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CDM 2015: Introduction to the role of the Principal Designer – London, 5 November 2015

Monday, September 28, 2015

This HSL run event provides an introduction to this new role and is aimed at designers, clients, contractors and/or individuals who may take on, or want to understand the principal designer function, particularly for small to medium-sized projects.

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Preventing dermatitis and dermal exposure – Buxton (HSL), 22 October 2015

Monday, September 28, 2015

Dermatitis and other diseases occur in many industries, and skin can be an important route of entry of chemicals into the rest of the body. This course will show you how to identify and assess the risks, and how to control those risks to prevent harm.

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Managing asbestos in domestic and non-domestic premises – Buxton (HSL), 19 October 2015

Friday, September 25, 2015

This one-day course gives you the knowledge to manage asbestos in non-domestic premises to the standards required by Regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR 2012). The course information is also applicable to the management of ‘domestic premises’, such as landlords’ duties for rented accommodation.

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Manufacturing company fined after worker injured in machinery

Friday, September 25, 2015

A Hampshire metal manufacturing company has been fined for safety failings after an employee suffered an injury to his hand.

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Chemical firm in court after explosion blows hole in factory

Friday, September 25, 2015

A chemical firm has been fined after a hydrogen explosion blew a vessel lid through a factory roof, leaving a worker with minor injuries.

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Roofing firm and senior manager fined for safety failings

Friday, September 25, 2015

A roofing firm and a senior manager of the company have been fined for safety failings after an employee suffered life changing injuries when he fell through a fragile roof. 

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RR1066 – The use and non-use of seat belts in the operation of forward tipping dumpers

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

A proportion of forward tipping dumper (FTD) operators choose to operate without wearing a seat belt, increasing their risk of death or serious injury should the machine overturn. This research aimed to better understand the reasons why some FTD operators choose not to wear their seat belt.

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Annual offshore statistics and regulatory activity report 2014/2015

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

This annual report provides details of offshore accidents, dangerous occurrences and ill health reported to HSE under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) from 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015 and HSE’s regulatory activity.

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Three year old child hurt in fairground ride

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

A three year old child suffered a serious injury to his hand when it was caught between the wheels and the track of a children’s fairground train ride at an annual event called the ‘Shiremoor Treat’.

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Cheshire builder in court over absence of welfare facilities

Monday, September 21, 2015

A Cheshire building contractor, Phillip Affleck, has been fined for serious health breaches and lack of welfare facilities on a Culcheth building site.

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Altrincham building contractor sentenced over multiple safety failings

Monday, September 21, 2015

A Cheshire builder has been sentenced after pleading guilty to multiple health and safety issues at a site in Altrincham where he was carrying out a shop conversion into three apartments.

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Company sentenced after employee received electric shock

Monday, September 21, 2015

Berneslai Homes Ltd has been fined following an investigation by the Health and Safety Executive into safety standards during maintenance work of council owned domestic properties.

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Safety alert – Catastrophic failure of a pipework clamp connector

Monday, September 21, 2015

This safety alert highlights the issue of inadequate material properties of small diameter clamp connectors and the potential for sudden brittle failure following an incident which occurred on an offshore production platform where a 1” diameter Vector ‘Techlok’ pipework clamp connector catastrophically failed causing a gas release.

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Heating engineer fined after homeowners put at risk of asbestos exposure

Friday, September 18, 2015

A self employed heating engineer has been fined after removing asbestos lagged pipework in a domestic property with no precautions to prevent exposure to asbestos fibres.

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Scaffolder’s serious safety failings captured on film by horrified passer-by

Thursday, September 17, 2015

A scaffolder has been prosecuted after he repeatedly allowed unsafe work at height to be carried out on a busy London street.

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CRD event: Biocide Chemistry Workshop – York, 22 October 2015

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Workshop focusing on key areas of the chemistry risk assessment for biocides. Aim of event will be to provide training and guidance, via presentations and practical workshops, on the chemistry risk assessment for biocides regulated under the new regulation 528/2012. Apply by 24 September 2015.

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SIESO 21: Complacency Today – Disaster Tomorrow – Manchester, 12 October 2015

Thursday, September 17, 2015

While SIESO 21 still has a vital input from the Competent Authorities on COMAH, it also addresses a wider range of topics that will be of interest to all whose task it is to prevent, prepare for, and ultimately manage major incidents. HSE will be at the event to present the latest information about COMAH 2015.

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The national food and drink manufacturing conference – Kenilworth, 6-7 October 2015

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

The national food and drink manufacturing conference explores fresh ways to address the most pressing health and safety issues that affect the industry. The conference sessions provide ideas and guidance to help you deliver sensible, pragmatic and effective health and safety in your organisation, reduce the number of accidents and, in turn, improve performance.

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Court fine after worker severely injures fingers at abattoir

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

A company which processes and distributes meat for retail catering and wholesale sectors has been fined after an employee suffered severe injuries to the fingers of his left hand when they came into contact with a band saw.

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COPR product approvals – August 2015

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Products granted by HSE under the Control of Pesticides Regulations (COPR) in August 2015, and amendments to existing approvals.

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