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Category: Quarries

Health and safety advice for the quarry industry

EXTENDED EARLY BIRD OFFER – Workplace Healthy Lungs Summit 2017 – Ends 21 Sept 2017

Friday, July 21, 2017

Lung disease remains a serious problem in the workplace. This Summit will describe what HSE is doing about it, what you can do about it, and what science and evidence can tell us. Early Bird registration up until 21st September 2017 is £350. Standard registration from 22nd September is £425.

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Care home fined after boy drowned in disused quarry

Friday, March 10, 2017

A Kettering based care home company has been fined after a 16-year-old boy drowned at a disused quarry on a day trip.

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HSE jobs – Trainee Inspectors of Health and Safety – National

Monday, September 5, 2016

The current recruitment for trainee inspectors is closed, however, see if you could be right for the role?”

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Quarry company fined after worker injured due to unguarded drilling rig

Friday, December 4, 2015

A quarry company has been fined after an employee lost two fingers after coming into contact with a drill fitted to a hydraulic excavator at a dimension stone quarry.

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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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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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RR1066 – The use and non-use of seat belts in the operation of forward tipping dumpers

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

A proportion of forward tipping dumper (FTD) operators choose to operate without wearing a seat belt, increasing their risk of death or serious injury should the machine overturn. This research aimed to better understand the reasons why some FTD operators choose not to wear their seat belt.

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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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Quarrying company fined for safety failings

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A Derbyshire quarrying company has been fined for safety failings after suffering a significant failure of a quarry face.

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Fatal injury statistics – summary for 2014/15

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Provisional statistics on fatal injuries in the workplace in Great Britain 2015 – full-year details and technical notes.

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HSE releases annual workplace fatalities

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Provisional annual data for work-related fatal accidents in Great Britain’s workplaces shows small change from previous years, sustaining a long term trend that has seen the rate of fatalities more than halve over the last 20 years. 

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New COSHH essentials e-tool launched

Monday, June 1, 2015

A new and improved COSHH e-tool has been launched. Enhancements include the incorporation of Hazard (H) statements to comply with CLP Regulations in line with the Global Harmonisation System (GHS) of classification and labelling.

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Quarrying company fined for ignoring advice

Thursday, May 28, 2015

A Mold-based quarry firm has been fined for putting employees, contractors and delivery drivers at risk.

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Safety notice: Earth Moving Machinery – changes to visibility requirements

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

There have been an unacceptable number of accidents related to visibility. Manufacturers and importers of Earth Moving Machinery should review the conformity assessment of their product ranges in respect of visibility from the operator’s position to ensure continued compliance.

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