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Category: Public sector

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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L24 – Workplace health, safety and welfare: ACOP and guidance (revised)

Monday, November 18, 2013

The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 cover a wide range of basic health, safety and welfare issues and apply to most workplaces (except those involving construction, those on a ship, or those below ground at a mine). This revised publication includes the Regulations in full, the Approved Code of Practice and guidance.

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School and glass contractor fined for asbestos failings

Thursday, November 14, 2013

A Birmingham academy and a glass company have been fined for failing to properly manage refurbishment works and exposing workers to asbestos.

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Road maintenance firm in court after motorcyclist paralysed

Thursday, November 7, 2013

A Wolverhampton-based road maintenance firm has been fined for serious safety failings after a motorcyclist suffered devastating injuries and was left paralysed after a collision with traffic signs.

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Council fined after school janitor loses toe

Monday, November 4, 2013

Fife Council has been fined for health and safety failings after a school janitor was injured while undertaking chainsaw work.

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Care home operator fined following death of resident

Friday, November 1, 2013

A healthcare firm has been fined for safety failings after a resident suffering from dementia fell to his death from a first floor window of an Essex nursing home.

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Council and decorating firm prosecuted for asbestos failings

Thursday, October 31, 2013

North Warwickshire Borough Council and a Birmingham decorating firm have been fined after workers were exposed to potentially-deadly asbestos fibres.

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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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Amenity Weed Control Workshop – 11 February, University of Hertfordshire or 25 February, University of Lancaster

Friday, October 25, 2013

‘Towards Developing Guidance Notes for Integrated Approaches to Amenity Weed Control’ – These Workshops aim to further develop discussions about integrated approaches to amenity weed control on hard surfaces and consider appropriate guidance notes for users including situations where pesticide use may not be possible.

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Blackpool Council prosecuted over child’s head injury

Thursday, October 24, 2013

A ten-year-old boy sustained severe head injuries when part of a swing collapsed on him at a Blackpool park, a court has heard.

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Legionella FAQS – Copper ionisation systems

Friday, October 18, 2013

For users and suppliers of water treatment systems that use elemental copper for legionella control ie copper ionisation systems – it is important to read the updated information relating to the application for essential use derogation.

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Revised young people guidance

Monday, October 14, 2013

HSE has published revised young people guidance. This includes a section with particular focus on work experience and will help organisers and employers to put in place simple and straightforward processes for arranging and managing placements. Investing time now will help to save wasting time on unnecessary paperwork.

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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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Workers exposed to asbestos fibres at college

Friday, October 11, 2013

An asbestos expert has been fined after workers under his supervision were exposed to potentially-deadly fibres at a college in Greater Manchester.

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