HSE RSS feeds » Engineering http://news.hse.gov.uk News and updates about health and safety from the Health and Safety Executive Fri, 13 Oct 2017 15:43:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2 Updated online Asbestos Essentials for Non-Licensed work with asbestos http://www.hse.gov.uk/asbestos/essentials http://www.hse.gov.uk/asbestos/essentials#comments Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:27:30 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=58146 Asbestos Essentials online task sheets provide information for those in the building maintenance and allied trades on safe work with asbestos.  The suite of free-to-download HSE Asbestos Essentials task sheets has been reviewed and updated.  There is more emphasis on the importance of appropriate information, instruction and training. The sheets now indicate whether specific tasks are likely to be Non-Licensed or Notifiable Non-Licensed work (or when work requires the services of a licensed contractor).  A revised edition of the hard copy priced publication, HSG210, will be available at a later date.

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HSL: COMAH – Technical Aspects of Safety Reports – Buxton, 10-11 Oct 2017 http://https://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/comah---technical-aspects-of-safety-reports http://https://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/comah---technical-aspects-of-safety-reports#comments Mon, 28 Aug 2017 10:27:12 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=58066 This course discusses the technical section of a COMAH safety report which should describe the Design, Construction, Operation, Maintenance and Modification of the COMAH site. The course covers the Process Safety, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Control and Instrumentation and Human Factors aspects which form the technical section of a Safety Report.

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HSL: Practical Management of Local Exhaust Ventilation Controls – BOHS Approved – Buxton, 17 Oct 2017 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/lev---practical-management-of-local-exhaust-ventilation-controls---bohs-approved http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/lev---practical-management-of-local-exhaust-ventilation-controls---bohs-approved#comments Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:58:27 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=58036 The course will demonstrate how to successfully manage LEV systems in order to get effective, efficient, and reliable control of contaminants at least cost.

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HSL: Machinery Series – Designing & Specifying Safety Related Control Systems – Buxton, 14 Sept 2017 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/machinery-series---designing--specifying-safety-related-control-systems http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/machinery-series---designing--specifying-safety-related-control-systems#comments Tue, 15 Aug 2017 10:21:45 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=58016 This course will help delegates understand how to specify and design safety related control circuits which comply with the requirements of both the Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008 (Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC) and the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations. It explains how these, other regulations and standards are applied to real-life situations, through the use of examples of how to and how not to do it.

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HSL: Machinery Risk Aseessment Essentials – Buxton, 12 Sept 2017 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/machinery-series---machinery-risk-assessment-essentials http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/machinery-series---machinery-risk-assessment-essentials#comments Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:49:41 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=58012 This training course gives delegates practical hands-on experience of conducting a machinery risk assessment using structured techniques which demystify the process given in BS EN ISO 12100: 2010. This course assumes a basic level of understanding of machinery safety such as that given in the machinery safety basics course that takes place on the previous day. Anyone who also needs a thorough understanding of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regs should take this course in combination with the Machinery Safety Basics course held on the previous day.

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HSE: PUWER-Machinery Safety Basics – Buxton, 11 Sept 2017 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/machinery-series---puwer http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/machinery-series---puwer#comments Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:45:37 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=58010 This course covers the activities regulated by the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) and provides delegates with a thorough knowledge of this legislation.  The course will also give practical advice on how to evaluate the safety of existing machines and how to measure and evaluate noise and vibration risks.

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EXTENDED EARLY BIRD OFFER – Workplace Healthy Lungs Summit 2017 – Ends 21 Sept 2017 https://www.hsl.gov.uk/healthy-lungs https://www.hsl.gov.uk/healthy-lungs#comments Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:15:34 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=57945 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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HSL: Taming Tigers: Safety Excellence in Engineering – in partnership with The University of Manchester – 13-14 Sept 2017, https://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-seminars/taming-tigers-safety-excellence-in-engineering---in-partnership-with-the-university-of-manchester https://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-seminars/taming-tigers-safety-excellence-in-engineering---in-partnership-with-the-university-of-manchester#comments Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:06:54 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=57943 In this master class we aim to outline concepts and principles based on engineering and project management good practice. In addition to the subject matter experts from HSE and The University of Manchester, there will be other high profile speakers: Taf Powell – Managing Partner, Corporate Integrity Partnership; and David Warriner – Head of Primary Components Operations Improvement Programme, Rolls-Royce.

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HSL: Machinery Series – Designing & Specifying Safety Related Control Systems – Buxton, 13 July 2017 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/machinery-series---designing--specifying-safety-related-control-systems http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/machinery-series---designing--specifying-safety-related-control-systems#comments Fri, 16 Jun 2017 08:57:27 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=57831 This course will help delegates understand how to specify and design safety related control circuits which comply with the requirements of both the Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008 (Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC) and the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations. It explains how these, other regulations and standards are applied to real-life situations, through the use of examples of how to and how not to do it.

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HSL: Principles of Incident Investigation and Failure Analysis – 6 July 2017 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/principles-of-incident-investigation-and-failure-analysis http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/principles-of-incident-investigation-and-failure-analysis#comments Thu, 15 Jun 2017 14:19:04 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=57807 This course is aimed at individuals or companies that maintain, contract or are seeking to develop failure analysis capability. While the course will focus primarily on the investigation of mechanical and engineering failures, many of the principles covered will be directly transferable to investigations of any type.  The course will explain the common strategies and tactics of the failure analysis process from the initial response through to presenting your findings.

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Engineering company fined after worker suffers hand injury http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/engineering-company-fined-after-worker-suffers-hand-injury/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/engineering-company-fined-after-worker-suffers-hand-injury/#comments Thu, 08 Jun 2017 10:31:58 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/engineering-company-fined-after-worker-suffers-hand-injury/10833 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2017/06/08/engineering-company-fined-after-worker-suffers-hand-injury/feed/ 0 HSL: Practical Management of Local Exhaust Ventilation Controls – BOHS Approved – Buxton, 26 April 2017 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/lev---practical-management-of-local-exhaust-ventilation-controls---bohs-approved http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/lev---practical-management-of-local-exhaust-ventilation-controls---bohs-approved#comments Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:04:24 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=57690 Local exhaust ventilation is a commonly used method of controlling workers’ exposure to airborne contaminants. However, LEV is not always as effective as it could be and all too often fails to protect workers’ health.

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HSL: PUWER – Machinery Safety Basics – Buxton, 24 April 2017 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/machinery-series---puwer http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/machinery-series---puwer#comments Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:30:21 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=57677 This course covers the activities regulated by the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) and provides delegates with a thorough knowledge of this legislation.  The course will also give practical advice on how to evaluate the safety of existing machines and how to measure and evaluate noise and vibration risks.

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Engineering firm fined after worker crushed in machinery http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/engineering-firm-fined-after-worker-crushed-in-machinery/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/engineering-firm-fined-after-worker-crushed-in-machinery/#comments Wed, 12 Apr 2017 15:00:27 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/engineering-firm-fined-after-worker-crushed-in-machinery/10651 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2017/04/12/engineering-firm-fined-after-worker-crushed-in-machinery/feed/ 0 Engineering company fined after worker crushed http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/engineering-company-fined-after-worker-crushed/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/engineering-company-fined-after-worker-crushed/#comments Fri, 31 Mar 2017 13:15:59 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/engineering-company-fined-after-worker-crushed/10617 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2017/03/31/engineering-company-fined-after-worker-crushed/feed/ 0 £160,000 fine for aircraft company after workers fell from the tail of a plane http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/160000-fine-for-aircraft-company-after-workers-fell-from-the-tail-of-a-plane/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/160000-fine-for-aircraft-company-after-workers-fell-from-the-tail-of-a-plane/#comments Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:59:32 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/160000-fine-for-aircraft-company-after-workers-fell-from-the-tail-of-a-plane/10557 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2017/03/15/160000-fine-for-aircraft-company-after-workers-fell-from-the-tail-of-a-plane/feed/ 0 HSL: Taming Tigers: Safety Excellence in Engineering – in partnership with The University of Manchester, Buxton, 30-31 Mar 2017 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-seminars/taming-tigers-safety-excellence-in-engineering---in-partnership-with-the-university-of-manchester http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-seminars/taming-tigers-safety-excellence-in-engineering---in-partnership-with-the-university-of-manchester#comments Mon, 06 Mar 2017 16:25:25 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52878 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-seminars/taming-tigers-safety-excellence-in-engineering---in-partnership-with-the-university-of-manchester/feed/ 0 Oxfordshire based company fined for safety failings http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/oxfordshire-based-company-fined-for-safety-failings/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/oxfordshire-based-company-fined-for-safety-failings/#comments Mon, 06 Feb 2017 10:14:54 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/oxfordshire-based-company-fined-for-safety-failings/10426 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2017/02/06/oxfordshire-based-company-fined-for-safety-failings/feed/ 0 Overhead crane worker suffers life threatening injuries http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/overhead-crane-worker-suffers-life-threatening-injuries/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/overhead-crane-worker-suffers-life-threatening-injuries/#comments Wed, 01 Feb 2017 15:31:58 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/overhead-crane-worker-suffers-life-threatening-injuries/10417 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2017/02/01/overhead-crane-worker-suffers-life-threatening-injuries/feed/ 0 RR1075 – Benefits of data management and data trending in the UK Continental Shelf oil and gas industry http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1075.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1075.htm#comments Sat, 10 Dec 2016 15:43:08 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52561 This report describes research to identify the barriers to the take-up of data trending to support ageing and life extension (ALE) decision making, in order to identify issues that industry could address.

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