Social media

Javascript is required to use HSE website social media functionality.

Category: Motor vehicle repair

Motor vehicle repair company fined after work experience student crushed by vehicle

Thursday, June 9, 2016

A motor vehicle repair company was fined after a 27 year old man gaining work experience at the garage, was crushed to death by a vehicle.

Read more

Firm fined £1million after young worker killed by exploding tyre

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

A Kent tyre company has been sentenced for safety failings after 21-year-old Matthew Hoare, from Canterbury was killed when a tyre exploded.

Read more

Accident repair company fined for failure to comply

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

An accident repair company has been fined after it failed to comply with an improvement notice.

Read more

Worker suffers loss of eye in explosion while inflating tyre

Thursday, November 19, 2015

An Essex-based company which sells and services agricultural machinery has been fined £750,000 after an incident which left a worker permanently blind in one eye.

Read more

Consultation on the transposition of Directive 2013/35/EU (EMF)

Monday, November 2, 2015

This consultation seeks views on the UK’s proposed approach to implement European Directive 2013/35/EU on the minimum health and safety requirements regarding the exposure of workers to the risks arising from physical agents (electromagnetic fields). This consultation ends on 3 December 2015.

Read more

Firm sentenced after worker dies after inhaling paint stripper

Friday, October 30, 2015

An employer has been fined after a worker died after inhaling fumes while cleaning a chemical stripping paint tank at a motor vehicle repair company. 

Read more

HSE releases injury and ill-health statistics 2014/15

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The full statistical report and industry specific data can be found online.

Read more

RR1064 – Investigation into exposure when the visor of air fed RPE is raised during spraying

Monday, September 14, 2015

Air-fed visors (AFV) are used within the motor vehicle repair trade for protection against exposure to isocyanate paints. It is common practice for paint sprayers to flip-up the visor of their AFV immediately after spraying. The aim of this project was to determine the reduction in protection and potential increase in exposure when the visor is lifted.

Read more

Employee severely injures leg at HGV spray painting company

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

A HGV spray painting company has been fined for safety failings that led to a worker sustaining a serious fracture to his left leg.

Read more

Car body repair company fined for failing to comply with improvement notices

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

The owner of a car body repair company has been fined for failing to comply with two improvement notices.

Read more

RR1012 – Process evaluation of the Long Latency Health Risks Division (LLHRD) vocational training interventions

Monday, July 6, 2015

Three vocational education and training-based (VET) learning products/materials were developed in order to raise awareness of long latency respiratory health risks in three of the high risk vocational areas affected by these issues. The aims of the study were to explore how the VET materials can be implemented, and the perceived effectiveness of the implementation.

Read more

Coach builder’s ‘reckless disregard’ for workers’ health

Monday, June 22, 2015

 National bus and coach builder Alexander Dennis Ltd. has been fined after it ignored multiple warnings about dangers to its workers’ health from overuse of hand-held power tools. 

Read more

New COSHH essentials e-tool launched

Monday, June 1, 2015

A new and improved COSHH e-tool has been launched. Enhancements include the incorporation of Hazard (H) statements to comply with CLP Regulations in line with the Global Harmonisation System (GHS) of classification and labelling.

Read more

Free-to-download Safety Wizard app

Friday, February 20, 2015

A developer has launched a free-to-download health and safety app to help small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) manage common workplace risks. The ‘SME Safety Wizard app’ is structured around HSE’s Toolbox guidance.

Read more

Safe use of Acetylene – new regulations come into force

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Acetylene Safety Regulations 2014 (ASR 2014) came into force on 1 October 2014. The hazards posed by acetylene gas is not fully addressed by DSEAR and so additional legal requirements for its safe use is provided by the ASR 2014 to consolidate and modernise existing legislation.

Read more

Storing petrol safely – new regulations come into force

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Petroleum (Consolidation) Regulations 2014 (PCR) came into force on 1 October 2014 updating and replacing all previous legislation on petrol storage. They apply to workplaces that store petrol where petrol is dispensed and non-workplace premises storing petrol, for example at private homes or at clubs/associations.

Read more

Working safely with acetylene – revised publication

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Download or buy online – This leaflet provides guidance on the fire and explosion hazards of acetylene. It is for people who use acetylene for welding, cutting and similar processes and will help them comply with their duties under the Health and Safety at Work Act and the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations.

Read more

Proposals to amend safety of pressure systems ACOP

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Public consultation runs from 1 September to 13 October 2014 – have your say on the revised version of the ACOP relating to the Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000 – L122 (PSSR ACOP). The consultation asks specific questions on the new format of the ACOP.

Read more

Risk assessments – A brief guide to controlling risks in the workplace

Friday, August 29, 2014

HSE has revised and simplified the 5 Steps. INDG163 ‘Risk assessment – A brief guide to controlling risks in the workplace’ clearly outlines what businesses need to do to assess their workplace risks without creating mountains of meaningless paperwork.

Read more

HSE51 – Regulation of health and safety at work

Thursday, August 7, 2014

HSE has published a document that explains the main features of the regulatory approach taken by HSE and local authorities to improve standards in health and safety performance. The document will be of interest to businesses regulated by HSE and local authorities, as well as others working in health and safety.

Read more

Page 1 of 712345...Last »