HSE RSS feeds http://news.hse.gov.uk News and updates about health and safety from the Health and Safety Executive Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:23:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2 HSE rails against health and safety claim in Telegraph’s dentist story http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/hse-rails-against-health-and-safety-claim-in-telegraphs-dentist-story/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/hse-rails-against-health-and-safety-claim-in-telegraphs-dentist-story/#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:00:06 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=49011 HSE responds to Telegraph story – “Dentist tells the obese they are not welcome”, 31 July 2015.

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Scaffolding firm fined after worker killed in fall http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/scaffolding-firm-fined-after-worker-killed-in-fall/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/scaffolding-firm-fined-after-worker-killed-in-fall/#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:45:23 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/scaffolding-firm-fined-after-worker-killed-in-fall/6957 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2015/07/31/scaffolding-firm-fined-after-worker-killed-in-fall/feed/ 0 Case 370 – Child booster seat unavailable at cinema http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2015/case370-child-booster-seat-unavailable-at-cinema.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2015/case370-child-booster-seat-unavailable-at-cinema.htm#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:00:23 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=48986 A cinema chain told a customer booster seats for children were not available due to health and safety reasons.

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Judith Hackitt’s ‘Risk Assessment’ – Gold plating or feather bedding? http://www.hse.gov.uk/news/judith-risk-assessment/gold-plating-or-feather-bedding310715.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/news/judith-risk-assessment/gold-plating-or-feather-bedding310715.htm#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:30:40 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=48983 Regular visitors to this blog will know that I believe that if you make something easy to do, people are more likely to do it. That principle lies behind HSE’s drive over recent years to simplify regulations and guidance.

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Heating engineers in court over asbestos http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/heating-engineers-in-court-over-asbestos/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/heating-engineers-in-court-over-asbestos/#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:45:05 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/heating-engineers-in-court-over-asbestos/6950 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2015/07/31/heating-engineers-in-court-over-asbestos/feed/ 0 Building contractor sentenced over unsafe working practices http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/building-contractor-sentenced-over-unsafe-working-practices/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/building-contractor-sentenced-over-unsafe-working-practices/#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:30:57 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/building-contractor-sentenced-over-unsafe-working-practices/6948 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2015/07/31/building-contractor-sentenced-over-unsafe-working-practices/feed/ 0 Court hears print dangers ‘largely ignored’ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/court-hears-print-dangers-largely-ignored/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/court-hears-print-dangers-largely-ignored/#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:00:11 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/court-hears-print-dangers-largely-ignored/6944 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2015/07/31/court-hears-print-dangers-largely-ignored/feed/ 0 COMAH: Safety Report Requirements with Emphasis on Technical Aspects of COMAH Safety Reports – HSL Buxton, 25-26 August 2015 http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-comah-safety-report-requirements-emphasis-technical-aspects.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-comah-safety-report-requirements-emphasis-technical-aspects.htm#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 08:00:31 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=48978 The COMAH safety report technical assessment / inspection criteria are explained including the type and level of information required to make the necessary demonstration of the technical measures. Common pitfalls associated with COMAH safety report technical aspects submissions are discussed and ways to avoid them will be identified.

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Gas installer in court over shoddy gas work http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/gas-installer-in-court-over-shoddy-gas-work/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/gas-installer-in-court-over-shoddy-gas-work/#comments Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:00:47 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/gas-installer-in-court-over-shoddy-gas-work/6938 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2015/07/30/gas-installer-in-court-over-shoddy-gas-work/feed/ 0 Company sentenced after worker’s life changing injuries http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/company-sentenced-after-workers-life-changing-injuries/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/company-sentenced-after-workers-life-changing-injuries/#comments Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:15:37 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=48997 A company was fined £40,000 today after a worker suffered life changing injuries when part of a structure weighing 750kg fell on him.

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Global energy firm fined £1.4m after worker killed in refinery fire http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/global-energy-firm-fined-1-4m-after-worker-killed-in-refinery-fire/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/global-energy-firm-fined-1-4m-after-worker-killed-in-refinery-fire/#comments Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:15:57 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/global-energy-firm-fined-1-4m-after-worker-killed-in-refinery-fire/6907 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2015/07/29/global-energy-firm-fined-1-4m-after-worker-killed-in-refinery-fire/feed/ 0 Skipper sentenced for failings leading to diver death http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/skipper-sentenced-for-failings-leading-to-diver-death/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/skipper-sentenced-for-failings-leading-to-diver-death/#comments Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:45:53 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/skipper-sentenced-for-failings-leading-to-diver-death/6929 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2015/07/29/skipper-sentenced-for-failings-leading-to-diver-death/feed/ 0 Metal recycling firm fined after worker suffered hand and arm injuries http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/metal-recycling-firm-fined-after-worker-suffered-hand-and-arm-injuries/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/metal-recycling-firm-fined-after-worker-suffered-hand-and-arm-injuries/#comments Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:30:05 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/metal-recycling-firm-fined-after-worker-suffered-hand-and-arm-injuries/6916 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2015/07/29/metal-recycling-firm-fined-after-worker-suffered-hand-and-arm-injuries/feed/ 0 Welding – risk to respiratory health from fume exposure http://www.hse.gov.uk/asthma/welder.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/asthma/welder.htm#comments Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:00:06 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=48958 The Welding Fume Team (WFT) was established by HSE in 2010 and has a broad membership with representatives from across a range of interests. The WFT works together to raise awareness of the respiratory hazards of fume from welding and thermal cutting applications. Read more about welding top tips, case studies and the WFT.

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Waste10 – Petrol recovery from end-of-life vehicles (rev1) http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/waste10.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/waste10.htm#comments Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:30:51 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=48954 This guidance is aimed at vehicle dismantlers, and it advises on the fire and explosion hazards from handling and storing recovered petrol and how to control the risks.

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Leadership and worker involvement toolkit – Case studies http://www.hse.gov.uk/construction/lwit/case-studies/index.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/construction/lwit/case-studies/index.htm#comments Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:00:27 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=48948 Five case studies which show how smaller construction businesses improved health and safety by using the leadership and worker involvement toolkit (LWIT). Two proven methods of using the toolkit become apparent: the ‘Risk profiling’ approach and the ‘Safety Observation Cards’ (SOCs) approach.

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INDG233 – Preventing contact dermatitis and urticaria at work (rev2) http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg233.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg233.htm#comments Wed, 29 Jul 2015 07:00:20 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=48943 This guidance is about preventing work related dermatitis and urticaria for employers and employee representatives. The leaflet explains what the law requires, and which jobs present most risk. The guidance has been simplified and streamlined in this revision.

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Colchester gas engineer fined over illegal work http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/colchester-gas-engineer-fined-over-illegal-work/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/colchester-gas-engineer-fined-over-illegal-work/#comments Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:00:44 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/colchester-gas-engineer-fined-over-illegal-work/6932 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2015/07/28/colchester-gas-engineer-fined-over-illegal-work/feed/ 0 HSE and HMRC have joined forces on a webinar – 12 August 2015 http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/webinar.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/webinar.htm#comments Mon, 27 Jul 2015 09:00:55 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=48935 As your business starts to grow or you take on more employees you’ll face new issues and concerns. The Health and Safety Executive and HMRC are working together to deliver a live webinar about the typical situations you are likely to face – register now.

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Firm prosecuted following the avoidable death of a roof worker http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/firm-prosecuted-following-the-avoidable-death-of-a-roof-worker/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/firm-prosecuted-following-the-avoidable-death-of-a-roof-worker/#comments Fri, 24 Jul 2015 13:20:59 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/firm-prosecuted-following-the-avoidable-death-of-a-roof-worker/6905 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2015/07/24/firm-prosecuted-following-the-avoidable-death-of-a-roof-worker/feed/ 0