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Safety alert – ‘Norfolk Range’ large wheeled dry powder fire extinguishers manufactured before 2009

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Norfolk Range large dry powder fire extinguishers, manufactured before 2009 by UK Fire International Ltd, may be affected by moisture ingress at a threaded joint at the base of the unit, rendering the unit inoperable.

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Safety alert – Tower crane slew brakes

Friday, October 31, 2014

HSE investigations into the collapse of two tower crane jibs has identified that there were problems with adequate maintenance of the slew brake release mechanisms. This alert is to advise owners and users of steps to be taken to ensure that tower crane slew brake release mechanisms are maintained in efficient working order.

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HSE Safety Alert – Preventing catastrophic failure of luffing jib tower cranes in high winds

Friday, February 21, 2014

Following the recent collapse of three luffing jib tower cranes in high winds, HSE is making this information available to tower crane users as supplementary guidance to that contained in BS7121 Part 5:2006, Code of practice for safe use of cranes -Tower cranes. This information is issued without prejudice to any ongoing investigations. HSE is […]

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Health and safety law poster – reminder to display new version by April 2014

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The new 2009 health and safety law poster replaces the version published in April 1999 and must be displayed from 5 April 2014. As well as a download, the new 2009 leaflet is also available as a pocket card and replaces the leaflet published in 1999.

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Public consultation on the request for consent to decommission Wylfa nuclear power station

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) is holding a formal 3-month consultation period in order to provide the opportunity for interested parties to comment upon Wylfa’s application and decommissioning project.

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New contract opportunity – Provision of crisis management training

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is inviting proposals from individuals and/or organisations to provide crisis management training for staff working in its agency, the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR).

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ONR grants nuclear site licence for new UK power station

Monday, November 26, 2012

The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has granted the first new site licence for a UK nuclear power station in 25 years. NNB Generation Company (NNB GenCo) is proposing to build a new nuclear power station in Somerset.

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Firm prosecuted after worker loses leg at nuclear site

Monday, October 8, 2012

A building maintenance firm has been sentenced after one of its employees lost a leg when he was run over by a cherry picker at a nuclear site in Cumbria.

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RR946 – Age related changes and safety critical work: Identification of tools and a review of the literature

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The removal of a compulsory retirement age may have implications for health and safety at work, and as such is a cross-cutting issue for HSE. This piece of work has aimed to assess existing evidence on age related changes in performance and safety critical work, identify tools that assist dutyholders to assess human function and […]

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Office for Nuclear Regulation Inspector vacancies

Monday, September 17, 2012

Posts are available within the ONR across various disciplines. There is no close date for this vacancy.

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ONR publishes Quarterly News – Q1 2012/13

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

ONR has published its latest edition of Quarterly News, reflecting the key themes and developments in each programme from April – June 2012.

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Public consultation on ONR’s interpretation of ‘bulk quantities’ of radioactive matter – supplementary

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

This consultation is supplementary to an earlier consultation by the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) on the definition, in relation to storage of radioactive matter of ‘Bulk Quantities’ for the purposes of section 1(1)(b) of the Nuclear Installations Act 1965 and the Nuclear Installations Regulations 1971. ONR is now considering a revision to its earlier […]

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ONR vacancy: Project Planner

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Job vacancy details are now available for the post within the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR), based in Bootle, Merseyside (Cheltenham may be considered as a location) – as Project Planner.

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ONR vacancy: Programme Manager

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Job vacancy details are now available for the post within the Office for Nuclear Regulation, based in Bootle, Merseyside (Cheltenham may be considered as a location) – as Programme Manager.

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LLC Q1 2012 report Capenhurst – Urenco UK Limited

Monday, April 30, 2012

Nuclear Local Liaison Committee Quarterly report for the period 1 January to 30 March 2012 (Q1) for Capenhurst – Urenco UK Limited

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LLC Q1 2012 report Springfields Fuels Limited

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Nuclear Local Liaison Committee quarterly report for the period 1 January to 31 March 2012 (Q1) for Springfields Fuels Limited is now available online.

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LLC Q1 2012 report – Rosyth Royal Dockyard

Friday, April 20, 2012

Nuclear Local Liaison Committee (LLC) quarterly report for the period 1 January – 31 March 2012 (Q1) for Rosyth Royal Dockyard, now available online.

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LLC Q4 2011 report – Rosyth Royal Dockyard

Friday, April 20, 2012

Nuclear Local Liaison Committee (LLC) quarterly report for the period 1 October – 31 December 2011 (Q4) for Rosyth Royal Dockyard, now available online.

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ONR quarterly news update January – March 2012 (Quarter 4)

Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Quarterly News from the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) is part of its efforts to carry out its work with greater openness and transparency. In the ‘Quarter 4′  update we cover: ONR corporate update, Fukushima – one year on, New reporting arrangements…

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Nuclear Project Assessment Reports (PARs) – Devonport Royal Dockyard

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Project assessment reports for Devonport Royal Dockyard [Nuclear Site Licence 50B] are now available online: Request for agreement to implement the Interim Safety Justification (ISJ) solely for the docking of HMS Torbay in 15 Dock; Agreement to implement two Category A modifications on existing plant in the Submarine Refit Complex.

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