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Torquay man put lives at risk through illegal gas work

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

A pub worker has been sentenced for illegally installing gas pipework and a gas boiler at a flat in Torquay.

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Explosives Regulations 2014 (Amendment) Regulations 2016 – updated guidance

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The Explosives Regulations 2014 (Amendment) Regulations 2016 (ERAR2016) came into force in Great Britain on 20 April 2016 and implement the recast of the civil use explosives directive. ERAR2016 amends and updates the requirements for making civil use explosives available on the EU market.

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Company fined after worker falls five metres from flat roof

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

A signage company based in Sheffield, has been fined after a worker fell five metres from a flat roof.

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Young apprentice loses finger on rotary press

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The owner of a business that manufactures specialist adhesive tape for industrial applications has been fined after a young apprentice lost his finger on a rotary die press.

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Construction company fined after worker injured falling through void

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

A construction company based in Derbyshire has been fined after a worker was seriously injured when he fell through a void.

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Managing asbestos in domestic and non-domestic premises – Buxton, 17 May 2016

Monday, April 18, 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 2012.

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COMAH: Compliance for lower-tier establishments – Buxton, 18 May 2016

Monday, April 18, 2016

This course identifies the COMAH duties for lower-tier establishments and what needs to be done to comply with them. It also explains the duties that fall to the competent authority and local government.

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Slips and trips: Falls prevention – Buxton, 18 May 2016

Monday, April 18, 2016

This course will help you understand the causes of slips, trips and falls, and highlight successful interventions that offer a great starting point for organisations looking to reduce falls.

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Stair assessment – Buxton, 19 May 2016

Monday, April 18, 2016

This course will help you understand the design features of stairs which can give rise to a risk of falling, and identify simple remedial improvements to reduce the likelihood of a fall.

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The application of CLP and aggregation in the COMAH 2015 Regulations – Buxton, 19 May 2016

Monday, April 18, 2016

Course will give an overview of the requirements of the new regulations. It will also cover the potential changes in scope brought about by the CLP classifications.

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RPE fit testing: Advanced course in qualitative fit testing – Buxton, 18 May 2016

Monday, April 18, 2016

This one-day advanced course covers the qualitative fit testing method.

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RPE fit testing – Advanced course in quantitative and qualitative fit testing – Buxton, 18-19 May 2016

Monday, April 18, 2016

This two-day advanced course covers both quantitative (PortaCount) and qualitative fit testing methods.

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COSHH: Practical assessment and control – Buxton, 18-19 May 2016

Monday, April 18, 2016

This two-day course gives detailed and practical training on carrying out COSHH assessments and putting the assessment into practice to control substances hazardous to health.

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Accrington landlord in court for gas safety failing

Monday, April 18, 2016

An Accrington landlord has been sentenced to six months imprisonment after he ignored repeated warnings about arranging an annual gas safety check at a house in the town.

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Case 395 – Supermarket bans foldaway bicycle from store

Friday, April 15, 2016

A supermarket banned a customer from taking a folding bicycle into store for health and safety reasons.

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HSE jobs: Vacancies for Regulatory Scientists & Divisional Directors

Friday, April 15, 2016

Regulatory Scientist – five roles available; Toxicologist, Efficacy, Exposure, Ecotoxicology and Chemistry – closing date 6 May 2016. Divisional Director – three roles available; Field Operations, Construction and Chemical, Explosives and Microbiological Hazards (CEMH)  – closing date 27 April 2016.

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EU-OSHA campaign 2016-17 – Healthy workplaces for all ages

Friday, April 15, 2016

The European Agency for Occupational Safety and Health has launched its 2016-17 campaign, Healthy workplaces for all ages – promoting a sustainable working life. The campaign focus is on the challenges and opportunities presented by an ageing workforce. Find out how you can get involved.

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Three companies fined for safety failings arising from two accidents

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Two incidents at the Haverhill site of Jan Cavelle Furniture Company have led to three companies being fined for health and safety failings.

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Two companies fined after disturbing asbestos

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Two companies have been fined after asbestos was disturbed during refurbishment work.

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Firm fined after forklift truck operator killed

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

A large steel fabrication company based in North Yorkshire, has been fined after a forklift truck (FLT) operator was killed when the truck he was operating overturned. However, the offence to which the company pleaded guilty was not a significant cause of the fatal accident.

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