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Three year old child hurt in fairground ride

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

A three year old child suffered a serious injury to his hand when it was caught between the wheels and the track of a children’s fairground train ride at an annual event called the ‘Shiremoor Treat’.

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Torquay landlord fined for not undertaking safety checks

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The landlord of a property in Torquay risked the lives of his tenants by not undertaking annual safety checks on gas appliances in the property.

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HSG230 – Keeping electrical switchgear safe (2nd edition)

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

This guidance is aimed at owners and operators of electrical switchgear in industrial and commercial organisations. It will help managers, engineers and others to understand their responsibilities and duties in the selection, use, operation and maintenance of high-voltage switchgear.

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INDG249 – Controlling health risks from rosin (colophony)-based solder flux fume (rev1)

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

This document is primarily for employers but will also be useful to employees and h&s professionals. It gives advice and guidance on how to protect employees from the risk of ill health caused by rosin (colophony)-based solder flux fume at work. This version has been revised and updated with new imagery and clearer presentation.

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INDG248 – Solder fume and you: An employee’s guide (rev2)

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

This guidance is aimed at people who solder using rosin, specifically colophony-based solder flux, which can cause asthma and dermatitis. It has been revised and updated since the previous edition in 2002 with new imagery and clearer presentation.

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Behaviour Change: Improving Health and Safety Performance – Glasgow, 13-14 October 2015

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

This course, delivered by HSL psychologists, will provide you with an understanding as to why workers take risks, covering the many factors that influence behaviour.

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Human Factors in Accident and Incident Investigations – Glasgow, 13-14 October 2015

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

This HSL run 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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COSHH: Practical Assessment and Control – Glasgow, 14-15 October 2015

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

This two-day course, run by HSL, gives detailed and practical training on carrying out COSHH assessments and putting the assessment into practice to control substances hazardous to health.

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Cheshire builder in court over absence of welfare facilities

Monday, September 21, 2015

A Cheshire building contractor, Phillip Affleck, has been fined for serious health breaches and lack of welfare facilities on a Culcheth building site.

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Altrincham building contractor sentenced over multiple safety failings

Monday, September 21, 2015

A Cheshire builder has been sentenced after pleading guilty to multiple health and safety issues at a site in Altrincham where he was carrying out a shop conversion into three apartments.

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Company sentenced after employee received electric shock

Monday, September 21, 2015

Berneslai Homes Ltd has been fined following an investigation by the Health and Safety Executive into safety standards during maintenance work of council owned domestic properties.

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Safety alert – Catastrophic failure of a pipework clamp connector

Monday, September 21, 2015

This safety alert highlights the issue of inadequate material properties of small diameter clamp connectors and the potential for sudden brittle failure following an incident which occurred on an offshore production platform where a 1” diameter Vector ‘Techlok’ pipework clamp connector catastrophically failed causing a gas release.

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Heating engineer fined after homeowners put at risk of asbestos exposure

Friday, September 18, 2015

A self employed heating engineer has been fined after removing asbestos lagged pipework in a domestic property with no precautions to prevent exposure to asbestos fibres.

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Case 376 – Customer asked to leave DIY store for refusing to remove child from shopping trolley

Thursday, September 17, 2015

A customer was asked to leave a DIY store after refusing to remove their toddler from a coin-operated shopping trolley with no child seat.

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COMAH: Compliance for Lower-Tier Establishments – HSL Buxton, 21 October 2015

Thursday, September 17, 2015

This course identifies the COMAH duties for lower-tier establishments and what needs to be done to comply with them. It also explains the duties that fall to the Competent Authority and local government.

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Scaffolder’s serious safety failings captured on film by horrified passer-by

Thursday, September 17, 2015

A scaffolder has been prosecuted after he repeatedly allowed unsafe work at height to be carried out on a busy London street.

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CRD event: Biocide Chemistry Workshop – York, 22 October 2015

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Workshop focusing on key areas of the chemistry risk assessment for biocides. Aim of event will be to provide training and guidance, via presentations and practical workshops, on the chemistry risk assessment for biocides regulated under the new regulation 528/2012. Apply by 24 September 2015.

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Working Towards a Safer Workplace – Grange-over-Sands, 15 October 2015

Thursday, September 17, 2015

IOSH South Cumbria & North Lancashire 2015 Seminar – this event will provide an opportunity to hear from leaders in the field of developing proactive workplace safety cultures, and will give delegates the chance to discuss related issues. Mike Griffiths, HSE Inspector, will give a presentation ‘RIDDOR investigation: HSE construction case studies’.

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SIESO 21: Complacency Today – Disaster Tomorrow – Manchester, 12 October 2015

Thursday, September 17, 2015

While SIESO 21 still has a vital input from the Competent Authorities on COMAH, it also addresses a wider range of topics that will be of interest to all whose task it is to prevent, prepare for, and ultimately manage major incidents. HSE will be at the event to present the latest information about COMAH 2015.

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The national food and drink manufacturing conference – Kenilworth, 6-7 October 2015

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

The national food and drink manufacturing conference explores fresh ways to address the most pressing health and safety issues that affect the industry. The conference sessions provide ideas and guidance to help you deliver sensible, pragmatic and effective health and safety in your organisation, reduce the number of accidents and, in turn, improve performance.

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