HSE RSS feeds » Equipment at work 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 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 Series – Machinery Directive – Buxton, 13 Sept 2017 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/machinery-series---machinery-directive http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/machinery-series---machinery-directive#comments Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:53:41 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=58014 This course gives delegates a thorough understanding of the Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2009 legislation, as revised, as well as the key current European and International safety standards that support the Regulations.

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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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New Waste FAQ – When does LOLER apply to waste and recycling equipment? http://hse.gov.uk/waste/faqs.htm#faq6 http://hse.gov.uk/waste/faqs.htm#faq6#comments Tue, 08 Aug 2017 12:48:22 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=57984 This new FAQ explains how and when LOLER thorough examinations applies to plant and equipment commonly used within the Waste and Recycling Industry.

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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: 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: Machinery Series-Machinery Directive – Buxton, 12 July 2017 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/machinery-series---machinery-directive http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/machinery-series---machinery-directive#comments Thu, 15 Jun 2017 14:55:28 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=57815 This course gives delegates a thorough understanding of the Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2009 legislation, as revised, as well as the key current European and International safety standards that support the Regulations. Delegates are shown how to build a technical file and have the opportunity to practice assessing conformity to the essential health and safety requirements. The purpose and content of a declaration of conformity and incorporation are explained along with when to use which.

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HSL: Machinery Risk Assessment Essentials – Buxton, 11 July 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 Thu, 15 Jun 2017 14:47:33 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=57813 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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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 Sentence after historic home butler fatally crushed in lift incident http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/sentence-after-historic-home-butler-fatally-crushed-in-lift-incident/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/sentence-after-historic-home-butler-fatally-crushed-in-lift-incident/#comments Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:30:40 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/sentence-after-historic-home-butler-fatally-crushed-in-lift-incident/10486 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2017/02/27/sentence-after-historic-home-butler-fatally-crushed-in-lift-incident/feed/ 0 HSL: Machinery Series – Machinery Directive – Buxton, 29 Mar 2017 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/machinery-series---machinery-directive http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/machinery-series---machinery-directive#comments Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:03:48 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52860 This course gives delegates a thorough understanding of the Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2009 legislation, as revised, as well as the key current European and International safety standards that support the Regulations. The purpose and content of a declaration of conformity and incorporation are explained along with when to use which.

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HSL: Machinery Risk Assessment Essentials – Buxton, 28 Mar 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 Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:58:30 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52857 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.

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HSL: PUWER – Machinery Safety Basics – Buxton, 27 Mar 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, 23 Feb 2017 10:26:11 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52855 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. This course can be taken in combination with the machinery risk assessment essentials course that takes place on the following day.

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London council fined after school injury http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/london-council-fined-after-school-injury/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/london-council-fined-after-school-injury/#comments Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:43:26 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/london-council-fined-after-school-injury/10488 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2017/02/22/london-council-fined-after-school-injury/feed/ 0 North Manchester Health, Safety and Advisory Group (NMHSAG) – Bolton, 23 Feb 2017 http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/nmhsag.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/nmhsag.htm#comments Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:36:14 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52862 Ladders and Steps will be the topic of a presentation given by Martin Brooke  from Bratts Ladders & Chair of the Ladder Association. This will then be followed by a presentation by Susan Moore from NMHSAG on CPD and how to approach it. North Manchester Health, Safety and Advisory Group (NMHSAG) meet bi-monthly and are open to anyone who has an interest in health and safety at work, especially SMEs.

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HSL: Machinery Series – PUWER – Buxton, 6 February 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 Fri, 27 Jan 2017 15:29:24 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52706 This course covers those 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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RR1087 – Market surveillance of FFP3 disposable resirators http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1087.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1087.htm#comments Sat, 10 Dec 2016 16:34:43 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52567 Filtering Facepieces (FFPs) are disposable Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) for protection against dusts, particles and aerosols. This report describes market surveillance testing of samples of ten FFP3 respirator models from ten different manufacturers that are available on the UK market.

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RR1086 – Noise risk as described in instructions supplied with printing machinery http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1086.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1086.htm#comments Sat, 10 Dec 2016 16:18:33 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52565 The printing industry uses a wide range of noisy machines that have the potential to damage workers’ hearing if the risks are not effectively managed. This report describes research that was carried out to assess the adequacy of the noise emission information provided in a sample of fifteen instruction manuals supplied by manufacturers of printing machinery.

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Worker injures hand in printing press http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/worker-injures-hand-in-printing-press/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/worker-injures-hand-in-printing-press/#comments Fri, 18 Nov 2016 12:36:56 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/worker-injures-hand-in-printing-press/10149 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2016/11/18/worker-injures-hand-in-printing-press/feed/ 0