HSE RSS feeds http://news.hse.gov.uk News and updates about health and safety from the Health and Safety Executive Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:30:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.7.1 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 Case 309 – University bans the throwing of mortar boards on graduation day http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2014/case309-university-bans-throwing-of-mortar-boards.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2014/case309-university-bans-throwing-of-mortar-boards.htm#comments Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:40:18 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=45905 Due to health and safety issues, a university collected mortar boards following the end of a graduation ceremony to prevent them being thrown into the air.

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Case 308 – Swimming pool unable to lend goggles and floatation devices http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2014/case308-swimming-pool-unable-to-lend-floats-goggles-woggles.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2014/case308-swimming-pool-unable-to-lend-floats-goggles-woggles.htm#comments Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:30:03 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=45903 A poster at a public swimming pool says: “Due to health and safety regulations, we are unable to lend floats, goggles or woggles.”

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HSE confirms appointment of new chief executive http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/hse-confirms-appointment-of-new-chief-executive-2/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/hse-confirms-appointment-of-new-chief-executive-2/#comments Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:49:11 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/hse-confirms-appointment-of-new-chief-executive-2/4606 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/08/21/hse-confirms-appointment-of-new-chief-executive/feed/ 0 Edinburgh company fined £12,000 after lorry crushes employee (COPFS release) http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/edinburgh-company-fined-12000-after-lorry-crushes-employee-copfs-release/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/edinburgh-company-fined-12000-after-lorry-crushes-employee-copfs-release/#comments Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:17:25 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/edinburgh-company-fined-12000-after-lorry-crushes-employee-copfs-release/4590 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/08/21/edinburgh-company-fined-12000-after-lorry-crushes-employee-copfs-release/feed/ 0 Public consultation on revised lifting equipment ACOP http://www.hse.gov.uk/consult/condocs/cd275.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/consult/condocs/cd275.htm#comments Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:00:51 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=45877 The proposed amends will make the understanding and use of the document easier, particularly with clarifying which equipment is subject to the provisions of the regulations and the role of the competent person. Have your say – consultation runs from 20 August to 14 October 2014.

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Brothers given custodial sentence for exposing workers to asbestos http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/brothers-given-custodial-sentence-for-exposing-workers-to-asbestos/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/brothers-given-custodial-sentence-for-exposing-workers-to-asbestos/#comments Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:00:09 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/brothers-given-custodial-sentence-for-exposing-workers-to-asbestos/4586 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/08/20/brothers-given-custodial-sentence-for-exposing-workers-to-asbestos/feed/ 0 Selkirk company fined £100,000 for death of an employee http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/selkirk-company-fined-100000-for-death-of-an-employee/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/selkirk-company-fined-100000-for-death-of-an-employee/#comments Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:30:18 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/selkirk-company-fined-100000-for-death-of-an-employee/4584 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/08/20/selkirk-company-fined-100000-for-death-of-an-employee/feed/ 0 Proposals to amend confined spaces ACOP http://www.hse.gov.uk/consult/condocs/cd274.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/consult/condocs/cd274.htm#comments Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:00:12 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=45875 Public consultation runs from 20 August to 30 September 2014 – have your say on the revised version of the ACOP relating to the Confined Spaces Regulations 1997. The amends proposed will make the use of the document easier, particularly with clarifying the definition of a confined space.

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NHS Trust in court after workers potentially exposed to asbestos http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/nhs-trust-in-court-after-workers-potentially-exposed-to-asbestos/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/nhs-trust-in-court-after-workers-potentially-exposed-to-asbestos/#comments Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:00:31 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/nhs-trust-in-court-after-workers-potentially-exposed-to-asbestos/4579 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/08/20/nhs-trust-in-court-after-workers-potentially-exposed-to-asbestos/feed/ 0 Case 307 – Children under 16 must be accompanied when at a zoo http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2014/case307-Children-15-or-under-must-be-accompanied-in-a-zoo.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2014/case307-Children-15-or-under-must-be-accompanied-in-a-zoo.htm#comments Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:03:57 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=45901 A zoo has a policy stating “for health and safety reasons children aged 15 or under must be accompanied by a responsible person aged 16 or over at all times”.

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Case 306 – Retailer removed free razor from magazine http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2014/case306-Retailer-removed-free-gift-razor-from-mans-style-magazine.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2014/case306-Retailer-removed-free-gift-razor-from-mans-style-magazine.htm#comments Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:03:10 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=45898 A retailer removed the free gift razor from a mans fashion and style magazine for health and safety reasons.

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