HSE RSS feeds http://news.hse.gov.uk News and updates about health and safety from the Health and Safety Executive Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:36:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.7.1 Firm sentenced after worker severely injured http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/firm-sentenced-after-worker-severely-injured/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/firm-sentenced-after-worker-severely-injured/#comments Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:00:42 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/firm-sentenced-after-worker-severely-injured/3673 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/04/23/firm-sentenced-after-worker-severely-injured/feed/ 0 West Midlands firm in court over dangerous machinery risks http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/west-midlands-firm-in-court-over-dangerous-machinery-risks/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/west-midlands-firm-in-court-over-dangerous-machinery-risks/#comments Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:30:36 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/west-midlands-firm-in-court-over-dangerous-machinery-risks/3671 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/04/23/west-midlands-firm-in-court-over-dangerous-machinery-risks/feed/ 0 Work equipment and machinery: FAQs – Powered gates http://www.hse.gov.uk/work-equipment-machinery/faq-powered-gates.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/work-equipment-machinery/faq-powered-gates.htm#comments Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:00:24 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=45026 A series of FAQs on the risks associated with powered gates including, what you must do if you are an installer or a maintenance contractor, the main safety requirements and what the law says about powered gates, has been produced.

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Worker suffers broken back after six-metre fall http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/worker-suffers-broken-back-after-six-metre-fall/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/worker-suffers-broken-back-after-six-metre-fall/#comments Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:30:42 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/worker-suffers-broken-back-after-six-metre-fall/3666 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/04/22/worker-suffers-broken-back-after-six-metre-fall/feed/ 0 Case 281 – Junior school bans fruit and rice cakes http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2014/case281-junior-school-bans-snack-fruit-rice-cakes.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2014/case281-junior-school-bans-snack-fruit-rice-cakes.htm#comments Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:00:55 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=45014 A junior school is to ban children bringing a snack of fruit or rice cakes to school. Their reasoning is that this is a health and safety risk to children with food allergies.

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European campaign – Healthy workplaces manage stress http://www.hse.gov.uk/stress/european/index.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/stress/european/index.htm#comments Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:30:21 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=45035 During 2014-2015, HSE is helping to promote EU-OSHA’s Healthy Workplaces Campaign – Healthy workplaces manage stress – by providing campaign specific information, including news, events and resources.

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Workplace falls and dangerous machines top reasons for prosecutions http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/workplace-falls-and-dangerous-machines-top-reasons-for-prosecutions/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/workplace-falls-and-dangerous-machines-top-reasons-for-prosecutions/#comments Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:00:11 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/workplace-falls-and-dangerous-machines-top-reasons-for-prosecutions/3664 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/04/22/workplace-falls-and-dangerous-machines-top-reasons-for-prosecutions/feed/ 0 Judith Hackitt’s ‘Risk Assessment’ – Golden rules set the culture http://www.hse.gov.uk/news/judith-risk-assessment/golden-rules-set-the-culture170413.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/news/judith-risk-assessment/golden-rules-set-the-culture170413.htm#comments Tue, 22 Apr 2014 08:00:19 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=45011 How confident are you that all of your “rules” mean the same to your audience as you intended?

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Three injured in floor collapse at Trafford mansion http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/three-injured-in-floor-collapse-at-trafford-mansion/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/three-injured-in-floor-collapse-at-trafford-mansion/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:30:46 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/three-injured-in-floor-collapse-at-trafford-mansion/3660 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/04/17/three-injured-in-floor-collapse-at-trafford-mansion/feed/ 0 REACH Bitesize advice: Information Leaflet Number 20 – Restrictions http://www.hse.gov.uk/reach/bitesize.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/reach/bitesize.htm#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:00:04 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=44980 Leaflet number 20 provides a brief introduction to the REACH restriction provisions and is in two parts. Part 1 looks at what restrictions are and what they could mean for companies within the EU. Part 2 looks at how a substance becomes subject to restriction and the processes involved.

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Case 280 – Patients must be supervised in outpatient waiting area http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2014/case280-outpatients-waiting-area-nurse.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2014/case280-outpatients-waiting-area-nurse.htm#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:30:17 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=44996 A sign on a locked entrance advises patients arriving early at a hospital fracture clinic that they are not permitted to wait in clinic without a nurse present, for health and safety reasons.

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Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games – HSE’s role during the run-up http://www.hse.gov.uk/aboutus/glasgow-2014-commonwealth-games/getting-ready.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/aboutus/glasgow-2014-commonwealth-games/getting-ready.htm#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:30:01 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=45016 Attention will focus on a number of areas, including the construction of temporary demountable structures (TDS), high hazard sites adjacent to venues and transport routes, legionella risks, and the safe storage and handling of pyrotechnics.

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Case 279 – Estate manager refuses to remove abandoned fridge http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2014/case279-housing-estate-custodian-refrigerator-move.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2014/case279-housing-estate-custodian-refrigerator-move.htm#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:30:34 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=44993 The custodian of a housing estate refuses to remove a fridge that appears to have been dumped on the site.

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Plumber prosecuted over illegal gas work at two fast-food restaurants http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/plumber-prosecuted-over-illegal-gas-work-at-two-fast-food-restaurants/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/plumber-prosecuted-over-illegal-gas-work-at-two-fast-food-restaurants/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:00:25 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/plumber-prosecuted-over-illegal-gas-work-at-two-fast-food-restaurants/3655 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/04/16/plumber-prosecuted-over-illegal-gas-work-at-two-fast-food-restaurants/feed/ 0 Case 278 – High wire ban for 17-year-old wearing a stud earring http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2014/case278-high-wire-activity-stud-earring.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2014/case278-high-wire-activity-stud-earring.htm#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:30:28 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=44991 A seventeen-year-old attending a high wire adventure park was prevented from taking part as she had a small stud earring that could not be removed. She was advised that if she was over 18 she would be allowed access to the activity.

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Safety failings put Finchley worker in burns coma http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/safety-failings-put-finchley-worker-in-burns-coma/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/safety-failings-put-finchley-worker-in-burns-coma/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:30:05 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/safety-failings-put-finchley-worker-in-burns-coma/3653 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/04/16/safety-failings-put-finchley-worker-in-burns-coma/feed/ 0 Case 277 – Ambulance service refuse cycle helmet for training use due to health and safety http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2014/case277-ambulance-service-cycle-helmet.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2014/case277-ambulance-service-cycle-helmet.htm#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:30:24 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=44989 A motor cycle helmet which had suffered an impact and could not be used for motor cycling, was offered to the ambulance service for training purposes. They refused it due to health and safety reasons.

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Legionnaires’ disease: Part 2 – Hot and cold water systems http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/hsg274.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/hsg274.htm#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:00:17 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=44964 The final section of HSE’s Legionella technical guidance (HSG274: Part 2 – Hot and cold water systems) was published on 8 April 2014. Each section is now available to download.

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Suspended prison sentence for unregistered gas work http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/suspended-prison-sentence-for-unregistered-gas-work/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/suspended-prison-sentence-for-unregistered-gas-work/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:00:23 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/suspended-prison-sentence-for-unregistered-gas-work/3649 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/04/15/suspended-prison-sentence-for-unregistered-gas-work/feed/ 0 Two Aberdeen firms fined after worker severely injured in fall http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/two-aberdeen-firms-fined-after-worker-severely-injured-in-fall/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/two-aberdeen-firms-fined-after-worker-severely-injured-in-fall/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:30:21 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/two-aberdeen-firms-fined-after-worker-severely-injured-in-fall/3648 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/04/15/two-aberdeen-firms-fined-after-worker-severely-injured-in-fall/feed/ 0