HSE RSS feeds http://news.hse.gov.uk News and updates about health and safety from the Health and Safety Executive Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:00:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.7.1 Case 311 – Free weights not allowed in gyms http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2014/case311-free-weights-not-allowed-in-gyms.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2014/case311-free-weights-not-allowed-in-gyms.htm#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:00:56 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=45944 Health and safety given as reason why free weights are not available in some gyms.

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HSE responds to Manchester Evening News article on banning decorative flowerpots http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/hse-responds-to-manchester-evening-news-article-on-banning-decorative-flowerpots/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/hse-responds-to-manchester-evening-news-article-on-banning-decorative-flowerpots/#comments Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:00:53 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=45978 HSE Chair Judith Hackitt responds to Manchester Evening News article – “Award-winning gardeners told: ‘Your flower pots are a bloomin’ health hazard’”, 28 August 2014.

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Plymouth landlord fined for endangering tenants http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/plymouth-landlord-fined-for-endangering-tenants/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/plymouth-landlord-fined-for-endangering-tenants/#comments Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:00:55 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/plymouth-landlord-fined-for-endangering-tenants/4670 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/09/01/plymouth-landlord-fined-for-endangering-tenants/feed/ 0 Footwear and leather health and safety event – Kettering, 9 October 2014 http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/footwear-leather.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/footwear-leather.htm#comments Mon, 01 Sep 2014 08:00:48 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=45733 Organised by the Footwear and Leather Industry Health and Safety Committee (FLIHSC), topics to be covered on the day will include: legionella, occupational disease and managing health and safety.

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Disqualified director and accomplice sentenced over worker death and company deception http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/disqualified-director-and-accomplice-sentenced-over-worker-death-and-company-deception/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/disqualified-director-and-accomplice-sentenced-over-worker-death-and-company-deception/#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:00:53 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/disqualified-director-and-accomplice-sentenced-over-worker-death-and-company-deception/4658 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/08/29/disqualified-director-and-accomplice-sentenced-over-worker-death-and-company-deception/feed/ 0 Building firm prosecuted after joiner falls through ceiling http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/building-firm-prosecuted-after-joiner-falls-through-ceiling/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/building-firm-prosecuted-after-joiner-falls-through-ceiling/#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:30:11 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/building-firm-prosecuted-after-joiner-falls-through-ceiling/4656 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/08/29/building-firm-prosecuted-after-joiner-falls-through-ceiling/feed/ 0 INDG449 – Health and safety made simple: The basics for your business (rev) http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg449.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg449.htm#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:00:03 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=45965 This leaflet is for employers and those who want some basic information on what they must do to comply with health and safety law. The revised version has brought the advice up to date and clarified some of the key messages but the guidance on complying with the law has not been fundamentally changed.

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Risk assessments – A brief guide to controlling risks in the workplace http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg163.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg163.htm#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:00:25 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=45958 HSE has revised and simplified the 5 Steps. INDG163 ‘Risk assessment – A brief guide to controlling risks in the workplace’ clearly outlines what businesses need to do to assess their workplace risks without creating mountains of meaningless paperwork.

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Case 310 – Pub bans confetti http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2014/case310-pub-bans-confetti.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2014/case310-pub-bans-confetti.htm#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:00:16 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=45942 Pub asks customers not to use confetti due to it being a health and safety issue.

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Hove firm prosecuted after flouting asbestos laws http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/hove-firm-prosecuted-after-flouting-asbestos-laws/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/hove-firm-prosecuted-after-flouting-asbestos-laws/#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:00:25 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/hove-firm-prosecuted-after-flouting-asbestos-laws/4651 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/08/29/hove-firm-prosecuted-after-flouting-asbestos-laws/feed/ 0 Workers’ health put at risk by Hampshire firm http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/workers-health-put-at-risk-by-hampshire-firm/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/workers-health-put-at-risk-by-hampshire-firm/#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:00:19 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/workers-health-put-at-risk-by-hampshire-firm/4649 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/08/29/workers-health-put-at-risk-by-hampshire-firm/feed/ 0 Care home operator fined following resident death http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/care-home-operator-fined-following-resident-death/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/care-home-operator-fined-following-resident-death/#comments Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:30:11 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/care-home-operator-fined-following-resident-death/4628 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/08/28/care-home-operator-fined-following-resident-death/feed/ 0 HSE statement: Lecht Ski Centre incident http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/hse-statement-lecht-ski-centre-incident/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/hse-statement-lecht-ski-centre-incident/#comments Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:00:41 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/hse-statement-lecht-ski-centre-incident/4626 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/08/28/hse-statement-lecht-ski-centre-incident/feed/ 0 Cannock scaffolder in court over worker’s fractured skull http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/cannock-scaffolder-in-court-over-workers-fractured-skull/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/cannock-scaffolder-in-court-over-workers-fractured-skull/#comments Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:30:43 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/cannock-scaffolder-in-court-over-workers-fractured-skull/4623 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/08/28/cannock-scaffolder-in-court-over-workers-fractured-skull/feed/ 0 The National Fork Lift Safety Conference 2014 – Coventry, 24 September 2014 http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/flta.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/flta.htm#comments Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:00:40 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=45864 Featuring: a keynote address from Philip White, Director of HSE’s Cross-Cutting Interventions Directorate, presentations from fork lift truck companies and ending with a Q & A session with FLTA’s Practical Safety Panel.

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Entertainment industry and CDM regulations http://www.hse.gov.uk/entertainment/theatre-tv/jace.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/entertainment/theatre-tv/jace.htm#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:00:02 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=45932 In the recent public consultation on HSE’s proposals for revised CDM regulations, a significant number of organisations expressed concerns about the potential impact of CDM application to construction work carried out in some entertainment workplaces. HSE has responded to these concerns in an open letter to entertainment industry stakeholders.

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Safety failures land two Kent companies in court http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/safety-failures-land-two-kent-companies-in-court/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/safety-failures-land-two-kent-companies-in-court/#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:30:44 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/safety-failures-land-two-kent-companies-in-court/4618 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/08/27/safety-failures-land-two-kent-companies-in-court/feed/ 0 Judith Hackitt’s ‘Risk Assessment’ – A sting in the tale http://www.hse.gov.uk/news/judith-risk-assessment/index.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/news/judith-risk-assessment/index.htm#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 07:37:05 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=45913 HSE Chair Judith Hackitt discusses a recent debate raging on social media among health and safety professionals, not about major health and safety risks but about the right response to a wasp sting if it happens in the workplace.

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Building firm director in court over health risk http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/building-firm-director-in-court-over-health-risk/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/building-firm-director-in-court-over-health-risk/#comments Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:03:15 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/building-firm-director-in-court-over-health-risk/4613 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/08/22/building-firm-director-in-court-over-health-risk/feed/ 0 Slough tenants left in gas danger for four years http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/slough-tenants-left-in-gas-danger-for-four-years/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/slough-tenants-left-in-gas-danger-for-four-years/#comments Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:51:27 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/slough-tenants-left-in-gas-danger-for-four-years/4610 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/08/22/slough-tenants-left-in-gas-danger-for-four-years/feed/ 0