HSE RSS feeds http://news.hse.gov.uk News and updates about health and safety from the Health and Safety Executive Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:07:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.7.1 Cambridgeshire company and director in court after scaffold falls into street http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/cambridgeshire-company-and-director-in-court-after-scaffold-falls-into-street/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/cambridgeshire-company-and-director-in-court-after-scaffold-falls-into-street/#comments Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:00:54 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/cambridgeshire-company-and-director-in-court-after-scaffold-falls-into-street/4403 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/07/31/cambridgeshire-company-and-director-in-court-after-scaffold-falls-into-street/feed/ 0 Case 301 – Children’s playground is a health and safety risk http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2014/case301-childrens-playground-removed.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2014/case301-childrens-playground-removed.htm#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:00:05 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=45710 A newspaper article reports that the owners of a shopping centre are removing a children’s playground as it poses a health and safety risk to children.

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Haulage companies in court after driver paralysed http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/haulage-companies-in-court-after-driver-paralysed/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/haulage-companies-in-court-after-driver-paralysed/#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:30:26 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/haulage-companies-in-court-after-driver-paralysed/4400 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/07/29/haulage-companies-in-court-after-driver-paralysed/feed/ 0 Unregistered fitter sentenced for string of gas offences http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/unregistered-fitter-sentenced-for-string-of-gas-offences/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/unregistered-fitter-sentenced-for-string-of-gas-offences/#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:00:45 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/unregistered-fitter-sentenced-for-string-of-gas-offences/4396 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/07/29/unregistered-fitter-sentenced-for-string-of-gas-offences/feed/ 0 Judith Hackitt’s ‘Risk Assessment’ – A wish on a 40th birthday http://www.hse.gov.uk/news/judith-risk-assessment/a-wish-on-a-40th-birthday290714.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/news/judith-risk-assessment/a-wish-on-a-40th-birthday290714.htm#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:00:18 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=45708 HSE Chair on the 40th anniversary of the Health and Safety at Work Act coming into force.

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Building sub-contractor’s safety neglect led to his own injuries http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/building-sub-contractors-safety-neglect-led-to-his-own-injuries/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/building-sub-contractors-safety-neglect-led-to-his-own-injuries/#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:00:18 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/building-sub-contractors-safety-neglect-led-to-his-own-injuries/4388 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/07/29/building-sub-contractors-safety-neglect-led-to-his-own-injuries/feed/ 0 British workplaces among safest in the world http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/british-workplaces-among-safest-in-the-world/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/british-workplaces-among-safest-in-the-world/#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:00:12 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/british-workplaces-among-safest-in-the-world/4378 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/07/28/british-workplaces-among-safest-in-the-world/feed/ 0 Safety notice – Preventing entrapment in plastics rotational moulding ovens http://www.hse.gov.uk/safetybulletins/rotational-moulding-ovens.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/safetybulletins/rotational-moulding-ovens.htm#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:00:48 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=45696 This safety notice is about the risks of entrapment where there is whole body access into rotational moulding ovens during maintenance or other machine interventions.

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Construction firms fined after workers hurt in scaffold collapse http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/construction-firms-fined-after-workers-hurt-in-scaffold-collapse-2/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/construction-firms-fined-after-workers-hurt-in-scaffold-collapse-2/#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:30:26 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/construction-firms-fined-after-workers-hurt-in-scaffold-collapse-2/4371 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/07/28/construction-firms-fined-after-workers-hurt-in-scaffold-collapse/feed/ 0 Offshore Directive – public consultation http://www.hse.gov.uk/consult/condocs/cd272.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/consult/condocs/cd272.htm#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:00:01 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=45671 Public consultation; have your say by 21 September 2014. Proposed DECC/HSE approach to implementing the offshore safety Directive, changes to onshore health and safety regulations, and review of two health and safety ACOPs.

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HSE launches enhanced land use planning advice service http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/hse-launches-enhanced-land-use-planning-advice-service/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/hse-launches-enhanced-land-use-planning-advice-service/#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:00:43 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/hse-launches-enhanced-land-use-planning-advice-service/4361 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/07/28/hse-launches-enhanced-land-use-planning-advice-service/feed/ 0 Pushing ‘health’ up the workplace health and safety agenda – London, 15 October 2014 http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/britsafe.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/britsafe.htm#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:35:40 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=45488 The focus of the British Safety Council 2014 annual conference is workplace health, from initiatives that organisations put in place to promote healthy lifestyles through to major programmes designed to eradicate work-related disease.

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Essex farming company fined after trailer death http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/essex-farming-company-fined-after-trailer-death/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/essex-farming-company-fined-after-trailer-death/#comments Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:00:56 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/essex-farming-company-fined-after-trailer-death/4359 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/07/25/essex-farming-company-fined-after-trailer-death/feed/ 0 Worker’s jaw shattered after Kent firm neglects safety http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/workers-jaw-shattered-after-kent-firm-neglects-safety/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/workers-jaw-shattered-after-kent-firm-neglects-safety/#comments Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:30:38 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/workers-jaw-shattered-after-kent-firm-neglects-safety/4356 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/07/25/workers-jaw-shattered-after-kent-firm-neglects-safety/feed/ 0 Ely mushroom farm sentenced over worker’s arm injury http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/ely-mushroom-farm-sentenced-over-workers-arm-injury/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/ely-mushroom-farm-sentenced-over-workers-arm-injury/#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:00:50 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/ely-mushroom-farm-sentenced-over-workers-arm-injury/4351 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/07/24/ely-mushroom-farm-sentenced-over-workers-arm-injury/feed/ 0 Firm sentenced after forklift truck ran over worker’s leg and foot http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/firm-sentenced-after-forklift-truck-ran-over-workers-leg-and-foot/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/firm-sentenced-after-forklift-truck-ran-over-workers-leg-and-foot/#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:30:45 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/firm-sentenced-after-forklift-truck-ran-over-workers-leg-and-foot/4353 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/07/24/firm-sentenced-after-forklift-truck-ran-over-workers-leg-and-foot/feed/ 0 Five in court for multiple safety failings http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/five-in-court-for-multiple-safety-failings/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/five-in-court-for-multiple-safety-failings/#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:00:54 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/five-in-court-for-multiple-safety-failings/4347 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/07/24/five-in-court-for-multiple-safety-failings/feed/ 0 RR1008 – National survey of the burden of sickness absence in the waste and recycling industry http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1008.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1008.htm#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:30:38 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=45656 The aim of the project was to provide HSE and the industry with reliable estimates of rates of sickness absence for specific categories of ill health and for key work tasks undertaken by workers.

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Health and safety myth busting panel reaches 300th case http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/health-and-safety-myth-busting-panel-reaches-300th-case/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/health-and-safety-myth-busting-panel-reaches-300th-case/#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:00:59 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/health-and-safety-myth-busting-panel-reaches-300th-case/4324 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/07/24/health-and-safety-myth-busting-panel-reaches-300th-case/feed/ 0 Case 300 – No mirror in disabled toilet http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2014/case300-no-mirror-in-disabled-toilet.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2014/case300-no-mirror-in-disabled-toilet.htm#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:00:14 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=45666 The landlady of a village pub blamed “health and safety” when asked why there was no mirror in the disabled toilet.

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