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Category: Carriage dangerous goods

Carriage of Dangerous Goods Prohibition Notices – September 2015

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Carriage of Dangerous Goods, prohibition notices issued by Police or Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) or Department for Transport for September 2015.

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Consultation launched on Dangerous Substances in Harbour Areas Regulations

Friday, October 30, 2015

HSE is currently consulting on proposals to replace the Dangerous Substances in Harbour Areas Regulations 1987 (DSHAR) with new shorter and up to date regulations and is also seeking views on a new shorter Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) to support the regulations. Consultation began on 28 October and closes on 23 December 2015.

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LPG supplier fined following tanker gas leak

Friday, October 9, 2015

An LPG supplier was fined after a large leakage from a tanker caused the emergency services to evacuate 15 people from nearby houses.

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CDG Prohibition Notices – 2015

Friday, September 4, 2015

Carriage of Dangerous Goods Prohibition Notices issued by the Police, Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) or Department for Transport for Jan – May 2015, now on the HSE website.

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Updates to CDG Manual

Thursday, September 3, 2015

A number of updates have been made to the CDG Manual to reflect ADR 2015, along with changes to the asbestos pages, various organisational name changes, additions to the enforcement matrix, inclusion of vehicles with fewer than four wheels into CDG, and the addition of various links on the resources page.

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Total fined over worker’s burns in molten sulphur

Friday, June 12, 2015

The Total Lindsey Oil Refinery in North Lincolnshire has been fined after a worker suffered serious burns when he stepped into an open manway lid and hit molten sulphur below.

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Leak of dangerous substance leads to £20,000 fines

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

A leak of corrosive potassium hydroxide on a lorry was an ‘immediate risk’ to public safety – but, after noticing it, the driver continued a 12-mile journey.

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L133 – Unloading petrol from road tankers: ACOP and guidance (2nd edition)

Thursday, December 4, 2014

This publication is for those involved in the delivery and unloading of petrol at filling stations, including petrol station site operators and road tanker operators and drivers. This edition brings the document up to date with regulatory and other changes. The guidance has been simplified to clarify what is already required in law by DSEAR.

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RR1027 – Ventilation of vehicles used for carriage of acetylene

Monday, November 17, 2014

Following a fatality caused by an acetylene gas explosion involving a van carrying oxy-acetylene welding equipment, HSE commissioned research to investigate foreseeable gas leak rates, vehicle ventilation rates and possible vehicle modifications that would increase the ventilation rate and hence help to mitigate the explosion risk.

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Consultation – Proposals to exempt certain self-employed people from health and safety law

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Public consultation; have your say by 31 August 2014. Plans to make self-employed people exempt from Section 3(2) HSWA – unless their work involves prescribed activities, listed in the consultation.

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Carriage of Dangerous Goods notices

Friday, June 27, 2014

Carriage of Dangerous Goods Prohibition Notices issued by Police, Vehicle & Operator Services Agency (VOSA) or Department for Transport during January/February 2014, now available.

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Public consultation – Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulation (CLP)

Thursday, June 12, 2014

This Consultative Document seeks views on the proposals from HSE to align domestic legislation with the EU direct acting Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulation (CLP). This consultation began on 12 June and ends on 5 August 2014.

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Public consultation – Unloading petrol from road tankers

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

This consultation seeks views on proposed revisions to the DSEAR Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) L133 – Unloading petrol from road tankers. The revised document aims to provide clarity on how dutyholders can comply with their responsibilities under DSEAR in relation to unloading petrol at filling stations. The consultation will end on 22 July 2014.

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RR986 – Releases of unignited liquid hydrogen

Thursday, February 20, 2014

The aim of this work is to identify and address hazards relating to the storage and transport of bulk liquid hydrogen (LH2) that are associated with hydrogen refuelling stations located in urban environments.

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Safety alert – Failure of a foot valve actuator on an LPG road tanker

Monday, January 13, 2014

A recent HSE investigation has found that piston actuators fitted to safety critical foot valves on LPG road tankers may not operate on demand at low temperatures created by a loss of containment.

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HSE unveils changes to reporting requirements

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has formally implemented changes to simplify the mandatory reporting of workplace injuries for businesses.

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Consultation on proposals to consolidate and modernise the legislative controls for Acetylene

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Views sought on HSE’s proposal to consolidate and modernise the Acetylene legislative framework in Great Britain.  The consolidation will update the current legislative arrangements for acetylene making them easier to understand. The consultation period began on 30 July and will end on 24 September 2013.

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Specialist engineer and scientist jobs in HSE

Friday, July 19, 2013

HSE has a number of job opportunities for specialist engineers to advise and regulate health and safety within the high hazard industry. We offer a real opportunity to influence and improve safety across a wide range of activities both on and offshore.

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West Yorkshire firm in court over highly-flammable spillage

Thursday, June 20, 2013

A solvent recycling firm in West Yorkshire has been prosecuted for safety failings that led to a major spillage of nearly 4,000 litres of highly flammable liquid from a road tanker.

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Health surveillance guidance for employers

Friday, May 31, 2013

Clear and simple guidance to help employers to understand what they need to do to check and protect their workers’ health.

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