HSE RSS feeds » Resources http://news.hse.gov.uk News and updates about health and safety from the Health and Safety Executive Thu, 06 Jul 2017 12:49:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2 Revised Publication – Nickel and its inorganic compounds: Health hazards and precautionary measures http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/eh60.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/eh60.htm#comments Sat, 19 Nov 2016 13:42:25 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52494 This environmental hygiene guidance note draws attention to the possible health hazards which could result from occupational exposure to nickel and its inorganic compounds.

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INDG478 – Risk assessment of pushing and pulling (RAPP) tool http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg478.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg478.htm#comments Thu, 08 Sep 2016 15:28:55 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52236 This new tool is aimed at those responsible for health and safety in workplaces – employers, managers and safety representatives. It will help you identify high-risk pushing and pulling operations and check the effectiveness of any risk-reduction measures.

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L23 – Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 – Guidance on Regulations (fourth edition) http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/l23.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/l23.htm#comments Thu, 08 Sep 2016 09:11:54 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52233 The publication has been restructured into four parts, with the regulations and brief guidance in Part 1 and more detailed guidance to help carry out risk assessments and control risks in Parts 2-4. It explains how to avoid, assess and reduce the risk of injury from manual handling.

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HSG246 – Safety in the storage and handling of steel and other metal stock (Second edition) http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/hsg246.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/hsg246.htm#comments Wed, 10 Aug 2016 10:02:07 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52127 This revised guidance is aimed at directors, owners, managers and supervisors and pays particular attention to the most common hazards, including (un)loading of delivery vehicles, storage systems, workplace transport, mechanical lifting and injuries from sharp edges.

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Fish processing firm fined after man killed by falling boxes http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/fish-processing-firm-fined-after-man-killed-by-falling-boxes/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/fish-processing-firm-fined-after-man-killed-by-falling-boxes/#comments Fri, 24 Jun 2016 19:40:32 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/fish-processing-firm-fined-after-man-killed-by-falling-boxes/9214 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2016/06/24/fish-processing-firm-fined-after-man-killed-by-falling-boxes/feed/ 0 Roofer fined for unsafe roof work http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/roofer-fined-for-unsafe-roof-work/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/roofer-fined-for-unsafe-roof-work/#comments Fri, 03 Jun 2016 10:00:45 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/roofer-fined-for-unsafe-roof-work/9160 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2016/06/03/roofer-fined-for-unsafe-roof-work/feed/ 0 HSE statement: Alton Towers owners’ plead guilty to safety failings http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/hse-statement-alton-towers-owners-plead-guilty-to-safety-failings/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/hse-statement-alton-towers-owners-plead-guilty-to-safety-failings/#comments Fri, 22 Apr 2016 09:30:50 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=51526 Neil Craig, head of operations for HSE in the Midlands said:

“We welcome the guilty plea entered by Merlin Attractions Operations Ltd. Merlin has acknowledged that it failed in its legal duty to protect people on the Smiler ride.”

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L65 – Prevention of fire and explosion, and emergency response on offshore installations: Approved Code of Practice and guidance (Third edition) http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/l65.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/l65.htm#comments Mon, 11 Apr 2016 14:40:42 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=51372 This Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) and associated guidance provides practical advice on how you can comply with the requirements of the regulations. It provides guidance to those who own, operate or work on offshore installations and looks at how to prevent fires and explosions as well as how to protect people should they occur.

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L123 – Health care and first aid on offshore installations and pipeline works: Approved Code of Practice and guidance (Third edition) http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/l123.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/l123.htm#comments Mon, 11 Apr 2016 14:30:30 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=51374 This Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) and associated guidance provides practical advice on how you can comply with the requirements of the regulations. The ACOP covers the provision of adequate first aid and basic health care for all personnel, including visitors, who are injured or become ill while on offshore installations.

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MS38 – Offshore first-aid qualifications: A guide for training organisations approved under the Offshore Installations and Pipeline Works (First-Aid) Regulations 1989 http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/MS38.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/MS38.htm#comments Mon, 11 Apr 2016 14:10:53 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=51376 This guidance explains how to gain and maintain approval to run offshore first-aid (OFA) courses and will help new and existing training providers develop and maintain appropriate standards of OFA training. The guidance has been revised to reflect changes to the ACOP.

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MS39 – Offshore medic qualifications: A guide for training organisations approved under the Offshore Installations and Pipeline Works (First-Aid) Regulations 1989 http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/MS39.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/MS39.htm#comments Mon, 11 Apr 2016 14:00:45 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=51378 This guidance explains how to gain and maintain approval to run offshore medic courses and will help new and existing training providers develop and maintain appropriate standards of offshore medic training. The guidance has been revised to reflect changes to the ACOP.

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Scrap metal firm in court over worker’s severe forklift injuries http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/scrap-metal-firm-in-court-over-workers-severe-forklift-injuries/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/scrap-metal-firm-in-court-over-workers-severe-forklift-injuries/#comments Wed, 17 Feb 2016 10:55:35 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/scrap-metal-firm-in-court-over-workers-severe-forklift-injuries/8333 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2016/02/17/scrap-metal-firm-in-court-over-workers-severe-forklift-injuries/feed/ 0 Company fined after carrying out dangerous window installation work eight metres above a West End street http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/company-fined-after-carrying-out-dangerous-window-installation-work-eight-meters-above-a-west-end-street/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/company-fined-after-carrying-out-dangerous-window-installation-work-eight-meters-above-a-west-end-street/#comments Wed, 03 Feb 2016 13:15:09 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=50879 A company which manufactured and installed windows has been fined £36,000 after carrying out work in the West End of London with no measures to prevent workers falling eight metres and after dropping part of a window onto the public area below.

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Worker’s legs crushed by concrete table tennis tables http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/workers-legs-crushed-by-concrete-table-tennis-tables/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/workers-legs-crushed-by-concrete-table-tennis-tables/#comments Fri, 29 Jan 2016 15:15:10 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/workers-legs-crushed-by-concrete-table-tennis-tables/8257 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2016/01/29/workers-legs-crushed-by-concrete-table-tennis-tables/feed/ 0 North West business leaders have their say as ‘working well’ roadshow arrives in Liverpool http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/north-west-business-leaders-have-their-say-as-working-well-roadshow-arrives-in-liverpool/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/north-west-business-leaders-have-their-say-as-working-well-roadshow-arrives-in-liverpool/#comments Tue, 26 Jan 2016 18:40:37 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/north-west-business-leaders-have-their-say-as-working-well-roadshow-arrives-in-liverpool/8254 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2016/01/26/north-west-business-leaders-have-their-say-as-working-well-roadshow-arrives-in-liverpool/feed/ 0 Midlands business leaders turn out as Birmingham hosts ‘working well’ roadshow http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/midlands-business-leaders-turn-out-as-birmingham-kicks-off-working-well-roadshow/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/midlands-business-leaders-turn-out-as-birmingham-kicks-off-working-well-roadshow/#comments Mon, 25 Jan 2016 18:20:59 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/midlands-business-leaders-turn-out-as-birmingham-kicks-off-working-well-roadshow/8249 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2016/01/25/midlands-business-leaders-turn-out-as-birmingham-hosts-working-well-roadshow/feed/ 0 National gas distributor fined after worker gets trapped in gas cloud http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/national-gas-distributor-fined-after-worker-gets-trapped-in-gas-cloud/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/national-gas-distributor-fined-after-worker-gets-trapped-in-gas-cloud/#comments Mon, 25 Jan 2016 14:58:30 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/national-gas-distributor-fined-after-worker-gets-trapped-in-gas-cloud/8190 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2016/01/25/national-gas-distributor-fined-after-worker-gets-trapped-in-gas-cloud/feed/ 0 Scottish business leaders turn out as Glasgow kicks off ‘working well’ roadshow http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/scottish-business-leaders-turn-out-as-glasgow-kicks-off-working-well-roadshow/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/scottish-business-leaders-turn-out-as-glasgow-kicks-off-working-well-roadshow/#comments Tue, 19 Jan 2016 10:45:39 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/scottish-business-leaders-turn-out-as-glasgow-kicks-off-working-well-roadshow/8147 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2016/01/19/scottish-business-leaders-turn-out-as-glasgow-kicks-off-working-well-roadshow/feed/ 0 L154 – The Offshore Installations (Offshore Safety Directive) (Safety Case etc) Regulations 2015: Guidance on Regulations http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/l154.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/l154.htm#comments Tue, 19 Jan 2016 10:15:28 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=48867 This guidance is for anyone who has duties under the Offshore Installations (Offshore Safety Directive) (Safety Case etc) Regulations 2015 (SCR 2015), for example licensees, production installation operators, non-production installation owners and well operators. It provides advice and explains the regulatory requirements to those who may be affected by SCR 2015.

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NHS prosecuted after pensioner killed in mobility scooter plunge http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/nhs-prosecuted-after-pensioner-killed-in-mobility-scooter-plunge/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/nhs-prosecuted-after-pensioner-killed-in-mobility-scooter-plunge/#comments Fri, 15 Jan 2016 11:40:37 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/nhs-prosecuted-after-pensioner-killed-in-mobility-scooter-plunge/8116 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2016/01/15/nhs-prosecuted-after-pensioner-killed-in-mobility-scooter-plunge/feed/ 0