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Category: Pressure systems

ScottishPower fined £1.75m after worker seriously scalded

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Scottish Power was fined after a worker was seriously scalded at Longannet Power Station in Alloa.

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Pressure systems awareness – Buxton, 16 June 2016

Friday, May 13, 2016

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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Pressure systems awareness – Buxton, 5 May 2016

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

This informative and experiential course is aimed at raising awareness of the hazards associated with pressure systems as well as the relevant regulatory framework.

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Pressure systems awareness – one-day course

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

HSL is to run a one-day course on pressure systems awareness. Please email your expression of interest.

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Hydraulic company sentenced after employee loses sight in one eye

Friday, October 2, 2015

A Clitheroe hydraulic cylinder manufacturer has been fined for serious safety breaches after an employee was badly injured when he was struck in the face during a test procedure.

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Business partners fined following worker injured in explosion

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Yorkshire business partners are fined after worker is blinded in explosion.

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Free-to-download Safety Wizard app

Friday, February 20, 2015

A developer has launched a free-to-download health and safety app to help small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) manage common workplace risks. The ‘SME Safety Wizard app’ is structured around HSE’s Toolbox guidance.

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L122 – Safety of pressure systems: ACOP and guidance (2nd edition)

Friday, December 19, 2014

The aim of PSSR is to prevent serious injury from the hazard of stored energy (pressure) as a result of the failure of a pressure system or one of its component parts. The revised PSSR ACOP and guidance is aimed at dutyholders under PSSR who are involved with pressure systems used at work.

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Firm fined after apprentice hit by pressurised hose

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

An Aberdeenshire firm has been prosecuted for safety failings after a young apprentice was injured when he was struck on the back by a pressurised hose.

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Somerset firm sentenced following worker’s death in explosion

Friday, October 24, 2014

 In addition to Mr James’s fatal injuries, the three other men standing nearby suffered severe injuries.

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Make an impact – Influence safety management with a career in HSE

Friday, September 19, 2014

The work we do at the HSE has a positive and far-reaching impact on UK industrial safety. Explore this site to learn more about the Specialist roles we’re offering.

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Exploding vessel leads to court for carpet company and engineering inspection firm

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

A Kidderminster carpet company and a Surrey-based firm have been fined after a large pressure vessel, in which carpet fibres are dyed and processed, exploded, propelling the vessel’s quarter-tonne lid six metres into the air.

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Proposals to amend safety of pressure systems ACOP

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Public consultation runs from 1 September to 13 October 2014 – have your say on the revised version of the ACOP relating to the Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000 – L122 (PSSR ACOP). The consultation asks specific questions on the new format of the ACOP.

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Consultation – Proposals to exempt certain self-employed people from health and safety law

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Public consultation; have your say by 31 August 2014. Plans to make self-employed people exempt from Section 3(2) HSWA – unless their work involves prescribed activities, listed in the consultation.

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Cotswold Airfield Operator prosecuted following fire-fighter’s death

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Kemble Air Services Ltd, the operator of Cotswold Airfield, has been fined for safety failings after an experienced fire-fighter was killed while moving a pressurised gas cylinder.

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HSE unveils changes to reporting requirements

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has formally implemented changes to simplify the mandatory reporting of workplace injuries for businesses.

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RR976 – Hydraulic injection injury

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Hydraulic injection can be defined as the puncturing of the epidermis by a jet of a fluid under pressure. This report and the experimental work it describes offers an explanation of the injury mechanism and the current understanding of medical prognosis of injured parties upon sustaining an injury of this type.

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Managing for health and safety

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

HSE has launched new online guidance to help make it easier for larger organisations and businesses to understand how to manage health and safety. Managing for health and safety replaces Successful health and safety management (known to many as HSG65) refreshing and enhancing the existing content.

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Engineering company fined after worker is seriously injured

Friday, July 26, 2013

A West Lothian engineering firm has been sentenced for safety failings after an employee suffered life-threatening injuries when he was hit by a 400kg metal ring being propelled toward him under high pressure.

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April 2013 – The Health and Safety (Miscellaneous Repeals, Revocations and Amendments) Regulations 2013 came into force

Friday, April 5, 2013

The Health and Safety (Miscellaneous Repeals, Revocations and Amendments) Regulations 2013 came into force on 6 April (subject to Parliamentary approval). These Regulations remove thirteen measures that have either been overtaken by more up to date Regulations, are redundant or do not deliver the intended benefits.

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