HSE RSS feeds http://news.hse.gov.uk News and updates about health and safety from the Health and Safety Executive Mon, 08 Feb 2016 17:42:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2 Fuel giant sentenced over offshore platform gas releases http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/fuel-giant-sentenced-over-offshore-platform-gas-releases/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/fuel-giant-sentenced-over-offshore-platform-gas-releases/#comments Mon, 08 Feb 2016 15:45:19 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/fuel-giant-sentenced-over-offshore-platform-gas-releases/8302 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2016/02/08/fuel-giant-sentenced-over-offshore-platform-gas-releases/feed/ 0 Display screen equipment (DSE) risk management – London, 1 March 2016 http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-dse-risk-management-london.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-dse-risk-management-london.htm#comments Mon, 08 Feb 2016 15:40:37 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=50909 This course will provide you with an understanding of DSE risks and approach to risk management and with the documentation to provide your employer with risk assessments.

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Hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) refresher – Buxton, 1 March 2016 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/hand-arm-vibration-syndrome-(havs)-refresher http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/hand-arm-vibration-syndrome-(havs)-refresher#comments Mon, 08 Feb 2016 15:35:45 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=50907 This one-day refresher course is designed for doctors and nurses who would like to update their knowledge and clinical skills to assess workers exposed to hand-transmitted vibration.

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HSE inspectors’ guide to improvement and prohibition notices – London, 1 March 2016 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/hse-inspectors%E2%80%99-guide-to-improvement-and-prohibition-notices http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/hse-inspectors%E2%80%99-guide-to-improvement-and-prohibition-notices#comments Mon, 08 Feb 2016 15:30:48 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=50905 This workshop will be delivered by a senior HSE inspector with more than 25 years’ experience. You will learn why, when and how HSE takes formal enforcement action and how to respond to receipt of a notice.

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Behaviour change: Improving health and safety performance – London, 1-2 March 2016 http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-behaviour-change-improving-hs-performance-london.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-behaviour-change-improving-hs-performance-london.htm#comments Mon, 08 Feb 2016 15:25:27 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=50903 This course will provide you with an understanding as to why workers take risks, covering the many factors that influence behaviour. The course builds on behaviour modification approaches, adopting a five step, holistic approach to behaviour change and concludes with strategies to help reduce the likelihood of risk taking behaviour.

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Listen Up! First European hearing conservation conference – Manchester, 2 March 2016 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/listenup http://www.hsl.gov.uk/listenup#comments Mon, 08 Feb 2016 15:20:53 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=50901 Attend this event and you will get the latest information on the case for change from leading international experts, hear from inspirational leaders who lead the field in finding new ways of controlling noise in a variety of sectors and gain exposure to the newest and emerging products and strategies for dealing with noise risk.

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HSE inspectors’ guide to electrical safety – London, 2 March 2016 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/hse-inspectors%E2%80%99-guide-to-electrical-safety- http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/hse-inspectors%E2%80%99-guide-to-electrical-safety-#comments Mon, 08 Feb 2016 15:15:13 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=50899 The workshop will give you a practical understanding of what HSE inspectors are looking for in the control of general electrical safety risks, including the risk and appropriate controls.

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Manual handling for assessors – London, 2 March 2016 http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-manual-handling-for-assessors-london.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-manual-handling-for-assessors-london.htm#comments Mon, 08 Feb 2016 15:10:41 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=50897 This course will equip you with the knowledge to help recognise, assess and reduce manual handling risks in your organisation. It is suited to employers and employee representatives who intend to begin the process of manual handling risk assessment and control within their companies.

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Hazardous area classification – Buxton, 2 March 2016 http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-hazardous-area-classification.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-hazardous-area-classification.htm#comments Mon, 08 Feb 2016 15:05:26 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=50895 This course will provide delegates with the knowledge to carry out straightforward hazardous area classification in accordance with commonly used standards. It is suitable for all those who may be asked to carry out hazardous area classification as part of a DSEAR assessment including process safety and electrical engineers and health and safety practitioners.

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Preventing dermatitis and dermal exposure: an introduction – Buxton, 3 March 2016 http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-preventing-dermatitis-and-dermal-exposure-an-introduction.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-preventing-dermatitis-and-dermal-exposure-an-introduction.htm#comments Mon, 08 Feb 2016 15:00:26 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=50893 Dermatitis can be a life-altering condition. Dermal exposure resulting in potential harm to the rest of the body occurs across all sectors. Measures to prevent harm are often straightforward if they are correctly applied. Managers, supervisors and staff representatives will benefit from this course, particularly if they are in industries where dermatitis is prevalent.

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Chemical company fined for dangerous gas release http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/chemical-company-fined-for-dangerous-gas-release/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/chemical-company-fined-for-dangerous-gas-release/#comments Thu, 04 Feb 2016 17:45:51 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/chemical-company-fined-for-dangerous-gas-release/8293 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2016/02/04/chemical-company-fined-for-dangerous-gas-release/feed/ 0 Firm fined after operator injured in bagging machine http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/firm-fined-after-operator-injured-in-bagging-machine/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/firm-fined-after-operator-injured-in-bagging-machine/#comments Thu, 04 Feb 2016 11:55:21 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/firm-fined-after-operator-injured-in-bagging-machine/8296 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2016/02/04/firm-fined-after-operator-injured-in-bagging-machine/feed/ 0 HSE jobs – Toxicologist http://www.hse.gov.uk/careers/jobprofiles.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/careers/jobprofiles.htm#comments Thu, 04 Feb 2016 11:00:12 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=50855 You’ll have graduate and post-graduate experience in biological sciences preferably toxicology, immunology, or in other areas of biohazard research. Relevant skills will include the analytical protein and DNA methods and use of bio-informatics data. Closing date 23 February 2016.

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Company fined after carrying out dangerous window installation work eight metres above a West End street http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/company-fined-after-carrying-out-dangerous-window-installation-work-eight-meters-above-a-west-end-street/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/company-fined-after-carrying-out-dangerous-window-installation-work-eight-meters-above-a-west-end-street/#comments Wed, 03 Feb 2016 13:15:09 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=50879 A company which manufactured and installed windows has been fined £36,000 after carrying out work in the West End of London with no measures to prevent workers falling eight metres and after dropping part of a window onto the public area below.

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Firm fined after fatality at waste recycling site http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/firm-fined-after-fatality-at-waste-recycling-site/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/firm-fined-after-fatality-at-waste-recycling-site/#comments Tue, 02 Feb 2016 14:45:14 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/firm-fined-after-fatality-at-waste-recycling-site/8291 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2016/02/02/firm-fined-after-fatality-at-waste-recycling-site/feed/ 0 Safety notice – Use of barrier glands in potentially explosive atmospheres to meet IEC 60079-14:2013 (edition 5) http://www.hse.gov.uk/safetybulletins/use-of-barrier-glands.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/safetybulletins/use-of-barrier-glands.htm#comments Tue, 02 Feb 2016 12:30:05 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=50849 The current International Standard allows the use of a ‘standard’ Ex certified flameproof gland as opposed to a Ex certified ‘barrier gland’ without the requirement to apply the previous flowchart used in the British Standard. There is evidence this approach creates a fire and explosion risk. This notice provides information on what action to take.

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Worker falls through roof light http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/worker-falls-through-roof-light/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/worker-falls-through-roof-light/#comments Mon, 01 Feb 2016 11:00:02 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/worker-falls-through-roof-light/8278 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2016/02/01/worker-falls-through-roof-light/feed/ 0 Cheshire construction company guilty of bricklayer’s death http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/chwshire-construction-company-guilty-of-bricklayers-death/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/chwshire-construction-company-guilty-of-bricklayers-death/#comments Fri, 29 Jan 2016 16:15:32 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/chwshire-construction-company-guilty-of-bricklayers-death/8274 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2016/01/29/cheshire-construction-company-guilty-of-bricklayers-death/feed/ 0 Worker’s legs crushed by concrete table tennis tables http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/workers-legs-crushed-by-concrete-table-tennis-tables/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/workers-legs-crushed-by-concrete-table-tennis-tables/#comments Fri, 29 Jan 2016 15:15:10 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/workers-legs-crushed-by-concrete-table-tennis-tables/8257 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2016/01/29/workers-legs-crushed-by-concrete-table-tennis-tables/feed/ 0 Biosafety: concepts and working practices at containment level 3 – Buxton, 29 February-4 March 2016 http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-Biosafety-concepts-working-practices-containment-level3.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-Biosafety-concepts-working-practices-containment-level3.htm#comments Thu, 28 Jan 2016 17:00:18 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=50829 This course on working in and with a microbiological containment level 3 facility, will comprise a number of modules using a combination of interactive theory, practical and workshop training.

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