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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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Business partners fined following worker injured in explosion

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Yorkshire business partners are fined after worker is blinded in explosion.

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Woodwork company fined after worker lost fingers

Monday, August 3, 2015

 A Gloucestershire-based woodwork firm was fined after a worker lost three fingers whilst using a table saw.

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Variable Manual Handling Assessment Chart (V-MAC) Tool

Monday, August 3, 2015

The V-MAC is a new online tool, to be used with the MAC tool, to assess manual handling operations where the load weights are variable. It is best suited for order picking and distribution systems which can automatically generate the data for importing into the V-MAC.

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HSE rails against health and safety claim in Telegraph’s dentist story

Friday, July 31, 2015

HSE responds to Telegraph story – “Dentist tells the obese they are not welcome”, 31 July 2015.

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Scaffolding firm fined after worker killed in fall

Friday, July 31, 2015

A Glasgow scaffolding firm has been fined after a roof worker fell nearly six metres to his death.

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Case 370 – Child booster seat unavailable at cinema

Friday, July 31, 2015

A cinema chain told a customer booster seats for children were not available due to health and safety reasons.

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Judith Hackitt’s ‘Risk Assessment’ – Gold plating or feather bedding?

Friday, July 31, 2015

Regular visitors to this blog will know that I believe that if you make something easy to do, people are more likely to do it. That principle lies behind HSE’s drive over recent years to simplify regulations and guidance.

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Heating engineers in court over asbestos

Friday, July 31, 2015

A Stockport heating engineering firm were sentenced after two of its engineers were exposed to asbestos while working at a Manchester school. 

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Building contractor sentenced over unsafe working practices

Friday, July 31, 2015

An international construction firm has been sentenced after admitting multiple safety issues at a Manchester site where it was carrying out a shop refurbishment. 

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Court hears print dangers ‘largely ignored’

Friday, July 31, 2015

A Leeds printing company has been fined after an employee had the end of his thumb severed when it was drawn into an unguarded running nip between the rollers of a glueing machine. 

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Safety Report Requirements with Emphasis on Technical Aspects of COMAH Safety Reports – HSL Buxton, 25-26 August 2015

Friday, July 31, 2015

The COMAH safety report technical assessment / inspection criteria are explained including the type and level of information required to make the necessary demonstration of the technical measures. Common pitfalls associated with COMAH safety report technical aspects submissions are discussed and ways to avoid them will be identified.

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Gas installer in court over shoddy gas work

Thursday, July 30, 2015

A gas installer has been fined after carrying out dangerous and illegal work at two homes in Hertfordshire.

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Company sentenced after worker’s life changing injuries

Thursday, July 30, 2015

A company was fined £40,000 today after a worker suffered life changing injuries when part of a structure weighing 750kg fell on him.

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Global energy firm fined £1.4m after worker killed in refinery fire

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Total UK Limited have been fined £1.4 million after a major fire led to the death of a worker at an oil refinery in North Lincolnshire.

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