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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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Council road sweeper kills biker

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Sevenoaks District Council pleaded guilty to safety failings after a member of the public was killed when he collided with a road sweeper.

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Care provider prosecuted after disabled man died from severe scalding

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Ark Housing Association Limited has been prosecuted after a 60-year-old man suffered severe scalding after being lowered into a bath of hot water and later died.

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Company fined after scaffolding blown over during dismantling

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

A scaffolding company was fined after scaffolding hit a bus and pedestrians when it blew over during dismantling

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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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First aid at work – training provision survey

Friday, November 13, 2015

The requirement for HSE to approve first aid training providers and qualifications was removed in October 2013. To help review the impact of this policy on business we are asking employers to answer a short online survey that should take no more than 10 minutes to complete. The information provided will be completely anonymous.

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Consultation on the transposition of Directive 2013/35/EU (EMF)

Monday, November 2, 2015

This consultation seeks views on the UK’s proposed approach to implement European Directive 2013/35/EU on the minimum health and safety requirements regarding the exposure of workers to the risks arising from physical agents (electromagnetic fields). This consultation ends on 3 December 2015.

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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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HSE releases injury and ill-health statistics 2014/15

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The full statistical report and industry specific data can be found online.

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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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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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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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Playground inspector in court after boy seriously injured in swing collapse

Friday, September 11, 2015

A playground inspector has been fined after a seven-year-old boy suffered life-threatening head injuries when the rope swing he was playing on collapsed.

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Council fined after man killed by swing barrier

Friday, September 11, 2015

North Lincolnshire Council has been fined after a man died when his car drove into a horizontal swing barrier gate to a car park at a sports ground.

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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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Council fined for safety failings after child was injured

Friday, August 28, 2015

Doncaster Council has been fined after an 8-year-old girl suffered multiple injuries, including a fractured hip, when a wooden hoarding was blown onto the pavement during high winds.

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Gloucester firm fined after elderly tenant put at risk from dangerous gas heater

Monday, August 17, 2015

A Gloucester firm has been sentenced for safety failings after refurbishment work on her home left an elderly tenant at risk from a dangerous gas heater.

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RR1057 – Supervisor and team leader competence in roadside waste and recycling collection

Friday, August 14, 2015

The aim of the project was to identify the competencies required for roadside waste and recycling collection supervisors/team leaders to manage the health and safety of their crews, and to ascertain whether current training provided an adequate basis for these competencies to be developed.

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