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Worker suffers chemical burns at electropolishing company

Thursday, April 7, 2016

An electropolishing company based in Hampshire has been fined after a worker suffered chemical burns.

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South Devon plumber left illegal gas work in a dangerous state

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

An unregistered gas fitter has been sentenced for illegally installing a gas boiler and undertaking landlord’s gas safety checks at a tenanted property. The boiler he installed was later classed as dangerous.

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Occupational Health and Safety Young Person of the Year Award 2016

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Do you know anyone worthy of receiving a young person health and safety award in recognition of their efforts in the workplace? Why not encourage and support them to enter for the 2016 Jeff Marsh Award. Closing date, 15 April 2016.

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BHSEA meeting: ‘Claims management – avoiding the pitfalls, reducing risk and cost’ – West Bromwich, 20 April 2016

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Meeting of the Birmingham Health, Safety and Environment Association (BHSEA), beginning at 9.30 to 15.00. Key Topics: the law relating to health and safety and claims; claims process – key steps; ‘real-life’ examples, outcomes and learning points; case study; practical ‘tools’ for your ‘claims management toolbox’.

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New sentencing guidelines (2016) – Bolton, 21 April 2016

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

The North Manchester Health, Safety and Advisory Group (NMHSAG) is a member of Safety Groups UK and affiliated to ROSPA. New sentencing guidelines (2016) will be the topic of a presentation followed by a question and answer session. This is a free event starting at 9.30am and ending at 12 noon.

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Pressure systems awareness – Buxton, 5 May 2016

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

This informative and experiential course is aimed at raising awareness of the hazards associated with pressure systems as well as the relevant regulatory framework.

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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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