HSE RSS feeds » Fire and explosion 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: 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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Company fined after uncontrolled fire http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/company-fined-after-uncontrolled-fire/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/company-fined-after-uncontrolled-fire/#comments Mon, 12 Jun 2017 11:54:11 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/company-fined-after-uncontrolled-fire/10836 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2017/06/12/company-fined-after-uncontrolled-fire/feed/ 0 HSL: DSEAR Compliance for Managers and Supervisors – Buxton, 28 Mar 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 Wed, 08 Mar 2017 16:08:28 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52874 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: Process and Fire Incidents – Buxton, 1-2 March 2017 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/process--fire-incidents http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/process--fire-incidents#comments Tue, 07 Feb 2017 14:03:42 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52760 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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HSL: Process & Fire Incidents – Buxton, 1-2 March 2017 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/process--fire-incidents http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/process--fire-incidents#comments Tue, 07 Feb 2017 11:54:22 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52742 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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Distillery blaze left 21-year-old worker engulfed in flames http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/9465/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/9465/#comments Thu, 18 Aug 2016 16:09:04 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/9465/9465 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2016/08/18/distillery-blaze-left-21-year-old-worker-engulfed-in-flames/feed/ 0 A rocket motor company fined for safety failings http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/a-rocket-motor-company-fined-for-safety-failings/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/a-rocket-motor-company-fined-for-safety-failings/#comments Fri, 08 Jul 2016 09:38:45 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/a-rocket-motor-company-fined-for-safety-failings/9274 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2016/07/08/a-rocket-motor-company-fined-for-safety-failings/feed/ 0 Process and fire incidents – Buxton, 5-6 July 2016 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/process--fire-incidents http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/process--fire-incidents#comments Fri, 03 Jun 2016 14:30:35 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=51824 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 http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/company-fined-for-release-of-natural-gas-and-crude-oil/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/company-fined-for-release-of-natural-gas-and-crude-oil/#comments Mon, 23 May 2016 10:47:48 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/company-fined-for-release-of-natural-gas-and-crude-oil/9118 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2016/05/23/company-fined-for-release-of-natural-gas-and-crude-oil/feed/ 0 Hazardous area classification – Buxton, 9 June 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 Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:05:58 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=51593 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 http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/explosion-at-vehicle-seat-manufacturer-injures-worker/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/explosion-at-vehicle-seat-manufacturer-injures-worker/#comments Fri, 22 Apr 2016 10:20:07 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/explosion-at-vehicle-seat-manufacturer-injures-worker/8899 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2016/04/22/explosion-at-vehicle-seat-manufacturer-injures-worker/feed/ 0 L65 – Prevention of fire and explosion, and emergency response on offshore installations: Approved Code of Practice and guidance (Third edition) http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/l65.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/l65.htm#comments Mon, 11 Apr 2016 14:40:42 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=51372 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 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 DSEAR compliance for managers and supervisors – Buxton, 14 April 2016 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, 11 Mar 2016 12:20:52 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=51180 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 http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-dsear-compliance-for-managers-and-supervisors.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-dsear-compliance-for-managers-and-supervisors.htm#comments Thu, 18 Feb 2016 14:40:40 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=51014 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 http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/manufacturing-company-and-director-fined-for-safety-failings/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/manufacturing-company-and-director-fined-for-safety-failings/#comments Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:50:29 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/manufacturing-company-and-director-fined-for-safety-failings/8318 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2016/02/11/manufacturing-company-and-director-fined-for-safety-failings/feed/ 0 Fuel giant sentenced over offshore platform gas releases http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/fuel-giant-sentenced-over-offshore-platform-gas-releases/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/fuel-giant-sentenced-over-offshore-platform-gas-releases/#comments Mon, 08 Feb 2016 15:45:19 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/fuel-giant-sentenced-over-offshore-platform-gas-releases/8302 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2016/02/08/fuel-giant-sentenced-over-offshore-platform-gas-releases/feed/ 0 Firm fined after fatality at waste recycling site http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/firm-fined-after-fatality-at-waste-recycling-site/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/firm-fined-after-fatality-at-waste-recycling-site/#comments Tue, 02 Feb 2016 14:45:14 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/firm-fined-after-fatality-at-waste-recycling-site/8291 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2016/02/02/firm-fined-after-fatality-at-waste-recycling-site/feed/ 0 Safety notice – Use of barrier glands in potentially explosive atmospheres to meet IEC 60079-14:2013 (edition 5) http://www.hse.gov.uk/safetybulletins/use-of-barrier-glands.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/safetybulletins/use-of-barrier-glands.htm#comments Tue, 02 Feb 2016 12:30:05 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=50849 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 http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/national-gas-distributor-fined-after-worker-gets-trapped-in-gas-cloud/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/national-gas-distributor-fined-after-worker-gets-trapped-in-gas-cloud/#comments Mon, 25 Jan 2016 14:58:30 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/national-gas-distributor-fined-after-worker-gets-trapped-in-gas-cloud/8190 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2016/01/25/national-gas-distributor-fined-after-worker-gets-trapped-in-gas-cloud/feed/ 0