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Category: Explosives

HSL: Hazardous Area Classification – Buxton, 19 Oct 2017

Monday, August 28, 2017

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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RR1113 – Review of Vapour Cloud Explosion Incidents

Monday, July 17, 2017

Following the Buncefield explosion, a large body of published research has improved scientific understanding of the release event, the flammable cloud formation and the explosion. This report describes work done by HSE with US safety regulators to consolidate previous research and to incorporate recently published analysis into a single, systematic review of historical incidents.

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HSL: DSEAR Compliance for Managers and Supervisors – Buxton, 13 July 2017

Friday, June 16, 2017

This course explains the duties that DSEAR places on employers and the actions needed to comply with them. It focuses particularly on the assessment of risks and the application of controls to both minimise and mitigate those risks.

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HSL: COMAH Onshore Major Hazards: New knowledge on flammable hazards – Buxton – 5 July 2017

Thursday, June 15, 2017

This course deals with important flammable risks at Major Hazards sites for which new knowledge or guidance has become available recently.

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Company and contractor sentenced for uncontrolled collapse of building on High Street

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

The owner of a building in Kent and the contractor employed to demolish it have been fined for safety failings after an uncontrolled collapse onto the High Street.

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HSL: DSEAR Compliance for Managers and Supervisors – Buxton, 28 Mar 2017

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

This course explains the duties that DSEAR places on employers and the actions needed to comply with them. It focuses particularly on the assessment of risks and the application of controls to both minimise and mitigate those risks.

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HSL: Hazardous Area Classification – HSL Buxton, 8 Nov 2016

Thursday, October 20, 2016

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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HSL: DSEAR Compliance for Managers and Supervisors – HSL Buxton, 13 Oct 2016

Friday, September 16, 2016

HSL is to run a course on the identification and control of risks from dangerous substances required to comply with the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR).

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Explosives Regulations 2014 (Amendment) Regulations 2016 – updated guidance

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The Explosives Regulations 2014 (Amendment) Regulations 2016 (ERAR2016) came into force in Great Britain on 20 April 2016 and implement the recast of the civil use explosives directive. ERAR2016 amends and updates the requirements for making civil use explosives available on the EU market.

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School in court over science experiment injury

Monday, January 11, 2016

A chemistry laboratory technician lost parts of three fingers and sustained a serious internal injury while preparing a highly sensitive explosive for use in a ‘fireworks’ demonstration to a class of children.

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University fined after bomblet explosion seriously injures worker

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Cranfield University has been fined after a worker suffered potentially life-threatening injuries whilst dismantling a bomblet.

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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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Civil explosives – Record keeping requirements

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

From the 5 April 2015, manufacturers, importers, distributors, and anyone who acquires or keeps civil explosives will have to keep a record of the explosives throughout the supply chain and life cycle.

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