HSE RSS feeds http://news.hse.gov.uk News and updates about health and safety from the Health and Safety Executive Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:49:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.7.1 Behaviour Change – Improving Health & Safety performance, London, 9 – 10 December 2014 http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-behaviour-change-improving-hs-performance.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-behaviour-change-improving-hs-performance.htm#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:30:32 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=46379 This course, delivered by HSL psychologists, it will provide you with an understanding as to why workers take risks, covering the many factors that influence behaviour.

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European Health and Safety Week 20 – 24 October 2014 http://www.hse.gov.uk/stress/european/index.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/stress/european/index.htm#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 07:32:22 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=46397 Held each year in October the European Week for Safety and Health at Work is a key focus of every Healthy Workplaces Campaign ‘Managing work-related stress’ is the focus for this year.

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Case 325 – Hot drinks not to be taken through the gate when boarding aircraft http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2014/case325-hot-drinks-not-to-be-taken-through-gate-when-boarding-aircraft.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2014/case325-hot-drinks-not-to-be-taken-through-gate-when-boarding-aircraft.htm#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:45:02 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=46395 Tannoy system announced that hot drinks could not be taken through the gate when boarding aircraft due to ‘Health and Safety’ regulations.

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Case 324 – TV satellite engineers will not install equipment after 5pm http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2014/case324-tv-satellite-engineers-will-not-install-equipment-after-5pm.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2014/case324-tv-satellite-engineers-will-not-install-equipment-after-5pm.htm#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:27:15 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=46392 TV satellite engineers will not install TV equipment after 5pm because it unsafe to do so and contravenes Health and Safety regulations.

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Hazardous Area Classification – Buxton, 25 November 2014 http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-hazardous-area-classification.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-hazardous-area-classification.htm#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 09:00:11 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=46374 The course will provide delegates with the knowledge to carry out straightforward hazardous area classification in accordance with commonly used standards or to act as an intelligent customer when contracting others to deliver this role.

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IOSH: Respiratory Health Seminar – Maidstone, 12 November 2014 http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/iosh.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/iosh.htm#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 07:30:30 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=46387 Presented by experts from HSE, HSL and the private sector, this seminar aims to outline an employer’s responsibilities for respiratory health and to identify control measures that can reduce the likelihood of problems and identify any health issues early.

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Case 323 – Passenger refused entry on bus with their dog http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2014/case323-passenger-refused-entry-on-bus-with-dog.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2014/case323-passenger-refused-entry-on-bus-with-dog.htm#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:01:23 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=46371 A driver on a rail replacement bus service tried to refuse the enquirer entry on the bus with their dog on health and safety grounds as there was another passenger waiting to board.

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Firm sentenced after worker’s leg injured by chainsaw http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/firm-sentenced-after-workers-leg-injured-by-chainsaw/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/firm-sentenced-after-workers-leg-injured-by-chainsaw/#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:52:11 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/firm-sentenced-after-workers-leg-injured-by-chainsaw/4999 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/10/16/firm-sentenced-after-workers-leg-injured-by-chainsaw/feed/ 0 Plan carefully for firework safety this November 5th http://www.hse.gov.uk/explosives/fireworks/using.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/explosives/fireworks/using.htm#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:00:14 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=46359 If you are planning a firework display for Bonfire Night, there is straightforward guidance available to help you.

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Land Use Planning – Public safety advice, website re-launch http://www.hse.gov.uk/landuseplanning/index.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/landuseplanning/index.htm#comments Tue, 14 Oct 2014 15:00:51 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=46357 The Land Use Planning site has been re-launched with a new structure and design making navigation of the website easier.

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Offshore Safety Directive Regulator (OSDR) http://www.hse.gov.uk/osdr/index.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/osdr/index.htm#comments Tue, 14 Oct 2014 09:00:39 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=46351 HSE and DECC, working in partnership, have formed the Offshore Safety Directive Regulator (OSDR), to act as the Competent Authority responsible for implementing the requirements of the EU Directive on the safety of offshore oil and gas operations.
A website has been created for OSDR, to provide information and guidance on its activities.

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RoSPA Health and Safety Legal Seminar – Manchester, 26 November 2014 http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/rospa-legal.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/rospa-legal.htm#comments Mon, 13 Oct 2014 15:00:03 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=46348 Learn about the ever-changing health and safety legal landscape, an update on corporate manslaughter, contingency planning and your legal responsibility towards workplace ill-health. HSE Head of Operations North West, Steve Smith, will be talking about how to manage health and safety at work through a better understanding of legal expectations.

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Essex firm in court after worker’s fall http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/essex-firm-in-court-after-workers-fall/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/essex-firm-in-court-after-workers-fall/#comments Fri, 10 Oct 2014 16:30:31 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/essex-firm-in-court-after-workers-fall/4989 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/10/10/essex-firm-in-court-after-workers-fall/feed/ 0 Construction dust – protect you and your workers – Oxford, 22 October 2014 http://webcommunities.hse.gov.uk/connect.ti/OccupationalDisease/view?objectId=536613 http://webcommunities.hse.gov.uk/connect.ti/OccupationalDisease/view?objectId=536613#comments Fri, 10 Oct 2014 16:05:45 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=46345 Free seminar run by SGUK and CDP to raise awareness of, and provide simple practical advice to protect workers from the risk of construction dusts. This event will give up-to-date information to managers, supervisors, workers and health and safety consultants – Oxford, 22 October 2014.

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Construction dust – protect you and your workers – Denby, 20 October 2014 http://webcommunities.hse.gov.uk/connect.ti/OccupationalDisease/view?objectId=536645 http://webcommunities.hse.gov.uk/connect.ti/OccupationalDisease/view?objectId=536645#comments Fri, 10 Oct 2014 16:00:20 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=46343 Free seminar run by SGUK and CDP to raise awareness of, and provide simple practical advice to protect workers from the risk of construction dusts. This event will give up-to-date information to managers, supervisors, workers and health and safety consultants – Denby, 20 October 2014.

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Case 322 – Store bans the collection of furniture due to health and safety http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2014/case322-furniture-store.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2014/case322-furniture-store.htm#comments Fri, 10 Oct 2014 14:00:24 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=46336 A furniture store does not allow the collection of furniture items due to health and safety, insisting on items being delivered at a charge of about £30.

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Bolton landlords in court after baby boy suffers carbon monoxide poisoning http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/bolton-landlords-in-court-after-baby-boy-suffers-carbon-monoxide-poisoning/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/bolton-landlords-in-court-after-baby-boy-suffers-carbon-monoxide-poisoning/#comments Fri, 10 Oct 2014 13:00:48 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/bolton-landlords-in-court-after-baby-boy-suffers-carbon-monoxide-poisoning/4984 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/10/10/bolton-landlords-in-court-after-baby-boy-suffers-carbon-monoxide-poisoning/feed/ 0 Noise and hand-arm vibration posters http://www.hse.gov.uk/noise/nv-partnership-group.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/noise/nv-partnership-group.htm#comments Thu, 09 Oct 2014 15:00:12 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=46331 The Noise and Vibration Partnership Group have produced two new posters on excessive exposure to vibration and noise.

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Scaffolding firm in court over worker’s insurance http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/scaffolding-firm-in-court-over-workers-insurance/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/scaffolding-firm-in-court-over-workers-insurance/#comments Thu, 09 Oct 2014 13:00:19 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/scaffolding-firm-in-court-over-workers-insurance/4982 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/10/09/scaffolding-firm-in-court-over-workers-insurance-2/feed/ 0 Roadmarking firm fined for worker’s burns http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/roadmarking-firm-fined-for-workers-burns/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/roadmarking-firm-fined-for-workers-burns/#comments Thu, 09 Oct 2014 12:30:04 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/roadmarking-firm-fined-for-workers-burns/4979 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/10/09/roadmarking-firm-fined-for-workers-burns/feed/ 0