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Judith Hackitt’s ‘Risk Assessment’ – Oye, leave those kids alone!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

The benefits of outdoor play are universal, important lessons that simply can’t be taught in a classroom, real life lessons about dealing with risk and looking out for one another.

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RR1059 – A test method for assessing the performance of oil mist detectors

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Ignition of flammable mists, particularly oil mist, can occur in offshore locations such as gas turbine enclosures, diesel engine rooms and platform legs present a significant major accident hazard potential. This work aims to produce a test method capable of assessing the effectiveness of oil mist detection under conditions typical of those found in practice.

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Safety alert – ‘Norfolk Range’ large wheeled dry powder fire extinguishers manufactured before 2009

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Norfolk Range large dry powder fire extinguishers, manufactured before 2009 by UK Fire International Ltd, may be affected by moisture ingress at a threaded joint at the base of the unit, rendering the unit inoperable.

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HSE enforcement notices issued as part of the investigation at the Wood Flour Mill, Bosley

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

HSE continues to work closely with Cheshire Police and Cheshire Fire and Rescue Services at the Wood Flour Mill in Bosley. 

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Councils sentenced over safety breaches in Stonehaven pool incident

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Two Scottish councils were fined today after an incident in which a child was found at the bottom of a local swimming pool. 

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Firm fined for worker’s death at paper mill

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

A company has been fined following the death of a worker who became trapped in unguarded machinery at a Devon paper mill.

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Timber manufacturer fined after employee suffers severe hand injuries

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

A timber gate manufacturer in Daventry has been fined after a young employee lost two fingers on his left hand while working on machinery.

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UKNSG – Working safely with Nanomaterials: an update – London, 9 September 2015

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Event sees launch of the revised guidance ‘Working Safely with Nanomaterials’ and leading experts and practitioners in nanosafety will provide an update on most recent knowledge, methods and techniques for working safely with nanomaterials in laboratories.

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RR1055 – Modelling the economic impacts of an accident at major hazard sites

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

This report documents the development, implementation and results of a model to estimate the economic costs of accidents at major hazard sites in Great Britain, focusing on the impacts of the accident, and taking into consideration a broad spectrum of losses.

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NASHICS: National Learning & Development Forum 2015 – Stratford-upon-Avon, 10 September 2015

Monday, August 10, 2015

This forum, run by the National Association for Safety and Health in Care Services (NASHICS), is for everyone with a responsibility for health and safety in social care. Topics to be covered include fire safety, whistle-blowing, regulation, violence, employee wellbeing, enforcement and telecare technology.

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Plumber fined after causing explosion at domestic property

Friday, August 7, 2015

A self-employed plumber has been fined for safety failings that led to an explosion at a domestic property in Cambrian Way, Haslingden.

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HSE jobs – Technical Architect

Friday, August 7, 2015

As a Technical Architect in HSE you will assure IT solutions proposed by our current technology provider. You will also help to deliver our new technology strategy and enterprise architecture. Close date, 25 August 2015.

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HSE jobs – Service Architect

Friday, August 7, 2015

HSE’s IT Services are currently undergoing a transformation. You will join an existing team as Service Architect to establish and embed IT Infrastructure Library best practice principles and help to re-design the service. Close date, 21 August 2015.

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HSE jobs – Craftsperson, HSL

Friday, August 7, 2015

Vacancy within HSL’s Engineering Support Team. Role primarily consists of the manufacture of bespoke test rigs, equipment and components by the application of hot working skills. Close date, 26 August 2015.

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RR1046 – Corrosion and cleaning of offshore deluge systems

Friday, August 7, 2015

This report presents the findings of a literature review of the issues surrounding the corrosion of offshore firewater deluge systems as well as inspection and cleaning methodologies which may be used.

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Manufacturer fined after worker suffered head injuries

Thursday, August 6, 2015

A Bath-based manufacturer, Rotork UK Ltd, was fined for safety failings on Thursday 6 August 2015.

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Man fined for gas safety failings

Thursday, August 6, 2015

A Bedford man was fined for safety failings after installing an LPG fuelled boiler at a domestic property. He was not gas safe registered and had no recognised qualifications to carry out the work

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Roofing contractor fined after employee fell through fragile roof

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

A Norwich-based roofing contractor has been fined after his employee fell seven metres through a roof on which he was working.

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Roofing company prosecuted over worker’s fall

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Following an incident on 30 September 2013, HSE attended a property on Paragon Place, London and subsequently prosecuted, Chris Ball & Son Roofing Ltd., of Greenwich, for safety breaches.

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NMHSAG: Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations – Bolton, 20 August 2015

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

The Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR) will be the topic of a presentation and learning session given by Dawn Kenyon, Managing Director RADCaT Ltd. North Manchester Health, Safety and Advisory Group (NMHSAG) meet bi-monthly and are open to anyone who has an interest in health and safety at work, especially SMEs.

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