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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.

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Macclesfield firm in court over worker’s drill injury

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

A Macclesfield manufacturer has been fined for safety failings after a worker’s hand became entangled around a factory drill.

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Explosives – new regulations come into force

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The new Explosives Regulations 2014 (ER 2014) came into force on 1 October 2014. HSE has worked with stakeholders since 2010 to review existing health and safety related explosives legislation. ER 2014 consolidates and therefore revokes a number of existing explosives regulations.

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NHS Trust fined after patient paralysed

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has been fined for safety failings after a vulnerable mental health patient was left paralysed after diving off a roof.

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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.

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Explosives Regulations 2014: Security provisions – Guidance on Regulations (L151)

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Explosives Regulations 2014 came into force on 1 October 2014. The guidance in this publication now applies. It is for anyone who has duties under the security provisions of the Explosives Regulations 2014, particularly employers, private individuals and other people manufacturing explosives, storing larger quantities of explosives or storing explosives that present higher hazards.

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Explosives Regulations 2014: Safety provisions – Guidance on Regulations (L150)

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Explosives Regulations 2014 came into force on 1 October 2014. This guidance now applies. It is for anyone who has duties under the safety provisions of the Explosives Regulations 2014, particularly employers, private individuals and other people manufacturing explosives, storing larger quantities of explosives or storing explosives that present higher hazards.

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Gas fitter sentenced after illegally removing boiler

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A Suffolk-based self-employed builder has been given a prison sentence and community service after leaving a householder in danger when he left a gas supply pipe open and uncapped after illegally removing a boiler as part of a central heating installation project.

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Safer sites – targeted inspection initiative September 2014

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

‘Health as well as safety’ is the message during this year’s Construction Initiative as poor standards and unsafe practices on Britain’s building sites are targeted. From 22 September until 17 October, HSE Construction Inspectors will carry out unannounced visits to sites where refurbishment projects or repair works are underway.

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Rolls Royce fined for loss of radioactive source

Monday, September 29, 2014

Rolls Royce Marine Power Operations Ltd has been fined £200,000 and ordered to pay costs of £176,500 following the loss of a radioactive source at its plant in Derby.

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Beyond KP4: Engineered Composite Repairs, Failure Analysis, Validated Finite Element Modelling – Aberdeen, 6 November 2014

Friday, September 26, 2014

If your role is concerned with asset integrity or life extension in the offshore industry you are invited to the second in a series of one-day workshops to help operators address some of the key issues arising from the KP4 programme.

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Salford recycling firm sentenced over worker’s crushed leg

Friday, September 26, 2014

A recycling firm has appeared in court after an employee almost lost his right leg when it became trapped in a machine at a Swinton factory.

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Wirral builder photographed risking lives

Friday, September 26, 2014

A Wirral builder was caught on camera risking the lives of his workers on a house roof, a court has heard. 

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CDM & HSE Construction Policies Update – Birmingham, 13 October 2014

Friday, September 26, 2014

Meeting of Birmingham Health, Safety and Environment Association. Includes a presentation ‘CDM & HSE Construction Policies Update’ by Gordon Crick, HM Inspector of Health and Safety, HSE.

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Moray firm in court over worker’s fractured skull

Thursday, September 25, 2014

An Aberlour-based haulage firm has been fined for safety failings after a worker was seriously injured when an unsecured barrel fell from a lorry onto his head.

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Basingstoke company in court after worker crushed

Thursday, September 25, 2014

A Basingstoke engineering firm has been sentenced for safety breaches that led to a 42-year-old man being crushed between a telehandler and a steel post at a workshop in West Drayton.

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Elderly woman died after suffering burns in nursing home bath

Thursday, September 25, 2014

A nursing home in Deeside has been fined for breaching safety laws after an 88-year-old resident suffered nine per cent burns to her body when she was lowered into a bath of scalding hot water.

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Home improvement company fined for potentially lethal work

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Two partners in a home improvement company have been fined after building work at a house exposed a woman and her foster children to the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

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Council sentenced after litter picker struck by car

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Manchester City Council has been fined £15,000 after a worker suffered serious injuries whilst litter picking on a city road. 

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Safety alert – Hydraulic injection injury

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The purpose of this safety alert is to raise awareness of the risks from hydraulic injection injury, after a maintenance fitter died from hydraulic injection injury sustained whilst tensioning the track of a piling rig.

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