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Construction company sentenced

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

A London based construction company has been fined for safety failings. 

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Health and safety scientists given centre stage

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

At the heart of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) there is a breadth of experience and extensive expertise in science and engineering that is working to help predict the safety and health challenges of the future.

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Case 394 – Swimming pool tumble turn ban

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Freestyle lane tumble turns have been banned from a council run swimming pool for health and safety reasons.

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Hand entrapment to worker at food manufacturing company

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

A food manufacturing firm was sentenced today for safety breaches after a worker suffered partial de-gloving of his hand.

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HSE jobs – Electrical Engineer / Control and Instrumentation Engineer / Process Safety Specialist / Mechanical Engineer

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Vacancies: Electrical Engineer – address potential major accident hazards within range of onshore major hazards installations; Control and Instrumentation Engineer – involved in completing accident investigation and inspections; Process Safety Specialist – investigating process safety related accidents and incidents; Mechanical Engineer – utilise specialist knowledge conducting inspections and undertaking investigations. Close date, 30 September 2016.

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Man sentenced after worker is fatally crushed in a trench

Monday, April 11, 2016

A self-employed contractor has been fined after an employee was killed when the trench he was working in collapsed on him.

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Demolition contractor sentenced over multiple safety failings

Monday, April 11, 2016

A Hertfordshire based contractor has been found guilty for a series of safety failings across two separate sites.

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L65 – Prevention of fire and explosion, and emergency response on offshore installations: Approved Code of Practice and guidance (Third edition)

Monday, April 11, 2016

This Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) and associated guidance provides practical advice on how you can comply with the requirements of the regulations. It provides guidance to those who own, operate or work on offshore installations and looks at how to prevent fires and explosions as well as how to protect people should they occur.

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L123 – Health care and first aid on offshore installations and pipeline works: Approved Code of Practice and guidance (Third edition)

Monday, April 11, 2016

This Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) and associated guidance provides practical advice on how you can comply with the requirements of the regulations. The ACOP covers the provision of adequate first aid and basic health care for all personnel, including visitors, who are injured or become ill while on offshore installations.

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MS38 – Offshore first-aid qualifications: A guide for training organisations approved under the Offshore Installations and Pipeline Works (First-Aid) Regulations 1989

Monday, April 11, 2016

This guidance explains how to gain and maintain approval to run offshore first-aid (OFA) courses and will help new and existing training providers develop and maintain appropriate standards of OFA training. The guidance has been revised to reflect changes to the ACOP.

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MS39 – Offshore medic qualifications: A guide for training organisations approved under the Offshore Installations and Pipeline Works (First-Aid) Regulations 1989

Monday, April 11, 2016

This guidance explains how to gain and maintain approval to run offshore medic courses and will help new and existing training providers develop and maintain appropriate standards of offshore medic training. The guidance has been revised to reflect changes to the ACOP.

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EEF: Health, safety, climate and environment (HSCE) briefings – various locations, May 2016

Friday, April 8, 2016

A half-day seminar that helps health, safety and environmental co-ordinators, managers and directors keep their business compliant and up to date with the latest trends and key issues across health, safety and environment. Dates available from 10 May through to 26 May 2016, 9:00 – 12:30 – find an event near you!

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Plymouth plumber puts lives at risk with false gas safety checks

Friday, April 8, 2016

A plumber arranged for fraudulent gas safety checks at landlords’ tenanted properties leaving a gas boiler in a dangerous state and putting the lives of the tenants at risk.

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NASHiCS: ‘Know your landscape – safety and health matters’ – Cardiff, 10 May 2016

Friday, April 8, 2016

National Association for Safety and Health in Care Services (NASHiCS), social care safety forum. Interact with colleagues and hear about key developments including; legal updates, leadership, incident response, regulators approach, quality safety audits, legionella and fire safety.

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Machinery series: Machinery risk assessment essentials – Buxton, 10 May 2016

Friday, April 8, 2016

This training course gives delegates practical hands-on experience of conducting a machinery risk assessment using structured techniques which demystify the process given in BS EN ISO 12100: 2010.

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Machinery series: Machinery directive – Buxton, 11 May 2016

Friday, April 8, 2016

This course gives delegates a thorough understanding of the Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2009 legislation, as revised, as well as the key current European and International safety standards that support the Regulations.

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Diving contractor fined for safety failings

Friday, April 8, 2016

A diving contractor from Johnstone, Renfrewshire, has been fined for safety failings in operations for shellfish diving.

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Plymouth landlord fined for endangering tenants

Friday, April 8, 2016

The landlord of a property in Plymouth risked the lives of his tenants through a dangerous gas boiler installed in the flat.

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Case 393 – Library restricts the charging of laptops on health and safety grounds

Friday, April 8, 2016

A council run library will not permit users to plug laptop cables into electrical sockets because they perceive this practice to be a trip hazard, coupled with the potential risk faulty charger plugs may present.

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Company fined after worker falls through skylight

Friday, April 8, 2016

A roofing company from Worcester has been fined after an employee fell through a skylight.

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