Simon Longbottom, HSE’s Head of Operations for the East responds to Hertfordshire Mercury article, 9 August 2012.
Category: Public sector
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Pam Waldron, HSE’s Director for Scotland & Northern England’s response
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HSE responds to article in the Ely Standard – “ELY: council refuses to put up charity Aquafest banner over health and safety fears”, 14 June 2012.
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Simon Longbottom, HSE’s Regional Head of Operations’ response.
When working outdoors the weather can have an effect on an individual’s effectiveness and this is not readily managed using just engineering controls. In these circumstances some of the most effective ways of managing these environments is by introducing some simple administrative controls
HSE Chair Judith Hackitt responds to media stories on Jubilee bunting.