairground operator in court after toddler falls through gap in fence

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

A fairground ride operator has been fined after a two-year-old boy fell through a gap in a perimeter fence.

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Scaffolding firm fined after worker fell from ladder

Thursday, May 8, 2014

A Birmingham firm has been fined after a worker suffered life-changing injuries in a two-metre fall from a ladder while constructing scaffolding for the set of a television programme.

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Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games – HSE’s role during the run-up

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Attention will focus on a number of areas, including the construction of temporary demountable structures (TDS), high hazard sites adjacent to venues and transport routes, legionella risks, and the safe storage and handling of pyrotechnics.

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Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games – HSE’s role in building the venues

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

HSE’s goal throughout was to secure long-term improvements to the health and safety of those involved in all aspects of construction work, including those involved in using and maintaining the structures in the future.

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GS50 – Electrical safety at places of entertainment (third edition)

Friday, March 14, 2014

This guidance contains advice on preventing electrical danger at places of entertainment. It is primarily for managers of places of entertainment, and for people who provide facilities for entertainers. This edition updates references to legislation and links to further guidance.

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INDG247 – Electrical safety for entertainers (revised)

Friday, March 14, 2014

This leaflet is for entertainers who use electrical equipment for sound, lighting or other effect and sets out basic measures to help control the electrical risks from the use of such equipment. This edition updates references to legislation and links to further guidance.

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Former Hull firm in court after drama on stage

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

A former Hull company has been prosecuted after a worker was hit by a toppling metal column as the stage was being prepared for the popular Classics in the Park festival in East Yorkshire.

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HSE Safety Alert – Preventing catastrophic failure of luffing jib tower cranes in high winds

Friday, February 21, 2014

Following the recent collapse of three luffing jib tower cranes in high winds, HSE is making this information available to tower crane users as supplementary guidance to that contained in BS7121 Part 5:2006, Code of practice for safe use of cranes -Tower cranes. This information is issued without prejudice to any ongoing investigations. HSE is […]

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Commonwealth Games 2014

Monday, February 10, 2014

In preparation for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, HSE has set up a Health and Safety Regulators’ Steering Group. In support of this work, a new Commonwealth Games site has been created containing information on HSE’s strategic and enabling approach, enforcement responsibilities, FAQs and events safety guidance.

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HSE Safety Alert – Genie Z135/70 Mobile Elevated Work Platform (MEWP)

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

An operator was killed when a Genie Z135/70 mobile elevating work platform became unstable and overturned whilst it was working at or very close to its maximum height. In order to minimise the risks of overturn, the machine safety devices and sensors must be configured as per manufacturer’s settings, as prescribed by the manufacturer in […]

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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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Work at height – new microsite launched

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

This new site shows what you, as an employer, need to do to protect your employees when they work at height. It replaces the guidance previously available in our Falls microsite.

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INDG455 – Safe use of ladders and stepladders: A brief guide

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

This leaflet gives advice to employers, employees and self-employed people on simple, sensible precautions to take when using ladders and stepladders to work at height. This leaflet replaces INDG402 Safe use of ladders and stepladders: An employers’ guide, INDG403 A toolbox talk on leaning ladder and stepladder safety and INDG405 Top tips for ladder and stepladder safety.

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INDG401 – Work at height Regulations 2005 (as amended): A brief guide

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

This recently revised brief guide describes what employers need to do to protect their employees from falls from height. Falls from height are one of the biggest causes of workplace fatalities and major injuries.

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Overhaul of guidance to help 10 million working at height

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has overhauled its guidance for working at height, setting out in clear, simple terms what to do and what not to do – and debunking common myths that can confuse and mislead employers.

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Legionella duty holder events – last chance to book your place

Monday, January 27, 2014

HSE and the Legionella Control Association are running a series of joint dutyholder events taking place early 2014 in Newcastle, London and Birmingham. Book your place now.

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Health and safety law poster – reminder to display new version by April 2014

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The new 2009 health and safety law poster replaces the version published in April 1999 and must be displayed from 5 April 2014. As well as a download, the new 2009 leaflet is also available as a pocket card and replaces the leaflet published in 1999.

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Trees, grounds and caterpillars – Santon Downham, 26 February 2014

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Free event –  includes: summary of current issues, development, content and status of the national standard, perspectives from expert speakers and practical demonstrations of best practice combined with hazard-spotting exercises.

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Crown Censure on safety for English Heritage

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

English Heritage has accepted a Crown Censure, equivalent to a criminal prosecution, for safety failings after a 12-year-old boy was badly cut when a glass floor panel broke during a family visit to Yarmouth castle on the Isle of Wight.

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Carriage owner sentenced to community service after country fair death

Monday, January 13, 2014

The owner of a horse and carriage ride has been sentenced to 200 hours of community service after a grandmother died as a result of being struck by a runaway horse at a Suffolk country fair.

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