HSE RSS feeds » Electricity http://news.hse.gov.uk News and updates about health and safety from the Health and Safety Executive Thu, 16 Mar 2017 15:17:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2 £600,000 fine for Council contractor after major burns to employer http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/600000-fine-for-council-contractor-after-major-burns-to-employer/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/600000-fine-for-council-contractor-after-major-burns-to-employer/#comments Wed, 08 Mar 2017 15:38:32 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/600000-fine-for-council-contractor-after-major-burns-to-employer/10517 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2017/03/08/600000-fine-for-council-contractor-after-major-burns-to-employer/feed/ 0 Sentence after self-employed builder suffers serious electric shock http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/self-employed-builder-electrocuted-at-work/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/self-employed-builder-electrocuted-at-work/#comments Wed, 23 Nov 2016 12:16:39 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/self-employed-builder-electrocuted-at-work/10174 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2016/11/23/sentence-after-self-employed-builder-suffers-serious-electric-shock/feed/ 0 HSL: Hazardous Area Classification – HSL Buxton, 8 Nov 2016 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/hazardous-area-classification http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/hazardous-area-classification#comments Mon, 10 Oct 2016 08:58:39 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52375 This course is designed to provide delegates with the knowledge to carry out straightforward hazardous area classification in accordance with commonly used standards or to act as an intelligent customer when contracting others to deliver this role.

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HSE Inspectors’ Guide to Electrical Safety – Buxton, 14 September 2016 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/hse-inspectors%E2%80%99-guide-to-electrical-safety- http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/hse-inspectors%E2%80%99-guide-to-electrical-safety-#comments Thu, 11 Aug 2016 10:05:18 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52148 The workshop will give you a practical understanding of what HSE inspectors are looking for in the control of general electrical safety risks, including the risk and appropriate controls.

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Worker suffers serious injury from contact with overhead power line http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/worker-suffers-serious-injury-from-contact-with-overhead-power-line/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/worker-suffers-serious-injury-from-contact-with-overhead-power-line/#comments Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:25:40 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/worker-suffers-serious-injury-from-contact-with-overhead-power-line/9190 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2016/06/14/worker-suffers-serious-injury-from-contact-with-overhead-power-line/feed/ 0 British Telecommunications PLC fined £600,000 after workers injured http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/british-telecommunications-plc-fined-600000-after-workers-injured/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/british-telecommunications-plc-fined-600000-after-workers-injured/#comments Fri, 27 May 2016 16:31:42 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/british-telecommunications-plc-fined-600000-after-workers-injured/9128 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2016/05/27/british-telecommunications-plc-fined-600000-after-workers-injured/feed/ 0 Firm fined after two workers suffer severe electrical burns http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/firm-fined-after-two-workers-suffer-severe-electrical-burns/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/firm-fined-after-two-workers-suffer-severe-electrical-burns/#comments Wed, 25 May 2016 10:15:14 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/firm-fined-after-two-workers-suffer-severe-electrical-burns/9149 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2016/05/25/firm-fined-after-two-workers-suffer-severe-electrical-burns/feed/ 0 Contractor fined after worker injured in cable strike http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/contractor-fined-after-worker-injured-in-cable-strike/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/contractor-fined-after-worker-injured-in-cable-strike/#comments Tue, 15 Mar 2016 09:55:02 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/contractor-fined-after-worker-injured-in-cable-strike/8756 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2016/03/15/contractor-fined-after-worker-injured-in-cable-strike/feed/ 0 Power company fined £1m after runner electrocuted http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/power-company-fined-1m-after-runner-electrocuted/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/power-company-fined-1m-after-runner-electrocuted/#comments Wed, 27 Jan 2016 10:54:31 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/power-company-fined-1m-after-runner-electrocuted/8216 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2016/01/27/power-company-fined-1m-after-runner-electrocuted/feed/ 0 Farm company fined after worker electrocuted http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/farm-company-fined-after-worker-electrocuted/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/farm-company-fined-after-worker-electrocuted/#comments Wed, 20 Jan 2016 09:14:39 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/farm-company-fined-after-worker-electrocuted/8210 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2016/01/20/farm-company-fined-after-worker-electrocuted/feed/ 0 Construction firms fined over electric shocks to workers http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/energy-firms-fined-over-shocks-to-workers/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/energy-firms-fined-over-shocks-to-workers/#comments Fri, 08 Jan 2016 17:30:26 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/energy-firms-fined-over-shocks-to-workers/8069 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2016/01/08/construction-firms-fined-over-electric-shocks-to-workers/feed/ 0 PM38 – Selection and use of electric handlamps http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/guidance/pm38.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/guidance/pm38.htm#comments Fri, 18 Dec 2015 16:00:05 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=50463 This free guidance note is suitable for people working in a wide range of industries. It provides guidance on the selection of electric handlamps for different tasks and situations, and advice on how to use them safely. This edition updates references to further guidance.

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Electrical explosion leaves worker scarred for life http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/electrical-explosion-leaves-worker-scarred-for-life/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/electrical-explosion-leaves-worker-scarred-for-life/#comments Fri, 18 Dec 2015 11:00:25 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/electrical-explosion-leaves-worker-scarred-for-life/7908 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2015/12/18/electrical-explosion-leaves-worker-scarred-for-life/feed/ 0 Worker paralysed after fall caused by electric shock http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/worker-paralysed-after-fall-caused-by-electric-shock/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/worker-paralysed-after-fall-caused-by-electric-shock/#comments Fri, 18 Dec 2015 09:10:16 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/worker-paralysed-after-fall-caused-by-electric-shock/7940 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2015/12/18/worker-paralysed-after-fall-caused-by-electric-shock/feed/ 0 Health and safety at work – Vital statistics 2015 poster http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/statsposter15.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/statsposter15.htm#comments Tue, 01 Dec 2015 08:00:52 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=50268 To tie in with the 2015 health and safety statistics release, this new poster visualises the key elements in an infographic style. Order your copy from HSE Books.

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Worker badly burned after digging into electricity cable http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/worker-badly-burned-after-digging-into-electricity-cable/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/worker-badly-burned-after-digging-into-electricity-cable/#comments Fri, 06 Nov 2015 17:30:30 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/worker-badly-burned-after-digging-into-electricity-cable/7565 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2015/11/06/worker-badly-burned-after-digging-into-electricity-cable/feed/ 0 Engineering and facilities firms sentenced http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/engineering-and-facilities-firms-sentenced/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/engineering-and-facilities-firms-sentenced/#comments Fri, 23 Oct 2015 15:19:14 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/engineering-and-facilities-firms-sentenced/7419 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2015/10/23/engineering-and-facilities-firms-sentenced/feed/ 0 HSR25 – The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989: Guidance on Regulations (Third edition) http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/hsr25.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/hsr25.htm#comments Fri, 09 Oct 2015 14:30:52 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=49800 This new edition highlights what can be done by dutyholders to achieve electrical safety compliance with the duties imposed by the Regulations. References to relevant regulations, standards and publications have been updated.

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HSG230 – Keeping electrical switchgear safe (2nd edition) http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/hsg230.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/hsg230.htm#comments Tue, 22 Sep 2015 12:30:00 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=49511 This guidance is aimed at owners and operators of electrical switchgear in industrial and commercial organisations. It will help managers, engineers and others to understand their responsibilities and duties in the selection, use, operation and maintenance of high-voltage switchgear.

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Company sentenced after employee received electric shock http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/company-sentenced-after-employee-received-electric-shock/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/company-sentenced-after-employee-received-electric-shock/#comments Mon, 21 Sep 2015 13:15:25 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/company-sentenced-after-employee-received-electric-shock/7234 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2015/09/21/company-sentenced-after-employee-received-electric-shock/feed/ 0