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Category: Fire and rescue services

Consultation launched on Dangerous Substances in Harbour Areas Regulations

Friday, October 30, 2015

HSE is currently consulting on proposals to replace the Dangerous Substances in Harbour Areas Regulations 1987 (DSHAR) with new shorter and up to date regulations and is also seeking views on a new shorter Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) to support the regulations. Consultation began on 28 October and closes on 23 December 2015.

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Fire and Rescue Services Open Day – HSL Buxton, 17 November 2015

Monday, October 19, 2015

HSL undertakes a variety of scientific and engineering work related to fire fighters. This open day is an opportunity for you to come and meet our experts and discuss common issues.

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Turban-wearing Sikhs – extension of head protection exemption

Friday, October 2, 2015

The exemption for turban-wearing Sikhs from the need to wear head protection has been extended from construction sites to all workplaces, with some limited exceptions. The change applies solely to turban-wearing Sikhs and relates to head protection only.

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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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HSE statement following sentencing of Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

Friday, March 20, 2015

Statement following the sentencing of Scottish Fire and Rescue Service at Edinburgh High Court in relation to the death of firefighter Ewan Williamson in 2009.

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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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HSE51 – Regulation of health and safety at work

Thursday, August 7, 2014

HSE has published a document that explains the main features of the regulatory approach taken by HSE and local authorities to improve standards in health and safety performance. The document will be of interest to businesses regulated by HSE and local authorities, as well as others working in health and safety.

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Cotswold Airfield Operator prosecuted following fire-fighter’s death

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Kemble Air Services Ltd, the operator of Cotswold Airfield, has been fined for safety failings after an experienced fire-fighter was killed while moving a pressurised gas cylinder.

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Fire fighters industrial action – advice for businesses

Monday, October 28, 2013

The Fire Brigade Union (FBU) have announced their intention to take further strike action. The strikes will take place in England and Wales only on Friday 1 November 2013 from 1830 to 2300 and on Monday 4 November from 0600 to 0800.

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Advice for businesses during fire fighters industrial action

Sunday, October 13, 2013

The Fire Brigade Union (FBU) have announced their intention to take further strike action. The second strike will commence in England and Wales only on 19 October 2013 from 6.30pm to 11.30pm.

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HSE unveils changes to reporting requirements

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has formally implemented changes to simplify the mandatory reporting of workplace injuries for businesses.

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Fire fighters industrial action – advice for businesses

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Fire Brigade Union (FBU) have announced their intention to take strike action, the first strike will commence in England and Wales only on 25 September 2013 from midday to 4.00pm.

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Health surveillance guidance for employers

Monday, March 18, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published new guidelines on health surveillance, which may be needed if there is a risk that workers could be exposed to chemicals or other hazardous substances likely to harm their health.

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HSE Work-related Deaths Protocol revised

Friday, November 2, 2012

Sets out the protocols and liaison arrangements between HSE and other regulators involved in investigating any work-related death.

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First aid at work – public consultation

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Proposals to remove HSE’s approval of first aid training providers – have your say by 3 December.

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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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HSE responds to The Telegraph article – “Sir Paul Stephenson: let us risk our lives”

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

HSE Chair Judith Hackitt’s response

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Heroism in the fire and rescue service

Thursday, March 31, 2011

HSE fully endorses the recommendation in Common Sense, Common Safety that individual firefighters should not be at risk of investigation or prosecution, under health and safety law, if they have put themselves at risk as a result of a heroic act.  This guidance outlines how HSE defines heroism and explains how HSE will deal with […]

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HSE responds to Daily Mail article on firefighter safety

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Paul Stollard, HSE’s Director for Scotland responds to Daily Mail article “We’re held back by health and safety, says fire chief”

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HSE publishes new guidance on fire safety in construction

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

HSE has today published revised guidance on “Fire Safety in Construction”.

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