HSE RSS feeds » Industry http://news.hse.gov.uk News and updates about health and safety from the Health and Safety Executive Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:27:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2 Updated online Asbestos Essentials for Non-Licensed work with asbestos http://www.hse.gov.uk/asbestos/essentials http://www.hse.gov.uk/asbestos/essentials#comments Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:27:30 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=58146 Asbestos Essentials online task sheets provide information for those in the building maintenance and allied trades on safe work with asbestos.  The suite of free-to-download HSE Asbestos Essentials task sheets has been reviewed and updated.  There is more emphasis on the importance of appropriate information, instruction and training. The sheets now indicate whether specific tasks are likely to be Non-Licensed or Notifiable Non-Licensed work (or when work requires the services of a licensed contractor).  A revised edition of the hard copy priced publication, HSG210, will be available at a later date.

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Case 411 – Safety pins on swimming pool locker keys http://hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2017/case411-safety-pins-swimming-pool-locker-keys.htm http://hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2017/case411-safety-pins-swimming-pool-locker-keys.htm#comments Fri, 15 Sep 2017 08:46:35 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=58134 A swimming pool operator has removed safety pins from their locker keys on H&S grounds

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Case 410 – Children at a school have been banned from eating pack lunches outside http://hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2017/case410-children-banned-pack-lunches.htm http://hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2017/case410-children-banned-pack-lunches.htm#comments Thu, 14 Sep 2017 13:31:21 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=58132 Children at a school have been banned from eating pack lunches outside allegedly due to health and safety

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HSL: Hazardous Area Classification – Buxton, 19 Oct 2017 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/hazardous-area-classification http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/hazardous-area-classification#comments Mon, 28 Aug 2017 15:40:40 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=58054 This course is designed to provide delegates with the knowledge to carry out straightforward hazardous area classification in accordance with commonly used standards or to act as an intelligent customer when contracting others to deliver this role.

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HSL: Process and Fire Incidents – Buxton, 18-19 Oct 2017 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/process--fire-incidents http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/process--fire-incidents#comments Mon, 28 Aug 2017 15:36:16 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=58052 This two-day course is designed to introduce delegates to lessons learned from a number of significant or high profile incidents involving fires or chemical processes.

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HSL: Measurements of Hazardous Substance Exposures – Buxton, 10 Oct 2017 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/measurement-of-hazardous-substance-exposures http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/measurement-of-hazardous-substance-exposures#comments Mon, 28 Aug 2017 15:11:55 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=58042 This course is designed to give health and safety professionals a clear view of how exposure measurement can help them better understand and control the health risks posed by hazardous substances.

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HSL: COMAH – Technical Aspects of Safety Reports – Buxton, 10-11 Oct 2017 http://https://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/comah---technical-aspects-of-safety-reports http://https://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/comah---technical-aspects-of-safety-reports#comments Mon, 28 Aug 2017 10:27:12 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=58066 This course discusses the technical section of a COMAH safety report which should describe the Design, Construction, Operation, Maintenance and Modification of the COMAH site. The course covers the Process Safety, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Control and Instrumentation and Human Factors aspects which form the technical section of a Safety Report.

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HSL: Slips and Trips-Falls Prevention – Buxton, 31 Oct 2017 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/slips-and-trips---falls-prevention- http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/slips-and-trips---falls-prevention-#comments Mon, 28 Aug 2017 07:58:27 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=58059 This course will help you understand the causes of slips, trips and falls, and highlight successful interventions that offer a great starting point for organisations looking to reduce falls.

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HSL: Practical Management of Local Exhaust Ventilation Controls – BOHS Approved – Buxton, 17 Oct 2017 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/lev---practical-management-of-local-exhaust-ventilation-controls---bohs-approved http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/lev---practical-management-of-local-exhaust-ventilation-controls---bohs-approved#comments Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:58:27 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=58036 The course will demonstrate how to successfully manage LEV systems in order to get effective, efficient, and reliable control of contaminants at least cost.

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HSL: RM³ – Understanding and Using the Risk Management Maturity Model (RM³) – London, 20-21 Sept 2017 https://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/rm³---understanding-and-using-the-risk-management-maturity-model-(rm³)---london https://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/rm³---understanding-and-using-the-risk-management-maturity-model-(rm³)---london#comments Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:07:33 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=58030 HSL is delighted to be collaborating with ORR to deliver training on RM³. HSL’s comprehensive understanding of RM³ and best practice in the field of health & safety risk management across a range of industries, along with our knowledge of regulation puts us in the best position to help you to implement RM³ effectively and achieve excellence in H&S risk management.

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HSL: DSEAR Compliance for Managers and Supervisors – Buxton, 19 Sept 2017 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/dsear-compliance-for-managers-and-supervisors http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/dsear-compliance-for-managers-and-supervisors#comments Tue, 15 Aug 2017 13:52:43 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=58026 This course explains the duties that DSEAR places on employers and the actions needed to comply with them. It focuses particularly on the assessment of risks and the application of controls to both minimise and mitigate those risks.

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HSL: Site and Transport Safety – Buxton, 14 Sept 2017 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/site-and-transport-safety http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/site-and-transport-safety#comments Tue, 15 Aug 2017 13:33:12 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=58024 This course will help you understand the legal requirements of both road traffic law and workplace safety law, how and why things go wrong, and how you can take practicable steps to reduce risk in your business.

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HSL: Machinery Series – Designing & Specifying Safety Related Control Systems – Buxton, 14 Sept 2017 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/machinery-series---designing--specifying-safety-related-control-systems http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/machinery-series---designing--specifying-safety-related-control-systems#comments Tue, 15 Aug 2017 10:21:45 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=58016 This course will help delegates understand how to specify and design safety related control circuits which comply with the requirements of both the Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008 (Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC) and the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations. It explains how these, other regulations and standards are applied to real-life situations, through the use of examples of how to and how not to do it.

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HSL: Machinery Risk Aseessment Essentials – Buxton, 12 Sept 2017 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/machinery-series---machinery-risk-assessment-essentials http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/machinery-series---machinery-risk-assessment-essentials#comments Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:49:41 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=58012 This training course gives delegates practical hands-on experience of conducting a machinery risk assessment using structured techniques which demystify the process given in BS EN ISO 12100: 2010. This course assumes a basic level of understanding of machinery safety such as that given in the machinery safety basics course that takes place on the previous day. Anyone who also needs a thorough understanding of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regs should take this course in combination with the Machinery Safety Basics course held on the previous day.

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HSE: PUWER-Machinery Safety Basics – Buxton, 11 Sept 2017 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/machinery-series---puwer http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/machinery-series---puwer#comments Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:45:37 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=58010 This course covers the activities regulated by the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) and provides delegates with a thorough knowledge of this legislation.  The course will also give practical advice on how to evaluate the safety of existing machines and how to measure and evaluate noise and vibration risks.

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New Waste FAQ – When does LOLER apply to waste and recycling equipment? http://hse.gov.uk/waste/faqs.htm#faq6 http://hse.gov.uk/waste/faqs.htm#faq6#comments Tue, 08 Aug 2017 12:48:22 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=57984 This new FAQ explains how and when LOLER thorough examinations applies to plant and equipment commonly used within the Waste and Recycling Industry.

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EXTENDED EARLY BIRD OFFER – Workplace Healthy Lungs Summit 2017 – Ends 21 Sept 2017 https://www.hsl.gov.uk/healthy-lungs https://www.hsl.gov.uk/healthy-lungs#comments Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:15:34 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=57945 Lung disease remains a serious problem in the workplace. This Summit will describe what HSE is doing about it, what you can do about it, and what science and evidence can tell us.

Early Bird registration up until 21st September 2017 is £350. Standard registration from 22nd September is £425.

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HSL: Taming Tigers: Safety Excellence in Engineering – in partnership with The University of Manchester – 13-14 Sept 2017, https://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-seminars/taming-tigers-safety-excellence-in-engineering---in-partnership-with-the-university-of-manchester https://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-seminars/taming-tigers-safety-excellence-in-engineering---in-partnership-with-the-university-of-manchester#comments Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:06:54 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=57943 In this master class we aim to outline concepts and principles based on engineering and project management good practice. In addition to the subject matter experts from HSE and The University of Manchester, there will be other high profile speakers: Taf Powell – Managing Partner, Corporate Integrity Partnership; and David Warriner – Head of Primary Components Operations Improvement Programme, Rolls-Royce.

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HSE Chair, Martin Temple, talks about his personal connection to farming in support of National Farm Safety Week http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/hse-chair-martin-temple-talks-about-his-personal-connection-to-farming-in-support-of-national-farm-safety-week/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/hse-chair-martin-temple-talks-about-his-personal-connection-to-farming-in-support-of-national-farm-safety-week/#comments Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:27:33 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/hse-chair-martin-temple-talks-about-his-personal-connection-to-farming-in-support-of-national-farm-safety-week/10932 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2017/07/20/hse-chair-martin-temple-talks-about-his-personal-connection-to-farming-in-support-of-national-farm-safety-week/feed/ 0 IOSH National Safety and Health Conference – 14 Sept 2017, Nottingham http://hse.gov.uk/events/iosh.htm http://hse.gov.uk/events/iosh.htm#comments Tue, 18 Jul 2017 11:30:48 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=57930 Enhance your knowledge and debate current issues with a panel of inspiring speakers who will look at occupational health challenges.

It is aimed specifically at those who work in the public, health and social care, education, environmental and waste management sectors.

Keynote speakers include HSE’s Peter Brown, Head of HSE Health and Work Programme.

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