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HSG280 – Guidance for licence holders on the containment and control of specified animal pathogens

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

On 1 April 2015, HSE became the licensing authority for issuing Specified Animal Pathogens Order (SAPO) licences, in addition to being responsible for inspection and enforcement. This guidance is aimed at SAPO licence holders, users and biosafety professionals. It describes the containment and control measures and related management arrangements which must be applied.

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HSE jobs – Scientist, HSL (x2 posts)

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

To provide technical support to scientists undertaking research, incident investigations and standard testing. Closing date for applications 13 June 2015.

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HSE jobs – Technical Scientific Support, HSL

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The post holder will be expected to provide hands-on assistance and support, with full guidance and training from the experienced technical staff, for experimental projects and incident investigations. Closing date for applications 13 June 2015.

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Case 362 – Ban on shopping trolleys belonging to other stores

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

A clothes shop cited health and safety when they asked a customer to leave for using a shopping trolley belonging to another store.

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Civil explosives – Record keeping requirements

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

From the 5 April 2015, manufacturers, importers, distributors, and anyone who acquires or keeps civil explosives will have to keep a record of the explosives throughout the supply chain and life cycle.

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Safety notice: Earth Moving Machinery – changes to visibility requirements

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

There have been an unacceptable number of accidents related to visibility. Manufacturers and importers of Earth Moving Machinery should review the conformity assessment of their product ranges in respect of visibility from the operator’s position to ensure continued compliance.

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Construction firm prosecuted after falling roof sheets narrowly miss karting party

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

 A construction company has been fined after metal sheets crashed through a karting track roof – narrowly missing members of the public. 

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Case 361 – Pub bans customer from opening champagne bottle

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

A customer, after purchasing a bottle of champagne in a pub, was told by a member of staff that he was not allowed to open it himself because of health and safety.

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Sentence after nine-year-old girl flung from fair ride

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

 The owner/operator of a fair ride has been sentenced after a nine-year-old girl was flung from her carriage as it span at excessive speeds.  

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Contractor in court after section of roof fell on worker

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

An Ayrshire construction contractor has been fined for serious safety failings after part of a roof fell on a worker during demolition.

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Businessman jailed after Lithuanian worker killed after fall from roof at Blackburn mill

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

A business man in charge of converting an old mill has been jailed, and his father, the owner of the building, given a suspended jail sentence following an incident in which a Lithuanian worker died in a fall.

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Home builder in court for platform collapse

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

A national home builder has been fined for safety failings after a bricklayer was badly injured in a three metre fall when a temporary platform collapsed.

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Double prosecution after Londoner’s fatal fall

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

A roofer and a national timber supplier have been sentenced for serious safety breaches after a labourer plunged more than eight metres to his death at a site in Tottenham, north London.

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Beyond KP4: Plant Ageing and Life Extension Workshop – HSL Buxton, 30 June 2015

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The life extension of ageing assets is a key challenge for many organisations, but particularly for those in mature industrial sectors. The objective of this workshop is to share the learning and recommendations from the KP4 ALE programme across a range of hazardous industries.

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Site & Transport Safety – London, 7 July 2015

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

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 risk in your business.

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Steel firm sentenced over worker’s ‘life changing’ injury

Monday, May 18, 2015

A Dinnington steel processing company admitted safety failings after one of its workers had his arm crushed in machinery. 

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Fertiliser firm fined after worker crushed to death

Monday, May 18, 2015

A fertiliser company was fined £80,000 after one of its employees died when he became trapped in an agriculture spreader whilst carrying out maintenance.

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Updated list of approved diving qualifications – March 2015

Monday, May 18, 2015

This updated list includes a new class of diving – commercial acquaint diving – which will allow organisations who have written permission from HSE to carry out ‘try dives’ using Surface Supplied equipment.

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DSE Risk Management – London, 7 July 2015

Monday, May 18, 2015

This course, delivered by experienced HSL ergonomists, will provide you with an understanding of Display Screen Equipment (DSE) risks and approach to risk management.

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Case 360 – DIY Store unable to give customer product advice

Monday, May 18, 2015

A customer in a DIY store asked an assistant for advice on spotlights, specifically where to find the connection box, plus general advice on the various spotlight products available. The assistant refused on health and safety grounds saying he could be liable if something went wrong.

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