HSE RSS feeds http://news.hse.gov.uk News and updates about health and safety from the Health and Safety Executive Fri, 22 May 2015 17:22:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2 Court fines medical firm after two workers injured http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/court-fines-medical-firm-after-two-workers-injured/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/court-fines-medical-firm-after-two-workers-injured/#comments Fri, 22 May 2015 15:00:36 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/court-fines-medical-firm-after-two-workers-injured/6459 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2015/05/22/court-fines-medical-firm-after-two-workers-injured/feed/ 0 Case 365 – Students banned from attending school on their last day http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2015/case365-students-banned-from-attending-school-on-their-last-day.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2015/case365-students-banned-from-attending-school-on-their-last-day.htm#comments Fri, 22 May 2015 14:30:03 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=48312 A media article carried a story of a school banning sixth year students from attending on their last day, citing health and safety.

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Case 364 – Council no longer collecting road verge litter http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2015/case364-council-no-longer-collecting-verge-litter.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2015/case364-council-no-longer-collecting-verge-litter.htm#comments Fri, 22 May 2015 09:00:58 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=48292 A newspaper columnist commented on huge amounts of litter during her commute adding that the council advised her they no longer collect road verge litter due to health and safety regulations.

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Development company guilty of repeated safety breaches http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/development-company-guilty-of-repeated-safety-breaches/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/development-company-guilty-of-repeated-safety-breaches/#comments Thu, 21 May 2015 15:45:29 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/development-company-guilty-of-repeated-safety-breaches/6454 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2015/05/21/development-company-guilty-of-repeated-safety-breaches/feed/ 0 Shropshire fuel firm fined £20,000 http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/shropshire-fuel-firm-fined-20000/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/shropshire-fuel-firm-fined-20000/#comments Thu, 21 May 2015 15:20:17 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/shropshire-fuel-firm-fined-20000/6452 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2015/05/21/shropshire-fuel-firm-fined-20000/feed/ 0 Revised COSHH essentials e-tool – action required prior to upgrade http://www.hse.gov.uk/coshh/essentials/index.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/coshh/essentials/index.htm#comments Thu, 21 May 2015 15:00:15 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=48326 A revised and improved COSHH essentials e-tool will be launched in June 2015. During the upgrade all saved assessments will be deleted. Therefore, we advise you print a copy of any assessments you wish to keep by the end of May 2015. Apologies for any inconvenience.

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Case 363 – Staff prohibited from opening office windows http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2015/case363-unable-to-open-office-windows.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2015/case363-unable-to-open-office-windows.htm#comments Thu, 21 May 2015 14:00:37 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=48290 Office staff told they cannot have a key to open windows in third floor office as this would breach health and safety.

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COMAH Onshore Major Hazards: New knowledge on flammable hazards – HSL Buxton, 25 June 2015 http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-comah-onshore-major-hazards-new-knowledge-on-flammable-hazards.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-comah-onshore-major-hazards-new-knowledge-on-flammable-hazards.htm#comments Thu, 21 May 2015 13:30:47 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=48316 The course will explain the common strategies and tactics of the failure analysis process from the initial response through to presenting your findings.

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Principles of Incident Investigation and Failure Analysis – HSL Buxton, 4 June 2015 http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-principles-of-incident-investigation-and-failure-analysis.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-principles-of-incident-investigation-and-failure-analysis.htm#comments Thu, 21 May 2015 13:00:35 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=48314 HSL are offering a unique opportunity to engage directly with their incident investigation professionals and take full advantage of decades of failure analysis experience.

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HSG280 – Guidance for licence holders on the containment and control of specified animal pathogens http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/hsg280.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/hsg280.htm#comments Wed, 20 May 2015 14:30:56 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=48127 On 1 April 2015, HSE became the licensing authority for issuing Specified Animal Pathogens Order (SAPO) licences, in addition to being responsible for inspection and enforcement. This guidance is aimed at SAPO licence holders, users and biosafety professionals. It describes the containment and control measures and related management arrangements which must be applied.

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HSE jobs – Scientist, HSL (x2 posts) http://www.hse.gov.uk/careers/jobprofiles.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/careers/jobprofiles.htm#comments Wed, 20 May 2015 14:05:18 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=48277 To provide technical support to scientists undertaking research, incident investigations and standard testing. Closing date for applications 13 June 2015.

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HSE jobs – Technical Scientific Support, HSL http://www.hse.gov.uk/careers/jobprofiles.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/careers/jobprofiles.htm#comments Wed, 20 May 2015 14:00:09 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=48279 The post holder will be expected to provide hands-on assistance and support, with full guidance and training from the experienced technical staff, for experimental projects and incident investigations. Closing date for applications 13 June 2015.

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Case 362 – Ban on shopping trolleys belonging to other stores http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2015/case362-another-stores-trolley-not-allowed-in-clothes-store.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2015/case362-another-stores-trolley-not-allowed-in-clothes-store.htm#comments Wed, 20 May 2015 09:00:30 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=48287 A clothes shop cited health and safety when they asked a customer to leave for using a shopping trolley belonging to another store.

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Civil explosives – Record keeping requirements http://www.hse.gov.uk/explosives/record-keeping.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/explosives/record-keeping.htm#comments Wed, 20 May 2015 08:30:08 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=48023 From the 5 April 2015, manufacturers, importers, distributors, and anyone who acquires or keeps civil explosives will have to keep a record of the explosives throughout the supply chain and life cycle.

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Safety notice: Earth Moving Machinery – changes to visibility requirements http://www.hse.gov.uk/safetybulletins/earth-moving-machinery.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/safetybulletins/earth-moving-machinery.htm#comments Wed, 20 May 2015 07:00:21 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=48262 There have been an unacceptable number of accidents related to visibility. Manufacturers and importers of Earth Moving Machinery should review the conformity assessment of their product ranges in respect of visibility from the operator’s position to ensure continued compliance.

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Construction firm prosecuted after falling roof sheets narrowly miss karting party http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/construction-firm-prosecuted-after-falling-roof-sheets-narrowly-miss-karting-party/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/construction-firm-prosecuted-after-falling-roof-sheets-narrowly-miss-karting-party/#comments Tue, 19 May 2015 17:00:09 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/construction-firm-prosecuted-after-falling-roof-sheets-narrowly-miss-karting-party/6444 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2015/05/19/construction-firm-prosecuted-after-falling-roof-sheets-narrowly-miss-karting-party/feed/ 0 Case 361 – Pub bans customer from opening champagne bottle http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2015/case361-pub-not-allow-customer-to-open-champagne-bottle.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2015/case361-pub-not-allow-customer-to-open-champagne-bottle.htm#comments Tue, 19 May 2015 16:45:38 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=48271 A customer, after purchasing a bottle of champagne in a pub, was told by a member of staff that he was not allowed to open it himself because of health and safety.

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Sentence after nine-year-old girl flung from fair ride http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/sentence-after-nine-year-old-girl-flung-from-fair-ride/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/sentence-after-nine-year-old-girl-flung-from-fair-ride/#comments Tue, 19 May 2015 16:00:50 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/sentence-after-nine-year-old-girl-flung-from-fair-ride/6441 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2015/05/19/sentence-after-nine-year-old-girl-flung-from-fair-ride/feed/ 0 Contractor in court after section of roof fell on worker http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/contractor-in-court-after-section-of-roof-fell-on-worker/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/contractor-in-court-after-section-of-roof-fell-on-worker/#comments Tue, 19 May 2015 15:00:49 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/contractor-in-court-after-section-of-roof-fell-on-worker/6439 An Ayrshire construction contractor has been fined for serious safety failings after part of a roof fell on a worker during demolition.

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Businessman jailed after Lithuanian worker killed after fall from roof at Blackburn mill http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/business-man-jailed-after-lithuanian-worker-killed-after-fall-from-roof-at-blackburn-mill/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/business-man-jailed-after-lithuanian-worker-killed-after-fall-from-roof-at-blackburn-mill/#comments Tue, 19 May 2015 14:50:36 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/business-man-jailed-after-lithuanian-worker-killed-after-fall-from-roof-at-blackburn-mill/6449 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2015/05/19/businessman-jailed-after-lithuanian-worker-killed-after-fall-from-roof-at-blackburn-mill/feed/ 0