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Safety bulletin – Ergonomic Issues of DP Vessel Controls

Monday, December 19, 2016

A semisubmersible DP drilling rig lost control of position for several minutes.  During this time it was obliged to shear the drill pipe and disengage the lower marine riser package, LMRP. Operators of dynamically positioned vessels and offshore installations should review the ergonomic aspects of their control system.

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Trio of firms fined £2million after worker’s leg is broken in trench collapse

Monday, December 19, 2016

Three companies have been sentenced today (19 December 2016) in Lincoln Crown Court after a worker’s leg was broken in six places when a trench which he was working in collapsed on him

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Air conditioning maintenance company in court over workers fall

Friday, December 16, 2016

A Leeds based air conditioning maintenance company has been fined after a worker fell 3 metres through a false ceiling.

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HSL: COMAH Unpacked – Buxton, 17 Jan 2017

Friday, December 16, 2016

This course informs delegates about the changes in the regulation of chemical major hazards brought about by the implementation of the SEVESO III Directive.

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HSL: Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) – Health Surveillance and Exposure Control – Buxton, 17 Jan 2017

Friday, December 16, 2016

This one-day course will deal with background issues, current practice and how things are changing in relation to health surveillance, particularly in light of the new HSE guidance. It will also provide information about controlling RCS exposures in the workplace.

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HSL: Asbestos – Managing asbestos in domestic and non-domestic premises – Buxton, 17 Jan 2017

Friday, December 16, 2016

This one-day course gives you the knowledge to manage asbestos in non-domestic premises to the standards required by Regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR 2012).

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HSL: COMAH 2015 Unpacked – Buxton, 18 Jan 2017

Friday, December 16, 2016

This course informs delegates about the changes in the regulation of chemical major hazards brought about by the implementation of the SEVESO III Directive.

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Fatal accident to company Managing Director

Friday, December 16, 2016

A textile manufacturing company and one of its directors, Wazir Hussain were sentenced after a fatal accident to the company’s Managing Director, 36 year old Nasir Hussain.

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Minister helps launch HSE’s Health and Work Strategy

Thursday, December 15, 2016

The Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work, Penny Mordaunt MP will today (Thur 15 Dec) pledge her support for a new strategy for health in Britain’s workplaces.

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Building company fined for putting childminder and children at risk

Thursday, December 15, 2016

A building company and its director have been fined for breaching Gas Safety law after putting a childminder and children in her care at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

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Staffordshire Logistics Company fined over safety failings

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

A Logistics company based in Staffordshire has been fined after two employees were injured in two days.

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Drunk farmer imprisoned for killing young boy while driving tractor

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

A self-employed farm worker has been imprisoned after running over and killing a young boy with his tractor, while 2.5 times over the legal drinking limit.

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Builder prosecuted for worker’s fall

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

A builder from Surrey has been prosecuted for the fall of a worker.

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Prosecution of local roofing specialist company and its directors over unsafe roof work

Monday, December 12, 2016

A specialist roofing company and its two directors have been sentenced after admitting working unsafely at height on a hotel development in central Manchester during a major refurbishment and extension works.
On the 17 March 2015, a member of public wi…

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CRD – Two Day Efficacy Workshop – York, 11-12 Jan 2017

Monday, December 12, 2016

This course will provide an overview of all aspects of writing efficacy dossiers including Biological Assessment Dossiers (BADs) and draft Registration Reports (dRRs) to address European efficacy data requirements under the regulation (EC 1107/2009).

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RR1087 – Market surveillance of FFP3 disposable resirators

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Filtering Facepieces (FFPs) are disposable Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) for protection against dusts, particles and aerosols. This report describes market surveillance testing of samples of ten FFP3 respirator models from ten different manufacturers that are available on the UK market.

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RR1086 – Noise risk as described in instructions supplied with printing machinery

Saturday, December 10, 2016

The printing industry uses a wide range of noisy machines that have the potential to damage workers’ hearing if the risks are not effectively managed. This report describes research that was carried out to assess the adequacy of the noise emission information provided in a sample of fifteen instruction manuals supplied by manufacturers of printing machinery.

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RR1076 – Spontaneous ignition of gas turbine lubricants at temperatures below their standard auto-ignition temperatures

Saturday, December 10, 2016

This report describes research using a Spontaneous Combustion Calorimeter developed to study spontaneous ignition.

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RR1075 – Benefits of data management and data trending in the UK Continental Shelf oil and gas industry

Saturday, December 10, 2016

This report describes research to identify the barriers to the take-up of data trending to support ageing and life extension (ALE) decision making, in order to identify issues that industry could address.

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RR1077 – Safe storage of wood pellet and wood chip fuel

Saturday, December 10, 2016

This report describes a study, involving seven site visits, to develop evidence to inform HSE engagement with the industry on the prevention of carbon monoxide poisonings.

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