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Category: Entertainment and leisure

Leisure activities eBulletin

Friday, December 23, 2011

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Fairgrounds eBulletin

Friday, December 16, 2011

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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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Girl trapped in swimming pool results in council prosecution

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Castle Point Borough Council has been prosecuted by HSE following an incident where a seven-year old girl was trapped by a water outlet at the Waterside Swimming Pool on Canvey Island.

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National Film and Television School fined after volunteer is paralysed

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The National Film and Television School has been fined after a volunteer was left permanently paralysed after falling 2.25 metres from a mock staircase on set.

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Operator fined after girl thrown from funfair ride

Friday, May 13, 2011

A fairground operator has been sentenced after an 11-year-old girl suffered a serious head wound when she was thrown from a ride at a Birmingham park.

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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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