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Human Factors in Accident and Incident Investigations – Buxton, 2-3 February 2016

Friday, January 8, 2016

This course is designed to give participants an impartial and pragmatic understanding of some of the techniques that are available for investigating Human Factors issues.

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Housing trust in court after mower mangles worker’s hand

Thursday, January 7, 2016

A Tameside housing trust has been fined after a worker suffered severe injuries to his left hand when it was struck by a metal blade on a ride-on mower. 

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HSE/HMRC joint webinar to help growing businesses – 9 February 2016

Thursday, January 7, 2016

HSE and HMRC are working together to deliver a live webinar about the typical situations businesses are likely to face.

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Charitable trust and contractor fined for asbestos safety failings

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

 A charitable trust and a contractor it employed has been fined for safety failings after disturbing asbestos and continuing to work in a building. 

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Shropshire man prosecuted after employee suffers extensive injuries

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

The owner of a Shropshire haulage and shot blasting company has been prosecuted for safety failings after an employee suffered extensive injuries in an unguarded machine. 

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Coachbuilder fined over worker injury

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

A Cheshire coachbuilding firm has been fined after a worker sustained injuries to his hand when using an unguarded planer. 

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Firm fined after worker struck by bus

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

A company contracted to lay a pipe under a road surface was sentenced today after a court heard it failed to keep and maintain a save place of work, resulting in an injury to a worker.

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Firms fined after asbestos failings

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

A food company and their contractor have been fined after asbestos was disturbed during building work and only identified by chance when an asbestos removal contractor attended site. 

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Landlord fined for gas safety breaches

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

A private landlord was prosecuted today after failing to provide gas safety certificates for two rented properties. 

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York scientist handed MBE in New Year Honours

Thursday, December 31, 2015

York scientist Paul Hamey, who was awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours list, says the accolade is as much a thank you to talented and supportive colleagues as to him.

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HSE Chair made a Dame in New Year’s Honours List

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Judith Hackitt CBE, the Chair of the Health and Safety Executive, has been made a Dame in the New Year’s Honours List for 2016.

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University fined after bomblet explosion seriously injures worker

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Cranfield University has been fined after a worker suffered potentially life-threatening injuries whilst dismantling a bomblet.

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Plastics industry – updated information sheets

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The plastics processing series of HSE information sheets have been revised and updated. They give advice on safe use of machinery, reducing hand knife injuries and controlling fume during plastics processing.

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Companies sentenced over death of scaffolder

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Two companies have been fined a total of £1.3million following the death of a scaffolder who was just weeks away from his wedding day.

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Failure to plan on multi-storey refurbishment put over 100 lives at risk

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

A Company carrying out construction work to convert an eight storey former Ford office block into 384 flats has been prosecuted for safety failings that put many at risk.

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Companies sentenced over worker injury

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

 Two companies have been fined after a worker suffered serious head injuries when he fell during loading operations.

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RR1072 – Investigations into the immediate and underlying causes of failures of offshore riser emergency shutdown valves

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Riser emergency shutdown valve (RESDV) failures, whether arising from a test or a real demand, are reportable to HSE under RIDDOR and a preliminary survey found approximately 180 cases of failure. Given the criticality of RESDVs to offshore safety, it was determined that the reasons for these occurrences should be investigated.

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Worker injured from safety failings at concrete manufacturers

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

A company manufacturing precast concrete panels was fined after a worker was injured while loading freestanding concrete units onto a vehicle.

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RR1062 – Health and safety in schools: exploring the perceptions of HSE’s communications to promote and support sensible risk management

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

This research was commissioned to explore the viewpoints of school staff responsible for managing day-to-day health and safety in schools. This study explored what guidance schools use to support their management of health and safety and, in particular, examined how HSE’s education-specific materials were used.

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Total E&P UK Ltd received record fine following largest ever North Sea gas release

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Oil and gas production company Total E&P UK Ltd has been fined a record £1.125 million at the Sheriff Court in Aberdeen after it admitted failures that led to largest release of gas on record from the Elgin Offshore platform.

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