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Firm fined after circus tent collapse

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The owner of a company who supplies marquees and tents has been fined after guy ropes securing a circus tent snapped causing it to collapse injuring three adults and five children at Burley Park, New Forest.

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HSE media statement: Major incident at Didcot Power Station on Tuesday 23 February 2016

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

A spokesperson for HSE said: “HSE inspectors are on site at the Didcot A Power station in Oxfordshire, following the major incident on Tuesday 23 February. HSE are presently assisting the police and the emergency services. The thoughts of all HSE staff are with the family of the person who has died and the families of those affected by the collapse.”

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Firm fined after worker fall

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

A Dorset based joinery company has been fined after a sub-contractor fell through a window opening to the floor below.

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Sixteen-year-old worker falls through skylight

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

A Stoke-on-Trent roofing company has been fined after an employee suffered serious injury when he fell through a roof skylight at Northwood Lane, Clayton, Newcastle-under-Lyme.

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Teenage farm worker dies clearing blockage in grain bin

Monday, February 22, 2016

A farm has been sentenced after a young man was killed while trying to clear a blockage in a grain bin in Hawick.

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HSE responds to UCATT release on construction deaths

Friday, February 19, 2016

On 18/02/2016, construction union UCATT issued a press release to media that claimed there was an increase in prosecution delays and fall in convictions following construction deaths. UCATT cited information that was included in a recent Parliamentary Question response. HSE construction sector has responded to UCATT’s interpretation of the statistics.

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Management of hand-arm vibration in the workplace: an introduction – Buxton, 14 March 2016

Thursday, February 18, 2016

This course will review the risks from hand-arm vibration exposure and introduce you to the requirements of the current regulations. It will provide practical advice and examples of how to carry out assessments and how to develop vibration control action plans.

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COMAH: Safety report requirements with emphasis on technical aspects of COMAH safety reports – Buxton, 14-15 March 2016

Thursday, February 18, 2016

The COMAH safety report technical assessment / inspection criteria are explained including the type and level of information required to make the necessary demonstration of the technical measures.

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Occupational medicine seminar for HSE appointed doctors, occupational health professionals and GPs – Buxton, 15 March 2016

Thursday, February 18, 2016

It is important for practitioners to keep their practice up to date and evidence based. This one-day seminar has been put together by the Centre for Workplace Health at HSL to inform and update about specific aspects of clinical occupational health practice.

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COMAH onshore major hazards: predictive aspects of COMAH – Buxton, 15-16 March 2016

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Course gives an overview of the requirements for the predictive (risk assessment) aspects of a safety report under the Control of Major Accident Hazard Regulations from the point of view of safety.

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Human factors in accident and incident investigations – Buxton, 15-16 March 2016

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Course is designed to give participants an impartial and pragmatic understanding (and experience) of some of the techniques that are available for investigating human factors issues.

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MOHSG: Hot work safety and cylinders in fires – Manchester, 16 March 2016

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Afternoon meeting of Manchester Occupational Health and Safety Group that includes a talk on ‘Hot work safety and cylinders in fires’ – attendance free.

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Biological monitoring for chemical exposures at work: an introduction – Buxton, 17 March 2016

Thursday, February 18, 2016

This workshop is an overview of biological monitoring and how it can enhance the service that occupational hygiene and health professionals offer.

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DSEAR compliance for managers and supervisors – Buxton, 17 March 2016

Thursday, February 18, 2016

This course explains the duties that DSEAR places on employers and the actions needed to comply with them.

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Beyond KP4 – Plant ageing and life extension workshop: Learning from HSE’s inspection programme – Buxton, 17 March 2016

Thursday, February 18, 2016

The objective of this workshop is to share the learning and recommendations from the KP4 aging life extension programme across a range of hazardous industries.

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Free forestry & arboriculture SHADs – various locations, March 2016

Thursday, February 18, 2016

HSE has teamed up with the Forestry Commission and the Arboricultural Association to host the events, which are dedicated to raising awareness of important health and safety issues specific to each industry. Arboriculture SHAD – Enfield, 9 March 2016; Forestry SHADs – Perthshire, 18 March 2016 & Northumberland, 22 March 2016. Book now.

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Firm fined after man struck by gate

Thursday, February 18, 2016

A company who produce and install gate systems been fined after a leaf of the gate fell and struck a man.

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Company fined after worker falls from height

Thursday, February 18, 2016

A Mosstodloch Engineering company has been fined after an employee was seriously injured after falling twenty feet.

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Exeter plumber left illegal gas work in a dangerous state

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

An Exeter plumber left a gas meter and gas pipe in a dangerous state in a customer’s home after he had undertaken unregistered gas work.

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Company fined for failure to comply with improvement notices

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

A London based company who fabricate structural steel products has been fined for failure to maintain compliance with the law following prior HSE enforcement action.

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