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Firm fined for unsafe Oxfordshire scaffolds

Monday, February 3, 2014

A scaffolding firm has been fined for dangerous scaffold installations at sites in Wantage and Oxford.

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Legionnaires’ disease: The hidden killer in water systems – Harrogate, 26 February 2014

Monday, February 3, 2014

This ‘Free’ event is primarily aimed at SME’s such as hotels, guest houses, caravan parks, care providers, residential and nursing homes, leisure facilities, schools etc. but will be of interest to any business where there is a reasonably foreseeable legionella risk from your water systems.

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Work at height – new microsite launched

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

This new site shows what you, as an employer, need to do to protect your employees when they work at height. It replaces the guidance previously available in our Falls microsite.

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Overhaul of guidance to help 10 million working at height

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has overhauled its guidance for working at height, setting out in clear, simple terms what to do and what not to do – and debunking common myths that can confuse and mislead employers.

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HSE responds to Morpeth Herald article; Health and Safety madness risks lives

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

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Consultation on proposal to extend head-protection exemption to turban-wearing Sikhs

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

HSE is proposing to make an amendment to extend the exemption in the Employment Act 1989, S11 so that turban wearing Sikhs in any industry will be exempt from the need to wear head-protection. Consultation began on 27 January 2014 and will end on 7 February 2014.

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Legionella duty holder events – last chance to book your place

Monday, January 27, 2014

HSE and the Legionella Control Association are running a series of joint dutyholder events taking place early 2014 in Newcastle, London and Birmingham. Book your place now.

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Health and safety law poster – reminder to display new version by April 2014

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The new 2009 health and safety law poster replaces the version published in April 1999 and must be displayed from 5 April 2014. As well as a download, the new 2009 leaflet is also available as a pocket card and replaces the leaflet published in 1999.

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Bristol City Council prosecuted after worker thrown from tractor

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Bristol City Council has been fined for safety failings after a park keeper suffered serious injuries when she was thrown from a tractor as it overturned.

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Trees, grounds and caterpillars – Santon Downham, 26 February 2014

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Free event –  includes: summary of current issues, development, content and status of the national standard, perspectives from expert speakers and practical demonstrations of best practice combined with hazard-spotting exercises.

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Surrey firm in court after asbestos find at girls’ school

Monday, January 13, 2014

A building contractor has been fined for ignoring asbestos safety rules after the potentially deadly material was discovered in a basement area at the independent Woldingham girls’ school in Caterham.

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Carriage owner sentenced to community service after country fair death

Monday, January 13, 2014

The owner of a horse and carriage ride has been sentenced to 200 hours of community service after a grandmother died as a result of being struck by a runaway horse at a Suffolk country fair.

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Managing health and safety in civic amenity sites

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

This guidance gives advice about health and safety management at household waste and recycling centres.

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Health and safety in procurement – Pontefract, 29 January 2014

Friday, December 20, 2013

IOSH event for anyone in the public sector responsible for health and safety or service procurement, PSG members and colleagues in Healthcare, Education, Environment and Waste Management Groups. Ruth Sleigh, Health and Safety Executive, will be presenting on the HSE perspective.

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Council fined after worker suffered severe life changing injuries

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

South Lanarkshire Council has been fined after a driver suffered severe abdominal crush injuries when he was trapped between the lifting hoist and the side of a refuse vehicle.

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Leisure centre operator fined after child suffered burns

Friday, December 6, 2013

The operator of an Essex leisure centre has been fined after a two and a half year-old boy suffered severe burns in the changing area of the centre’s swimming pool.

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Introducing special edition eBulletins… sensible risk in local government

Monday, December 2, 2013

Subscribers to HSE’s Local Government eBulletin will receive a special edition two weeks from now, featuring articles on managing risk sensibly. HSE will send out 3-4 of these supplements a year, to help local authorities to focus on genuine risk and to challenge myths and misunderstandings (see new Myth Buster Map).

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Care home owner fined for putting residents at risk at Dagenham home

Thursday, November 28, 2013

A national care home operator has been fined for safety failings at an east London care home.

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Are there legionella risks in your workplace? – LCA/HSE Duty Holder Events, February – April 2014

Thursday, November 28, 2013

As a dutyholder you are responsible for complying with health and safety and taking responsibility for managing those risks. Find out all you need to know about legionella control and prevention at any of the HSE and Legionella Control Association (LCA) stakeholder events taking place during February, March and April 2014.

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Practical advice on controlling legionella bacteria in water systems

Monday, November 25, 2013

Health and safety information on managing and controlling legionella bacteria in water systems has been updated and clarified.

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