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Category: Fire and explosion

Distillery blaze left 21-year-old worker engulfed in flames

Thursday, August 18, 2016

A distillery in Oldbury has been fined after an employee was engulfed in flames in a fire that destroyed the warehouse and its contents.

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A rocket motor company fined for safety failings

Friday, July 8, 2016

An engineering company in Worcestershire, has been fined more than £380,000 for safety failings.

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Process and fire incidents – Buxton, 5-6 July 2016

Friday, June 3, 2016

Course is designed to introduce delegates to lessons learned from a number of significant or high-profile incidents involving fires or chemical processes.

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Company fined for release of natural gas and crude oil

Monday, May 23, 2016

A Hampshire-based energy company has been fined for releasing natural gas and crude oil.

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Hazardous area classification – Buxton, 9 June 2016

Friday, April 29, 2016

The Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR) require that areas where accidental releases of dangerous substances could occur are identified and classified according to the likelihood of the formation of a flammable atmosphere.

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Explosion at vehicle seat manufacturer injures worker

Friday, April 22, 2016

A vehicle seat manufacturing company based in Ebbw Vale, has been fined after a worker was injured from an explosion.

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L65 – Prevention of fire and explosion, and emergency response on offshore installations: Approved Code of Practice and guidance (Third edition)

Monday, April 11, 2016

This Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) and associated guidance provides practical advice on how you can comply with the requirements of the regulations. It provides guidance to those who own, operate or work on offshore installations and looks at how to prevent fires and explosions as well as how to protect people should they occur.

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Contractor fined after worker injured in cable strike

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

A Helensburgh-based contracting company has been fined after a worker hit an underground cable and suffered burns to his hands and face whilst working on a primary school refurbishment project.

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DSEAR compliance for managers and supervisors – Buxton, 14 April 2016

Friday, March 11, 2016

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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DSEAR compliance for managers and supervisors – Buxton, 17 March 2016

Thursday, February 18, 2016

This course explains the duties that DSEAR places on employers and the actions needed to comply with them.

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Manufacturing company and director fined for safety failings

Thursday, February 11, 2016

A manufacturing company based in Shrewsbury and its director have been fined after an empty 45 gallon steel drum once containing flammable liquid caught fire and exploded when being cut in half.

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Fuel giant sentenced over offshore platform gas releases

Monday, February 8, 2016

One of the world’s largest oil and gas exploration and production companies has been fined after gas leaks on a gas platform off the Lincolnshire coast put workers’ lives in danger. 

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Firm fined after fatality at waste recycling site

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

A scrap metal recycling company based in Sheffield has been fined for safety failings after a worker was killed when he was hit in the head by an exploding gas cylinder.

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Safety notice – Use of barrier glands in potentially explosive atmospheres to meet IEC 60079-14:2013 (edition 5)

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The current International Standard allows the use of a ‘standard’ Ex certified flameproof gland as opposed to a Ex certified ‘barrier gland’ without the requirement to apply the previous flowchart used in the British Standard. There is evidence this approach creates a fire and explosion risk. This notice provides information on what action to take.

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National gas distributor fined after worker gets trapped in gas cloud

Monday, January 25, 2016

One of the UK’s largest national gas distributors were sentenced to today after a worker became trapped in a ruptured gas mains.

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Process & Fire Incidents – Buxton, 23-24 February 2016

Friday, January 15, 2016

This two-day course is designed to introduce delegates to lessons learned from a number of significant or high-profile incidents involving fires or chemical processes.

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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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Total E&P UK Ltd received record fine following largest ever North Sea gas release

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Oil and gas production company Total E&P UK Ltd has been fined a record £1.125 million at the Sheriff Court in Aberdeen after it admitted failures that led to largest release of gas on record from the Elgin Offshore platform.

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Electrical explosion leaves worker scarred for life

Friday, December 18, 2015

Two construction companies have been fined £90,000 after two workers were seriously burned, and one scarred for life after they cut into a live 11,000v electrical cable.

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DSEAR Compliance for Managers and Supervisors – Buxton, 9 December 2015

Friday, November 13, 2015

This course explains the duties that Dangerous Substances and Explosives Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR) places on employers and the actions needed to comply with them.

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