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HSL – DSEAR – Controlling Dust Explosion Risks – Buxton, 22 February 2017

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

This course provides advice on how to understand the hazards from flammable dusts and how the risks from storing and using the dusts can be managed so as to comply with DSEAR.

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HSL: Site and Transport Safety – Buxton, 22 February 2017

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

This course will help you understand the legal requirements of both road traffic law and workplace safety law, how and why things go wrong, and how you can take practicable steps to reduce risk in your business.

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HSL: Leadership Series – Health & Safety Leadership Excellence: A Workshop for Senior Leaders – Buxton, 21 February 2017

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

This one day interactive workshop is designed to equip senior leaders with knowledge and understanding of key health and safety leadership responsibilities and values (as identified through research) and understand how this enables them to work towards achieving health and safety cultural excellence.

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Construction company director imprisoned after safety failings

Monday, February 6, 2017

The director of a construction company has been imprisoned for eight months after failing to take appropriate action which resulted in a young worker receiving serious burns.

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Oxfordshire based company fined for safety failings

Monday, February 6, 2017

An Oxfordshire based, ground engineering company has been fined after a worker contracted severe hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS).

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Fencing business owners receive suspended sentences after worker injury

Thursday, February 2, 2017

The two owners of Kidderminster based fencing firm Hoo Farm Fencing have been given suspended sentences after a worker was hit by timber posts and frames which fell from a fork lift truck.

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Overhead crane worker suffers life threatening injuries

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

A Cleckheaton engineering firm was sentenced today for safety breaches after a worker suffered life changing injuries.

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Health and Safety Executive (HSE) review of the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA)

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

HSE are seeking the views of those with an interest in adventure activities, including schools which use or would like to use activity providers. You can take part in the consultation by using this link to an online survey https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/AALAsurvey .

Responses are required by 5pm on 15 February 2017.

You can find out more about AALA which was created in April 1996 in response to the Lyme Bay Tragedy at http://www.hse.gov.uk/aala/ .

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Landlord prosecuted for gas safety failings

Monday, January 30, 2017

A Preston Landlord has been given a suspended prison sentence after failing to ensure gas appliances in one of her properties were checked for safety.

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Firm fined for failing health and safety standards

Monday, January 30, 2017

A Kent-based box manufacturing company has been fined for health and safety failings.

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Bury demolition contractor fined for failing to prevent exposure to Asbestos

Monday, January 30, 2017

A demolition contractor has been sentenced after admitting illegally removing asbestos from a building he was working on.

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HSL: Machinery Series – PUWER – Buxton, 6 February 2017

Friday, January 27, 2017

This course covers those activities regulated by the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) and provides delegates with a thorough knowledge of this legislation. The course will also give practical advice on how to evaluate the safety of existing machines and how to measure and evaluate noise and vibration risks.

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RR1085 – Exploring the human and physical factors associated with telescopic handler overturning risks

Friday, January 27, 2017

This study was carried out in order to identify: the full range of human factors issues that might potentially contribute to telescopic handler overturn incidents; the human factors issues that appear to be most important in terms of overturn risk and key operator knowledge gaps that could increase the probability of an operator overturning a machine.

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RR1084 – Forklift truck reverse sensor systems assessment

Friday, January 27, 2017

This report describes work undertaken to assess the active sensor systems (ultrasonic and radar) commonly used to reduce the risk of collisions.

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RR1083 – Risks to respiratory health in the grain industry

Friday, January 27, 2017

A detailed literature search was carried out to summarise evidence about respiratory disease caused by exposure to grain dust. The conclusion of this review is that the damaging effects of grain dust on the respiratory tract are accumulative and occur at high concentrations of exposure.

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Packaging manufacturer in court over workplace injury

Friday, January 27, 2017

A West Bromwich supplier of corrugated packaging has been fined after a maintenance employee was injured when he was pulled into machinery.

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Unregistered gas fitter fined

Thursday, January 26, 2017

An unregistered gas fitter from Farnborough has been prosecuted for carrying out illegal gas work which was found to be unsafe.

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University of Northumbria fined after botched experiment nearly kills students

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The University of Northumbria at Newcastle has been fined after two students fell seriously ill following a laboratory experiment.

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Three construction companies fined after worker fall

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Three companies from Essex have been fined after a worker fell over seven meters through a fragile roof he was replacing.

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Worker exposed to high level of carbon monoxide

Friday, January 20, 2017

A Construction firm was sentenced today for safety breaches after workers were exposed to carbon monoxide and other substances hazardous to health.

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