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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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CDM 2015: Introduction to the role of the principal designer – London, 26 April 2016

Friday, March 18, 2016

This event provides an introduction to this new role and is aimed at designers, clients, contractors and/or individuals who may take on, or want to understand the PD function, particularly for small to medium size projects.

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10th UK & Ireland Occupational & Environmental Epidemiology Conference – Buxton, 21 April 2016

Friday, March 18, 2016

This conference brings together active researchers in the broad field of occupational and environmental epidemiology. The event will include keynote lectures, oral presentations and posters.

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4th UK & Ireland Exposure Science Conference – Buxton, 20 April 2016

Friday, March 18, 2016

This one-day event brings together those with an interest in the measurement, modelling and assessment of environmental, occupational, ergonomics and nutritional exposures, especially with an application to epidemiology.

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Didcot: Joint statement from HSE and Thames Valley Police

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

“RWE has today presented a plan to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Thames Valley Police (TVP) to commence work on the collapsed debris, ready to recover the missing men.

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Chemical company fined £200,000 following toxic chemical release

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

A chemical company was sentenced today in Leeds Crown Court for safety breaches when a very toxic chemical was ejected under pressure.

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National crane company fined £750,000 for two deaths after collapse

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

A national crane hire company has been sentenced for failings that led to the death of two men as a crane collapsed in London.

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HSE jobs – HR Business Partner

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

HSE is seeking an experienced HR professional for the Business Partner role, based in Buxton, with our Science Directorate. As one of our team of four HR Business Partners you will have an important role working with senior business leads in key priority areas. Closing date, 3 April 2016.

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Contractor fined after worker injured in cable strike

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

A Helensburgh-based contracting company has been fined after a worker hit an underground cable and suffered burns to his hands and face whilst working on a primary school refurbishment project.

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Landlord sentenced for gas safety failings

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

London-based landlord, Duran Akbulut, was given an eight week suspended sentence for gas safety failings.

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Family partnership fined after worker fell through skylight

Monday, March 14, 2016

A family partnership in Pembrokeshire has been fined after a worker fell through a skylight forming part of the roof of a cattle shed to the concrete floor below.

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Update on Didcot power station incident

Friday, March 11, 2016

This is a joint statement on behalf of Thames Valley Police and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) following the partial building collapse at Didcot power station on 23 February.

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Case 390 – Undertaker tells family deceased cannot be placed in coffin wearing shoes

Friday, March 11, 2016

A family arranging a funeral were told by the undertaker that health and safety regulations prevent the wearing of shoes in a coffin by the deceased.

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DSEAR compliance for managers and supervisors – Buxton, 14 April 2016

Friday, March 11, 2016

This course explains the duties that DSEAR places on employers and the actions needed to comply with them. It focuses particularly on the assessment of risks and the application of controls to both minimise and mitigate those risks.

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Ergonomics – Buxton, 11-15 April 2016

Friday, March 11, 2016

This five-day course provides the ergonomics theory and techniques used to maximize the design of the tools, tasks and workplaces for improved comfort, safety and performance of the workforce.

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