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Category: Education

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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Contractor fined after worker injured in cable strike

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

A Helensburgh-based contracting company has been fined after a worker hit an underground cable and suffered burns to his hands and face whilst working on a primary school refurbishment project.

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Company fined for safety failings when dealing with asbestos at a school

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

An Oxford based company has been fined after disturbing asbestos insulation board (AIB) at a school.

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College fined after tree felling injury

Thursday, January 28, 2016

A college in Surrey has been fined after a student was struck on the leg by a tree as it was being felled.

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School fined after pupil paralysed when swing collapsed

Friday, January 15, 2016

A Hertfordshire school has been fined for safety failings after a pupil suffered permanent paralysis when a swing collapsed.

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School in court over science experiment injury

Monday, January 11, 2016

A chemistry laboratory technician lost parts of three fingers and sustained a serious internal injury while preparing a highly sensitive explosive for use in a ‘fireworks’ demonstration to a class of children.

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Charitable trust and contractor fined for asbestos safety failings

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

 A charitable trust and a contractor it employed has been fined for safety failings after disturbing asbestos and continuing to work in a building. 

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RR1062 – Health and safety in schools: exploring the perceptions of HSE’s communications to promote and support sensible risk management

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

This research was commissioned to explore the viewpoints of school staff responsible for managing day-to-day health and safety in schools. This study explored what guidance schools use to support their management of health and safety and, in particular, examined how HSE’s education-specific materials were used.

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Unlicensed company removes asbestos ceiling from school

Thursday, December 3, 2015

A construction firm removed an asbestos ceiling in a school despite not being legally approved to do the work.

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Health and safety at work – Vital statistics 2015 poster

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

To tie in with the 2015 health and safety statistics release, this new poster visualises the key elements in an infographic style. Order your copy from HSE Books.

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HSE is recruiting for the role of HM Inspector of Health and Safety

Monday, September 7, 2015

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a world-class health and safety regulator. Various locations across Great Britain – apply now. Close date for applications, Friday 25 September 2015.

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Councils sentenced over safety breaches in Stonehaven pool incident

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Two Scottish councils were fined today after an incident in which a child was found at the bottom of a local swimming pool. 

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Heating engineers in court over asbestos

Friday, July 31, 2015

A Stockport heating engineering firm were sentenced after two of its engineers were exposed to asbestos while working at a Manchester school. 

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County Council in court after schoolboy severs finger in class

Monday, July 13, 2015

North Yorkshire County Council has been prosecuted after a 14-year-old boy needed a finger amputated after it got tangled in a lathe during a lesson at Knaresborough’s King James’ School.

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Man breaks legs at dance academy in lift shaft fall

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) has been sentenced after a member of the public fell into a vacant lift shaft.

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Halifax firm fined over explosion at primary school

Monday, June 8, 2015

A gas servicing firm in Halifax has been prosecuted for safety failings after an explosion in the boiler room of a local primary school.

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Sentences after tree-felling incident leaves worker in wheelchair

Friday, June 5, 2015

A school operator and a cleaning contractor have both been fined, after a man sustained permanent spinal injuries while felling a tree on school grounds in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.

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Cheshire firm in court after workers potentially exposed to asbestos

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

A laboratory design and installation specialist has been fined after exposing workers, pupils and teachers to asbestos material at a school in Suffolk.

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Kent boys’ school fined over pupil’s head injuries

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The governors of a boys’ school in Tonbridge have been prosecuted after a 14-year-old pupil was severely injured when he was hit by a shot put thrown by another boy.

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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.

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