HSE RSS feeds » Topic http://news.hse.gov.uk News and updates about health and safety from the Health and Safety Executive Thu, 06 Jul 2017 12:49:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2 HSL: Site and Transport Safety – Buxton, 5 July 2017 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/site-and-transport-safety http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/site-and-transport-safety#comments Sun, 25 Jun 2017 10:25:42 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=57800 Vehicle movements and loading and unloading vehicles can be some of the most dangerous activities carried out on a worksite.
This course will help you understand the legal requirements of both road traffic law and workplace safety law, how and why things go wrong, and how you can take practicable steps to reduce risk in your business.

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HSL: Site and Transport Safety – Birmingham, 12 July 2017 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/manual-handling-for-assessors http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/manual-handling-for-assessors#comments Sun, 25 Jun 2017 08:37:47 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=57817 Vehicle movements and loading and unloading vehicles can be some of the most dangerous activities carried out on a worksite.
This course will help you understand the legal requirements of both road traffic law and workplace safety law, how and why things go wrong, and how you can take practicable steps to reduce risk in your business.

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HSL: Practical Management of Local Exhaust Ventilation Controls – BOHS Approved – Buxton, 28 Sept 2017 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/lev---practical-management-of-local-exhaust-ventilation-controls---bohs-approved http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/lev---practical-management-of-local-exhaust-ventilation-controls---bohs-approved#comments Fri, 16 Jun 2017 13:48:10 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=57858 Local exhaust ventilation is a commonly used method of controlling workers’ exposure to airborne contaminants. However, LEV is not always as effective as it could be and all too often fails to protect workers’ health. The reasons for LEV failure are varied, ranging from a failure at the design stage to poor maintenance and testing practices. The course will demonstrate how to successfully manage LEV systems in order to get effective, efficient, and reliable control of contaminants at least cost.

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HSL: Human Factors in Accident and Incident Investigations http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/human-factors-in-accident-and-incident-investigations- http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/human-factors-in-accident-and-incident-investigations-#comments Fri, 16 Jun 2017 13:39:15 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=57856 For those wishing to improve human performance, personal safety, management systems and loss control, effective investigation of the Human Factors within accidents and incidents is an essential part of achieving this aim. This course is designed to give participants an impartial and pragmatic understanding (and experience) of some of the techniques that are available for investigating Human Factors issues.

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HSL: COMAH Onshore Major Hazards: Predictive Aspects of COMAH – Buxton, 26-27 Sept 2017 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/comah-onshore-major-hazards-predictive-aspects-of-comah http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/comah-onshore-major-hazards-predictive-aspects-of-comah#comments Fri, 16 Jun 2017 13:33:46 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=57854 This course is intended for risk assessment specialists and ‘intelligent customers’ who buy in risk assessment services. It gives an overview of the requirements for the predictive (risk assessment) aspects of a safety report under the Control of Major Accident Hazard Regulations (COMAH) from the point of view of safety.

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HSL: RM³ – Understanding and Using the Risk Management Maturity Model (RM³) – London, 20-21 Sept 2017 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/rm³---understanding-and-using-the-risk-management-maturity-model-(rm³)---london http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/rm³---understanding-and-using-the-risk-management-maturity-model-(rm³)---london#comments Fri, 16 Jun 2017 10:31:49 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=57851 HSL is delighted to be collaborating with ORR to deliver training on RM³. HSL’s comprehensive understanding of RM³ and best practice in the field of health & safety risk management across a range of industries, along with our knowledge of regulation puts us in the best position to help you to implement RM³ effectively and achieve excellence in H&S risk management.

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HSL: PPE Essentials – Buxton, 12-13 Sept 2017 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/ppe-essentials http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/ppe-essentials#comments Fri, 16 Jun 2017 10:21:51 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=57849 This course will increase your knowledge and understanding of PPE and its limitations, so that you can use PPE as an effective workplace control measure. It will provide training in what a successful PPE programme is, what you need to consider, and what actions are required. The course includes hands-on elements to enhance learning and provide practical skills.

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HSL: RPE Fit Test-Introduction – Buxton, 20 July 2017 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/rpe-fit-test---introduction- http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/rpe-fit-test---introduction-#comments Fri, 16 Jun 2017 10:06:03 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=57847 This is in an introductory course which will provide a good foundation on which to build practical fit testing skills. To become a competent fit tester will require considerable additional practice and experience.

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HSL: COSHH Training – Practical Assessment and Control – Buxton, 19-20 July 2017 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/coshh-training---practical-assessment-and-control http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/coshh-training---practical-assessment-and-control#comments Fri, 16 Jun 2017 09:59:38 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=57843 This two day course gives detailed and practical training on carrying out COSHH assessments and, crucially, putting the assessment into practice to control substances hazardous to health.

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HSL: RPE Essentials – Buxton, 18-19 July 2017 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/rpe-essentials http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/rpe-essentials#comments Fri, 16 Jun 2017 09:40:23 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=57841 This course will increase your knowledge and understanding of RPE and how it can be used effectively in the workplace as a control measure. It will provide training in correctly selecting adequate and suitable RPE (following the principles of HSG 53 and COSHH essentials), and how it should be used and maintained. The course will include practical elements to enhance learning and provide practical skills.

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HSL: Asbestos – Managing asbestos in domestic* and non-domestic premises – Buxton, 18 July 2017 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/asbestos-%E2%80%93-managing-asbestos-in-domesticstar-and-non-domestic-premises http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/asbestos-%E2%80%93-managing-asbestos-in-domesticstar-and-non-domestic-premises#comments Fri, 16 Jun 2017 09:36:39 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=57839 This one-day course gives you the knowledge to manage asbestos in non-domestic premises to the standards required by Regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR 2012). The course information is also applicable to the management of ‘domestic premises’, such as landlords’ duties for rented accommodation.

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HSL: Ergonomics – Buxton, 17-21 July 2017 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/ergonomics http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/ergonomics#comments Fri, 16 Jun 2017 09:29:31 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=57837 The course provides the ergonomics theory and techniques used to maximize the design of the tools, tasks and workplaces for improved comfort, safety and performance of the workforce.   The techniques cover both the physical and psychosocial aspects of a workplace design, following relevant HSE guidance and approaches to assess and reduce risks.

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HSL: Upper Limb Disorders Risk Assessment of Repetitive Tasks – Buxton, 13 July 2017 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/upper-limb-disorders-risk-assessment-of-repetitive-tasks http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/upper-limb-disorders-risk-assessment-of-repetitive-tasks#comments Fri, 16 Jun 2017 09:25:02 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=57835 This course will equip you with the knowledge to use the ART tool to help recognise, assess, and reduce upper limb disorder risks in your organisation. It will benefit those already involved in workplace MSD risk management (e.g. manual handling risk assessments) who wish to expand their knowledge on the topic of upper limb disorders.

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HSL: Pressure Systems Awareness – Buxton, 13 July 2017 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/pressure-systems-awareness http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/pressure-systems-awareness#comments Fri, 16 Jun 2017 09:08:54 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=57833 This informative and experiential course is aimed at raising awareness of the hazards associated with pressure systems as well as the relevant regulatory frame work.  This course will offer delegates the unique opportunity to learn from real life case studies and forensic investigations into pressure systems failures, providing a first hand perspective of what can go wrong and why.

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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: DSEAR Compliance for Managers and Supervisors – Buxton, 13 July 2017 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/dsear-compliance-for-managers-and-supervisors http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/dsear-compliance-for-managers-and-supervisors#comments Fri, 16 Jun 2017 08:43:14 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=57829 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: Manual Handling for Assessors – Buxton, 12 July 2017 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/manual-handling-for-assessors http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/manual-handling-for-assessors#comments Fri, 16 Jun 2017 08:31:41 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=57826 Manual handling is one of the main causes of musculoskeletal disorders (MSD), which are the second most common occupational injuries within the UK and make up nearly half of all work-related ill health seen by general practitioners (GPs) are MSD related.

This course will equip you with the knowledge to help recognise, assess and reduce manual handling risks in your organisation.

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HSL: Stair Assessment – Buxton, 5 July 2017 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2017/06/16/hsl-stair-assessment-buxton-5-july-2017/ http://news.hse.gov.uk/2017/06/16/hsl-stair-assessment-buxton-5-july-2017/#comments Fri, 16 Jun 2017 07:31:53 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=57806 This course will help you understand the design features of stairs which can give rise to a risk of falling, and identify simple remedial improvements to reduce the likelihood of a fall.

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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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