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Powered gate safety – new information and guidance

Thursday, June 4, 2015

New information and guidance for safety on the design, construction, supply, and use, inspection, and maintenance of powered gates has been published on our website. It is intended to assist all those responsible for powered gate safety meet their legal duties, including manufacturers, suppliers, installers, owners, landlords, and anyone working on this type of machinery.

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Managing Health Risks in Construction – HSL Buxton, 16 July 2015

Thursday, June 4, 2015

As a construction worker you are 100 times more likely to die from ill health caused by your work than through an accident. This seminar will provide a unique opportunity to influence the type of support required by the industry to effect a change on health risk management.

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Manufacturer in court after worker injured

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

A manufacturing firm has been fined for serious safety failings after a worker was injured when his hand was caught on the moving parts of a lathe at an Ayrshire factory.

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LOPA: Practical Application and Pitfalls – HSL Buxton, 1-2 July 2015

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

This course is aimed at those engineers, managers and safety professionals who have a basic knowledge of risk assessment and who would like to have an understanding of the Layers Of Protection Analysis (LOPA) method, how to apply LOPA and the pitfalls commonly associated with this type of analysis.

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Company fined £140,000 after worker crushed under forklift truck

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

A Leicestershire aluminium fabricator was sentenced today (3 June) after a worker was crushed under a lifting truck which tipped over while lifting extruder dies from storage racks.

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Behaviour Change: Improving Health & Safety Performance – HSL Buxton, 1-2 July 2015

Wednesday, June 3, 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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L64 – Safety signs and signals: Guidance on Regulations (3rd edition)

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

This guidance is for employers, dutyholders and others who have responsibility for the control of workplaces, sites and premises. It is also for those operating equipment that requires verbal and/or non-verbal communications.

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Statement – HSE’s investigation into the incident at Alton Towers

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Statement from Neil Craig, head of operations for HSE in the Midlands.

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Changes to DSEAR from 1 June 2015

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

From June 2015 DSEAR also covers substances that are corrosive to metals and gases under pressure. It places a formal requirement on employers to assess the risks for substances if classified for these properties and put in place suitable control and mitigation measures.

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L111 – The Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 2015: Guidance on Regulations

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

This guidance is for anyone who has duties under the COMAH Regulations 2015, particularly operators of establishments, and also others such as local authorities and emergency planners. Although many duties will be familiar from the 1999 Regulations, the 2015 Regulations contain some new or changed duties.

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Serious incident at Alton Towers

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

The Health and Safety Executive is currently responding to an incident at Alton Towers theme park in Staffordshire this afternoon, in which four teenagers have been seriously injured.

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Firm in court after two workers severely injured in roof fall

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

A Lichfield-based firm carrying out work in Perth has been fined for serious safety failings after two workers fell over four metres when a vehicle spray booth they were constructing collapsed.

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Company fined after 16 year-old injured by machinery

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

A Maidstone company specialising in supplying agricultural machinery and motor vehicles has been fined after a teenager on paid work experience nearly lost the tips of his fingers in unguarded machinery.

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Safe Driver, Safe Vehicle, Safe Site – Harrogate, 24 June 2015

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Help prevent accidents, assess and manage vehicle and driver safety – wherever you work. This free event, organised by the Harrogate & District Health and Safety Forum, is for any business that uses vehicles, on-site or on the public highway, for work.

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South Yorkshire recycling firm prosecuted over young worker’s injury

Monday, June 1, 2015

A Rotherham recycling firm has been sentenced over serious safety dangers on a conveyor after a 25-year-old worker had his arm broken in three places when it was drawn into unguarded machinery.

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New COSHH essentials e-tool launched

Monday, June 1, 2015

A new and improved COSHH e-tool has been launched. Enhancements include the incorporation of Hazard (H) statements to comply with CLP Regulations in line with the Global Harmonisation System (GHS) of classification and labelling.

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Timber manufacturer fined after apprentice suffers severe hand injuries

Monday, June 1, 2015

A timber mouldings manufacturer in Rochdale has been fined after a young apprentice lost two fingers of his right hand while working on machinery.

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ISTR: Safe to Buy, Safe to Make, Safe to Use – Liverpool, 1 July 2015

Monday, June 1, 2015

The equipment used by scientists in our institutions may be purchased new or quite often modified or even built from scratch. BUT is it safe? Institute of Safety in Technology and Research AGM and Summer Symposium.

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Case 367 – Lady refused glass of water after fainting

Friday, May 29, 2015

A lady fainted whilst in a shop. She asked the shop staff for a drink of water but they told her this was not possible due to health and safety rules.

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Dangerous work at height leads to fine

Friday, May 29, 2015

A property company has been fined after workers were found working dangerously at height while demolishing buildings in Lancashire.

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