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Machinery series: PUWER – Buxton, 9 May 2016

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Covering those activities regulated by the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER), this course provides delegates with a thorough knowledge of this legislation.

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Company fined for safety failings

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

A metalwork casting and machining company has been fined for unsafe work practices after an employee almost fell through a fragile roof.

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Plumber sentenced for not being Gas Safe Registered

Monday, April 4, 2016

A plumber in Essex has been sentenced to a community order after installing gas boilers while not being Gas Safe registered.

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HSE Business Plan 2016/17

Friday, April 1, 2016

HSE will continue to take its responsibility as the prime mover, working with co-regulators, colleagues across government and other stakeholders to deliver healthier, safer workplaces. This plan outlines what HSE, in our role as the national regulator and catalyst in the system, will deliver in 2016/17.

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Sentence after worker injured at prison

Friday, April 1, 2016

Four different duty holders have been fined after a worker was injured while replacing a window at Leeds prison.

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Roofer fined for safety failings

Friday, April 1, 2016

A roofer based in Berkshire has been fined after disturbing and removing asbestos without a licence.

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Dame Judith Hackitt’s ‘Risk Assessment’ – Lots of visits but not the end of the journey….

Thursday, March 31, 2016

It’s been a hectic few weeks at the end of a most enjoyable and challenging eight and a half years as Chair of HSE.

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HSE Chair: Event speeches during 2016 – notes and accompanying slides

Thursday, March 31, 2016

21/01/2016 – Committing Construction to a Healthier Future Summit; 18/02/2016 – Inaugural meeting of IOSH’s Staffordshire Branch; 15/03/2016 – Royal Academy of Engineering – ‘A view from the top'; 17/03/2016 – Westminster briefing.

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Interim Chair of HSE

Thursday, March 31, 2016

George Brechin has been appointed as interim Chair of the Health and Safety Executive, after Dame Judith Hackitt reached the end of her eight years as Chair of the regulator. This is a short-term arrangement while the process to recruit a permanent successor continues.

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Worker falls down service shaft

Thursday, March 31, 2016

A company in Derbyshire has been fined after a worker fell thirteen metres down a service riser shaft.

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Manufacturing company fined after worker was injured

Thursday, March 31, 2016

A company manufacturing sealing products in Slough has been fined after a worker was seriously injured when his arm was caught in machinery.

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Partnership on Health and Safety in Scotland (PHASS) – meeting papers

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Papers for PHASS meetings held on 1 March 2016 and 17 November 2015, now available.

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Case 392 – Coffee shop refuses use of high chair without a harness

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

A coffee shop informed a customer they could not put their child in one of the available high chairs as it did not have a harness in place.

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HSE/HMRC webinar to help growing businesses – 12 April 2016

Friday, March 25, 2016

HSE and HMRC are working together to deliver a live webinar about the typical situations businesses are likely to face. Taking place on 12 April at 10am, it will include answers on health and safety and taking on new employees – register now.

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Working Well Together: Construction industry awareness events – April 2016

Friday, March 25, 2016

Free events run by the industry for the industry  –  book now. Construction health and wellbeing – Ammanford, 6 April 2016; Refurbishment, safety and health awareness – Glasgow, 12 April 2016; Good health is good business – Dudley, 26 April 2016.

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Display screen equipment (DSE) risk management – Buxton, 21 April 2016

Friday, March 25, 2016

The course will be most beneficial for health and safety providers with limited knowledge/experience of DSE risk management who wish to become an assessor.

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Case 391 – Gym reduces opening hours due to health and safety

Thursday, March 24, 2016

A gym reduced its 24/7 opening hours by closing overnight, citing health and safety as the reason for the decision.

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Automotive company fined after worker loses finger

Monday, March 21, 2016

A Birmingham-based automotive company has been fined after a worker lost his finger.

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Solar panel specialists in court for roof light fall failings

Monday, March 21, 2016

A solar panel firm has been £153,000 after a worker was seriously injured in a fall through a fragile roof light at a private home in Kent.

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Site and transport safety – London, 26 April 2016

Friday, March 18, 2016

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 risks in your business.

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