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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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Risk management – Online example assessments

Monday, February 20, 2012

The examples show how other small and medium-sized businesses have approached risk assessment. If you can’t find your industry listed, pick the one closest to it and adapt it for your own workplace.

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Owner fined for girl’s fall from funfair ride in Birmingham

Thursday, February 16, 2012

A fairground owner from Nottingham has been sentenced after a 12-year-old girl injured her leg when she was thrown from a faulty ride in Birmingham.

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Film, theatre & broadcasting eBulletin – Sign up for free

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Subscribe for film, theatre and broadcasting eBulletin email notifications – Free regular emails about significant updates to the film, theatre and broadcasting site.

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Bus company prosecuted after worker is crushed

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

A tour bus operator has been fined after a mechanical engineer suffered serious injuries while working underneath one of its vehicles.

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Example risk assessments – Approaches for small businesses

Monday, January 9, 2012

These examples show kind of approach HSE expects a small business or workplace to take and how other small and medium-sized businesses have approached risk assessment.

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Film, theatre and broadcasting eBulletin

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Keep up to date with the latest news and information on the film, theatre and broadcasting industries via a free regular email bulletin.

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Leisure activities eBulletin

Friday, December 23, 2011

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Fairgrounds eBulletin

Friday, December 16, 2011

Keep up to date with the latest news and information on fairgrounds safety, subscribe to a  free regular email bulletin.

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HSE responds to Westmorland Gazette article “It’s just a sign of the times…”

Monday, December 12, 2011

The newspaper reported that walkers and runners had branded newly-erected warning signs on paths leading to a popular viewpoint as ‘ridiculous’. The signs warned of uneven ground and a steep slope. Mark Dawson, HSE Principal Inspector for Cumbria responds.

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Organising firework displays

Friday, November 4, 2011

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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Organising fireworks displays – straightforward guidance

Thursday, October 27, 2011

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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HSE consultation on the revision of HS(G) 195, ‘A guide to health, safety and welfare at music and similar events’

Friday, October 14, 2011

HSE has been working closely with Local Authorities and members of the events industry to revise the HS(G) 195 guidance, ‘A guide to health, safety & welfare at music and similar events’. Please submit comments by Friday, 11 November 2011.

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Safety breach led to teenager’s fairground trauma

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A fairground attendant has been in court after a teenage girl plunged head-first onto concrete when a restraint bar opened on the ride she was on at a York carnival.

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Top 10 bizarre health and safety ‘bans’

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Health and safety legislation exists to protect people from real risks at, or connected with, work. But it can be hard to see this from some of the stories that are reported. Here are 10 of the most bizarre health bans or restrictions spotted in media coverage by HSE over the last year.

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Minister responds to Butlins’ decisions to ban dogems for ‘health and safety reasons’

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP, Minister for Employment’s response

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