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Case 410 – Children at a school have been banned from eating pack lunches outside

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Children at a school have been banned from eating pack lunches outside allegedly due to health and safety

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IOSH National Safety and Health Conference – 14 Sept 2017, Nottingham

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

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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Health and safety events focus on sectors

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Great Britain’s independent safety and health regulator is holding a series of events across the country to look at what businesses can do to look after people at work.

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HSE issues MOD with Crown Censure over driver death

Friday, March 3, 2017

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has been issued with a Crown Censure by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after an agency driver, working for the MoD, was fatally injured by a reversing vehicle.

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London council fined after school injury

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Islington Borough Council has been sentenced after admitting a role in an incident at a London school where a boy was left with serious hand injuries. 

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Health and Safety Executive (HSE) review of the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA)

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

HSE are seeking the views of those with an interest in adventure activities, including schools which use or would like to use activity providers. You can take part in the consultation by using this link to an online survey https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/AALAsurvey .

Responses are required by 5pm on 15 February 2017.

You can find out more about AALA which was created in April 1996 in response to the Lyme Bay Tragedy at http://www.hse.gov.uk/aala/ .

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Hospital fined after safety failings led to dementia patient’s death

Monday, November 28, 2016

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust has been fined £366,000 after the death of a patient on a specialist dementia ward.

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Council fined £250,000 for not protecting workers health

Friday, November 18, 2016

Thanet District Council has been fined after a worker was left with permanent injured after being diagnosed with hard arm vibration (HAV).

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HSL: CIEH Conversion from Level 3 Award in Training Principles and Practice (TPP) to Level 3 Award in Education and Training – HSL Buxton, 2-3 Nov 2016

Thursday, October 6, 2016

HSL is to run a 2 day CIEH TPP to EAT Conversion Course – this course is open to those people who already have the CIEH TPP qualification.  

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HSE issues MOD with Crown Censure over soldier death

Thursday, September 29, 2016

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has been issued with a Crown Censure by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after a soldier died when he was shot in the neck on a training exercise.

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HSL: COMAH Compliance for Lower Tier Establishments – HSL Buxton, 18 Oct 2016

Friday, September 16, 2016

This course identifies the COMAH duties for Lower Tier establishments and what needs to be done to comply with them. It also explains the duties that fall to the Competent Authority (CA) and Local Government.

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School fined for safety failings at summer camp

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

A School in Canterbury, has been fined for safety failings at a summer activity camp.

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HSE jobs – Trainee Inspectors of Health and Safety – National

Monday, September 5, 2016

The current recruitment for trainee inspectors is closed, however, see if you could be right for the role?”

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Essex school fined after refurbishment disturbs asbestos

Friday, July 22, 2016

An Essex school has been fined after poorly-planned and managed refurbishment and maintenance activities exposed school staff and others to asbestos.

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Support Worker sentenced after severely disabled woman choked and died

Friday, July 8, 2016

A senior support worker from Leeds was sentenced after a severely disabled woman choked and later died while in her care

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Annual workplace fatality statistics published

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Provisional annual data for work-related fatal accidents in Great Britain’s workplaces has been released today.

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Healthcare company fined after death of elderly resident

Thursday, June 30, 2016

A care home company based in Middlesex has been fined after an elderly resident of a Surrey home died from scalding injuries.

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Worker fatally crushed by refuse collection vehicle – firms fined £815,000

Friday, June 10, 2016

Two companies were fined a total of £815,000 after a worker and father-to-be was crushed to death in Lancashire by a refuse collection vehicle.

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Sharps inspection initiative 2015/16: Summary of findings

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

An inspection initiative was carried out in 2015/16 to identify any common causes of non-compliance with legislation designed to protect staff from the risk of exposure to blood borne viruses. A summary document – Prevention and management of sharps injuries: Inspection of NHS Organisations – describes the findings.

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Ban on throwing mortar boards is a tired health and safety myth

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

A number of media outlets have reported today (Wednesday 18 May 2016) that a university plans to ban their students  from throwing mortar boards in the air on graduation day for health and safety reasons. HSE has provided a response to this age-old myth:

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