HSE RSS feeds » Electricity http://news.hse.gov.uk News and updates about health and safety from the Health and Safety Executive Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:27:30 +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: 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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60th NWRA Safety Conference and Exhibition – Accident Investigation – 19 Sept 2017, Preston http://hse.gov.uk/events/nwra.htm http://hse.gov.uk/events/nwra.htm#comments Tue, 18 Jul 2017 11:30:17 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=57932 This conference run by North West Regional Association, targets learning from mistakes after an accident and will cover Accident Investigation, Learning lessons the hard way, Electrical safety, Cultural Safety, Human Factors.

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Company fined after worker suffers serious burns http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/company-fined-after-worker-suffers-serious-burns/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/company-fined-after-worker-suffers-serious-burns/#comments Fri, 09 Jun 2017 14:23:13 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/company-fined-after-worker-suffers-serious-burns/10840 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2017/06/09/company-fined-after-worker-suffers-serious-burns/feed/ 0 Electrician fined after apprentice left with life changing injuries http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/electrician-fined-after-apprentice-left-with-life-changing-injuries/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/electrician-fined-after-apprentice-left-with-life-changing-injuries/#comments Fri, 07 Apr 2017 14:13:07 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/electrician-fined-after-apprentice-left-with-life-changing-injuries/10638 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2017/04/07/electrician-fined-after-apprentice-left-with-life-changing-injuries/feed/ 0 Electricity supplier fined after worker after workers death http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/electricity-supplier-fined-after-worker-after-workers-death/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/electricity-supplier-fined-after-worker-after-workers-death/#comments Fri, 31 Mar 2017 10:56:51 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/electricity-supplier-fined-after-worker-after-workers-death/10606 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2017/03/31/electricity-supplier-fined-after-worker-after-workers-death/feed/ 0 £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