HSE RSS feeds http://news.hse.gov.uk News and updates about health and safety from the Health and Safety Executive Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:24:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.7.1 Safety alert – Tower crane slew brakes http://www.hse.gov.uk/safetybulletins/tower-crane-slew-brakes.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/safetybulletins/tower-crane-slew-brakes.htm#comments Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:00:48 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=46496 HSE investigations into the collapse of two tower crane jibs has identified that there were problems with adequate maintenance of the slew brake release mechanisms. This alert is to advise owners and users of steps to be taken to ensure that tower crane slew brake release mechanisms are maintained in efficient working order.

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Case 327 – School staff banned from taking drinks onto the playground http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2014/case327-primary-school-staff-not-to-take-drinks-onto-playground-during-breaks.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2014/case327-primary-school-staff-not-to-take-drinks-onto-playground-during-breaks.htm#comments Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:00:28 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=46475 For health and safety reasons staff at a primary school were asked not to take drinks, including cold ones, out onto the playground during breaks to safeguard the children.

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Case 326 – All office lights must have a working bulb http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2014/case326-all-office-lights-must-have-a-working-bulb.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2014/case326-all-office-lights-must-have-a-working-bulb.htm#comments Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:30:24 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=46473 A workplace cites health and safety as the reason for insisting all lights in their open plan office have working bulbs in them.

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Dangerous roof work caught on camera http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/dangerous-roof-work-caught-on-camera/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/dangerous-roof-work-caught-on-camera/#comments Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:30:52 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/dangerous-roof-work-caught-on-camera/5071 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/10/31/dangerous-roof-work-caught-on-camera/feed/ 0 HSE jobs – Pipelines Specialist Inspector http://www.hse.gov.uk/careers/jobprofiles.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/careers/jobprofiles.htm#comments Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:00:15 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=46479 Pipelines specialist to conduct inspections, investigate accidents of offshore and onshore pipelines and provide technical support to inspections at COMAH major hazard gas storage and processing sites

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Join HSE for live Twitter-chat on injury and ill health statistics 2013/14 http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/think-health-join-hse-for-live-twitter-chat-on-injury-and-ill-health-statistics-201314/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/think-health-join-hse-for-live-twitter-chat-on-injury-and-ill-health-statistics-201314/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:21:02 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/think-health-join-hse-for-live-twitter-chat-on-injury-and-ill-health-statistics-201314/5064 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/10/29/join-hse-for-live-twitter-chat-on-injury-and-ill-health-statistics-201314/feed/ 0 HSE writes “open letter” to the structural timber industry http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/hse-writes-open-letter-to-the-structural-timber-industry/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/hse-writes-open-letter-to-the-structural-timber-industry/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:16:31 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/hse-writes-open-letter-to-the-structural-timber-industry/5055 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/10/29/hse-writes-open-letter-to-the-structural-timber-industry/feed/ 0 Injury and ill-health statistics highlight workplace dangers http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/injury-and-ill-health-statistics-highlight-workplace-dangers/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/injury-and-ill-health-statistics-highlight-workplace-dangers/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:30:35 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/injury-and-ill-health-statistics-highlight-workplace-dangers/5067 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/10/29/injury-and-ill-health-statistics-highlight-workplace-dangers/feed/ 0 The safe operation of ski slopes – INDG371(rev1) http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg371.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg371.htm#comments Mon, 27 Oct 2014 15:50:09 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=46442 This leaflet has been prepared in consultation with the British Ski Slope Operators Association. It is aimed at owners and operators of skiing facilities. The revised version includes updated advice on current industry practice and what operators need to do to help ensure the safety of people using skiing facilities.

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County Durham firm fined over worker’s severe burns http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/county-durham-firm-fined-over-workers-severe-burns/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/county-durham-firm-fined-over-workers-severe-burns/#comments Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:33:56 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/county-durham-firm-fined-over-workers-severe-burns/5048 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/10/27/county-durham-firm-fined-over-workers-severe-burns/feed/ 0 HSL: Sited-based Assurance on Process Safety Management Systems – Hull, 4 December 2014 http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-site-based-assurance-on-process-safety-management-systems.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-site-based-assurance-on-process-safety-management-systems.htm#comments Mon, 27 Oct 2014 10:00:22 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=46429 Insights to HSE’s Major Hazards Management Protocol. This workshop will share this new Process Safety Analysis tool with safety professionals and managers responsible for risk management at major hazard establishments.

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RR1017 – Literature review : Understanding how to improve the management of exposure to wood dust amongst construction sub-contractors and manufacturing SMEs http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1017.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1017.htm#comments Mon, 27 Oct 2014 09:05:43 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=46446 Available evidence was reviewed to develop a better understanding of how to improve the management of wood dust exposure in small and medium-sized construction and manufacturing enterprises (SMEs).

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Loughborough firm prosecuted after machine crushes worker’s ankle http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/loughborough-firm-prosecuted-after-machine-crushes-workers-ankle/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/loughborough-firm-prosecuted-after-machine-crushes-workers-ankle/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:31:29 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/loughborough-firm-prosecuted-after-machine-crushes-workers-ankle/5041 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/10/24/loughborough-firm-prosecuted-after-machine-crushes-workers-ankle/feed/ 0 Somerset firm sentenced following worker’s death in explosion http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/somerset-firm-sentenced-following-workers-death-in-explosion/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/somerset-firm-sentenced-following-workers-death-in-explosion/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:34:18 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/somerset-firm-sentenced-following-workers-death-in-explosion/5043 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/10/24/somerset-firm-sentenced-following-workers-death-in-explosion/feed/ 0 Oldham factory sentenced over worker’s death http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/oldham-factory-sentenced-over-workers-death/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/oldham-factory-sentenced-over-workers-death/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:16:46 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/oldham-factory-sentenced-over-workers-death/5035 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/10/24/oldham-factory-sentenced-over-workers-death/feed/ 0 Burnley College in court over employee’s life-long injuries http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/burnley-college-in-court-over-employees-life-long-injuries/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/burnley-college-in-court-over-employees-life-long-injuries/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:41:05 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/burnley-college-in-court-over-employees-life-long-injuries/5028 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/10/24/burnley-college-in-court-over-employees-life-long-injuries/feed/ 0 Liverpool worker ‘lucky to be alive’ after cutting through mains cable http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/liverpool-worker-lucky-to-be-alive-after-cutting-through-mains-cable/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/liverpool-worker-lucky-to-be-alive-after-cutting-through-mains-cable/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:49:22 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/liverpool-worker-lucky-to-be-alive-after-cutting-through-mains-cable/5031 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/10/24/liverpool-worker-lucky-to-be-alive-after-cutting-through-mains-cable/feed/ 0 HSE Jobs – Marketing Executive,HSL http://www.hse.gov.uk/careers/jobprofiles.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/careers/jobprofiles.htm#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:14:04 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=46433 We are seeking a highly motivated Marketer, who is focused on outcomes and is looking to apply their existing marketing skills in a thriving environment that rewards dedication, ideas and ambition. This new role offers an interesting mix of marketing duties and challenges. Close date for applications is 23 November 2014.

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COSHH Training – Practical Assessment and Control, London, 10 – 11 December 2014 http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-coshh-training-practical-assessment-and-control.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-coshh-training-practical-assessment-and-control.htm#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:45:31 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=46381 Two day course gives detailed and practical training on carrying out COSHH assessments and, crucially, putting the assessment into practice to control substances hazardous to health.

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Beyond KP4: Engineered Composite Repairs, Failure Analysis, Validated Finite Element Modelling – Aberdeen http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-beyond-kp4-engineered-composite-repairs.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-beyond-kp4-engineered-composite-repairs.htm#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:30:41 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=46417 The second in a series of one-day workshops addressing the key ALE issues facing the Oil & Gas sector, originally planned for 6 November 2014, the date has changed and will now take place on 29 January 2015.

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