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Myth of the month: Health and Safety bans celebration of the Royal Wedding!

Monday, April 11, 2011

The reality: There’s nothing in health and safety law to prevent anyone from celebrating the Royal Wedding – in fact, HSE encourages everyone who wants to throw a party to go right ahead.

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Royal wedding

Monday, April 11, 2011

With the marriage of Prince William and Kate fast approaching, lots of people will be building up to celebrate with get-togethers and street parties. We’re positively encouraging everyone to get out there and mark the occasion!

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HSE responds to Daily Record article – “Orchestral man hoovers in the dark…unplugged”

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Cameron Adam, HM Principal Inspector of Health and Safety Entertainment & Leisure Sector’s response

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Severe weather and postponement of sporting events

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

There have been various reports and comments in the media alluding to HSE having a role to play in cancelling sporting events during the severe weather we’ve been experiencing. This is not the case:

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Major pub operator fined after asbestos exposure

Sunday, November 28, 2010

A major UK pub operator has been fined after three electricians and two plumbers were exposed to asbestos during refurbishment works at a Darlington pub.

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Giving your own fireworks display – guidance free to download or buy

Monday, November 1, 2010

For those without specialist knowledge. This new edition reflects the many significant changes in the law since 1995,

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Double prosecution after two thrown from fairground ride at British Grand Prix

Thursday, September 30, 2010

The owner of a faulty fairground ride and an inspector who declared it safe have both been fined following an incident during the British Grand Prix weekend.

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Dangerously faulty play equipment leads to prosecution

Monday, September 6, 2010

A Prestatyn man has been given an 18 week suspended prison sentence and 60 hours of community service after ignoring a legal order preventing him from issuing safety certificates for inflatable amusements.

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Myth of the month – Health and safety bans bunting

Monday, August 2, 2010

The reality: There are no regulations banning people from hanging bunting at weddings and village fetes or flying flags for sporting events.

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Safety notice – Avoiding trapping/crushing injuries to people in the platform of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs)

Friday, July 16, 2010

More people die from falls at work than from any other cause. The use of mobile elevating work platforms/powered access equipment has been a major factor in the reduction in falls accidents.

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Fairground ride owner and inspector convicted after women are flung from ride

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The owner and inspector of a faulty fairground ride have been convicted of health and safety breaches after two women needed hospital treatment after being flung from it.

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Safety Alert – People in commercial waste containers

Monday, June 7, 2010

Commercial waste bins are emptied around the clock seven days a week, so there are millions of such operations each year.

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Report on the stability of tallescopes

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The primary aim of this project was to establish whether it could be considered a tolerable practice to move an occupied tallescope, in a theatre environment, for the task of focussing luminaires.

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Annual Report of the Adventure Activities Licensing Service 2008/2009

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Annual Report of the Adventure Activities Licensing Service 2008/2009, key messages from the report include:

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Zookeepers back national safety campaign

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Colchester Zoo has today backed a national campaign by HSE to make people aware of the potential devastating consequences of slips, trips and falls in the workplace.

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Adventure activities licensing – additional guidance

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Additional general inspector guidance notes:

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Adventure Activities Licensing Authority – particular importance to Scotland

Friday, January 29, 2010

Adventure activities licensing ensures that activity providers follow good safety management practices.  HSE is very supportive of such activities which allow young

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Caravan safety awareness days for SW tourist industry

Monday, January 18, 2010

Caravan, camping and holiday parks across the South West are being offered expert health and safety advice in the run-up to the summer tourist season,

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Myth: You can’t throw out sweets at pantos

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Myth of the Month – December 2009. The reality: Realistically, if a panto throws out sweets the chances of someone being seriously hurt is incredibly low.

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HSE responds to Daily Mail – bowling alley story

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The article ‘We don’t need to wait for an elf & safety risk assessment if we’re in real danger’ hardly presents a fair or accurate picture of that investigation, or of HSE more generally.

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