HSE RSS feeds http://news.hse.gov.uk News and updates about health and safety from the Health and Safety Executive Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19:56:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2 Foundation trust fined over bedrail failures http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/foundation-trust-fined-over-bedrail-failures/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/foundation-trust-fined-over-bedrail-failures/#comments Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:25:37 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=51587 A North West NHS foundation trust has been fined over its inappropriate management of the use of bedrails at its hospitals.

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Hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) refresher – Buxton, 1 June 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 Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:25:49 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=51607 One-day refresher course 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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Layers of protection analysis: practical application and pitfalls (LOPA) – Buxton, 7-8 June 2016 http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-lopa-practical-application-and-pitfalls.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-lopa-practical-application-and-pitfalls.htm#comments Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:20:21 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=51603 The course will cover: LOPA, uses and complexity, when to use LOPA and when to consider QRA, study prerequisites and preparation, target frequencies and human factors.

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Improving your health related risk assessments – Buxton, 8 June 2016 http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-improving-your-health-related-risk-assessments.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-improving-your-health-related-risk-assessments.htm#comments Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:15:03 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=51601 Course is designed to help the general H&S practitioner better understand the ‘invisible’ risks associated with hazardous substances, noise and vibration and aims to provide a more confident approach to these issues.

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IOSH branch meeting: It’s happened, what do we do NOW? – Widnes, 8 June 2016 http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/iosh.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/iosh.htm#comments Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:10:51 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=51596 In attending this free event, delegates will learn how to work together with company directors to ensure whatever happened does not happen again. In doing so, you will develop skills in how to engage the board in OSH management and in turn be able to clearly show that OSH investment is well worth doing.

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Hazardous area classification – Buxton, 9 June 2016 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/hazardous-area-classification http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/hazardous-area-classification#comments Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:05:58 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=51593 The Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR) require that areas where accidental releases of dangerous substances could occur are identified and classified according to the likelihood of the formation of a flammable atmosphere.

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Foresight workshop: anticipating and adapting to change – Buxton, 9 June 2016 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-seminars/foresight-workshop-%E2%80%93-anticipating-and-adapting-to-change http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-seminars/foresight-workshop-%E2%80%93-anticipating-and-adapting-to-change#comments Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:00:12 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=51589 This one-day workshop will show how companies can benefit from anticipating and adapting to the changing world. Based on a series of case studies delegates will use a range of techniques to identify the challenges and opportunities for future risk management.

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Workers’ Memorial Day – HSE statement http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/workers-memorial-day-hse-statement/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/workers-memorial-day-hse-statement/#comments Thu, 28 Apr 2016 07:00:07 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=51574 Marking international Workers’ Memorial Day, HSE’s interim Chair George Brechin said:
“Workers’ Memorial Day is a poignant reminder of why it is vital to manage workplace risks in a robust and proportionate way. Everybody has a right to come home safe and well from their job.”

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Roofing firm fined over safety breach http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/roofing-firm-fined-over-safety-breach/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/roofing-firm-fined-over-safety-breach/#comments Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:55:27 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/roofing-firm-fined-over-safety-breach/8922 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2016/04/27/roofing-firm-fined-over-safety-breach/feed/ 0 Company fined after worker falls through skylight http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/company-fined-after-worker-falls-through-skylight-2/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/company-fined-after-worker-falls-through-skylight-2/#comments Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:25:52 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/company-fined-after-worker-falls-through-skylight-2/8927 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2016/04/27/company-fined-after-worker-falls-through-skylight-2/feed/ 0 Department for Work and Pensions announce new Chair of HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/department-for-work-and-pensions-announce-new-chair-of-hse/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/department-for-work-and-pensions-announce-new-chair-of-hse/#comments Tue, 26 Apr 2016 14:00:15 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/department-for-work-and-pensions-announce-new-chair-of-hse/8916 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2016/04/26/department-for-work-and-pensions-announce-new-chair-of-hse/feed/ 0 Two firms fined for safety breaches http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/two-firms-fined-for-safety-breaches/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/two-firms-fined-for-safety-breaches/#comments Mon, 25 Apr 2016 10:55:57 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/two-firms-fined-for-safety-breaches/8914 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2016/04/25/two-firms-fined-for-safety-breaches/feed/ 0 Behaviour change: Improving health and safety performance – Buxton, 24-25 May 2016 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/behaviour-change-improving-health-and-safety-performance http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/behaviour-change-improving-health-and-safety-performance#comments Fri, 22 Apr 2016 14:20:31 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=51533 This course, delivered by psychologists, will provide you with an understanding of the many factors that influence both workers’ and managers’ behaviour.

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MOHSG: Proper planning for CDM in a historic building – Manchester, 25 May 2016 http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/mohsg-may.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/mohsg-may.htm#comments Fri, 22 Apr 2016 14:15:15 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=51535 Afternoon meeting of Manchester Occupational Health and Safety Group (MOHSG) that includes a talk by James Woolgrove on proper planning for CDM in a historic building. All welcome to attend.

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Understanding and using the risk management maturity model (RM3) – Buxton, 25-26 May 2016 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/understanding-and-using-the-risk-management-maturity-model-(rm3) http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/understanding-and-using-the-risk-management-maturity-model-(rm3)#comments Fri, 22 Apr 2016 14:10:40 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=51537 Course covers key elements of a good safety management system, RM3 and how to use it within your organisation and good practice in health and safety risk management from across industry.

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Principles of incident investigation and failure analysis – Buxton, 26 May 2016 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/principles-of-incident-investigation-and-failure-analysis http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/principles-of-incident-investigation-and-failure-analysis#comments Fri, 22 Apr 2016 14:05:34 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=51539 This course is aimed at individuals or companies that maintain, contract or are seeking to develop failure analysis capability.

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Farm SHAD – Bluith Wells, 26 May 2016 http://www.hse.gov.uk/agriculture/diary.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/agriculture/diary.htm#comments Fri, 22 Apr 2016 14:00:18 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=51542 Safety and Health Awareness Days (SHADs) are half-day events which include practical demonstrations covering the everyday hazards faced by farmers, farming families and workers and provide an excellent opportunity for those working on farms to get practical advice. Attendance is free – register now.

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Explosion at vehicle seat manufacturer injures worker http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/explosion-at-vehicle-seat-manufacturer-injures-worker/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/explosion-at-vehicle-seat-manufacturer-injures-worker/#comments Fri, 22 Apr 2016 10:20:07 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/explosion-at-vehicle-seat-manufacturer-injures-worker/8899 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2016/04/22/explosion-at-vehicle-seat-manufacturer-injures-worker/feed/ 0 HSE statement: Alton Towers owners’ plead guilty to safety failings http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/hse-statement-alton-towers-owners-plead-guilty-to-safety-failings/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/hse-statement-alton-towers-owners-plead-guilty-to-safety-failings/#comments Fri, 22 Apr 2016 09:30:50 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=51526 Neil Craig, head of operations for HSE in the Midlands said:

“We welcome the guilty plea entered by Merlin Attractions Operations Ltd. Merlin has acknowledged that it failed in its legal duty to protect people on the Smiler ride.”

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Altrincham building contractor sentenced over block collapse and multiple unsafe working practices http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/altrincham-building-contractor-sentenced-over-block-collapse-and-multiple-unsafe-working-practices/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/altrincham-building-contractor-sentenced-over-block-collapse-and-multiple-unsafe-working-practices/#comments Fri, 22 Apr 2016 07:55:04 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/altrincham-building-contractor-sentenced-over-block-collapse-and-multiple-unsafe-working-practices/8909 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2016/04/22/altrincham-building-contractor-sentenced-over-block-collapse-and-multiple-unsafe-working-practices/feed/ 0