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Lloyd’s Register Foundation and HSE set up new health and safety data programme 15 June 2018

Every year, huge amounts of incident investigation findings and operational health and safety data are collected globally. The Lloyd’s Register Foundation (LRF) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), supported by the Thomas Ashton Institute are running an ambitious new programme, ‘DISCOVERING SAFETY’ which aims to substantially improve health and safety and ultimately save lives, particularly in poorer or developing nations....

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UK company fined more than £500,000 following overhead power line incident 15 June 2018

A Construction company has been fined after a tipper vehicle driven by one of its employees came into contact with overhead power lines during the construction of a waste transfer station.Northampton Crown Court heard that on 9 March 2016 a driver employed by Mick George Ltd was emptying a load of soil from his tipper vehicle at a site in Northampton....

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HSE tells UK oil & gas operators to reduce oil and gas leaks 26 April 2018

Chris Flint, the Director of the Energy Division within the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), has sent a letter to UK offshore oil and gas operators urging them to raise their game when it comes to preventing accidental oil and gas leaks. The letter was sent to operators ahead of the upcoming 30th anniversary of the Piper Alpha disaster....

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UK company fined after DSEAR failures badly injure worker 23 April 2018

A company specialising in spray foam insulation services has been fined after an inexperienced worker suffered severe burns while attempting to refuel petrol powered equipment. Greenseal Insulation Ltd of Birmingham pleaded guilty to breaching Regulation 6 of the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR) 2002 and was fined £40,000 with costs of £11,779....

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UK company fined after workers suffer serious burns 12 April 2018

Two employees of BAS Castings Ltd suffered serious burns from an electrical flashover, with company shortcomings judged to be a causative factor by a court. The company, of Pinxton, Nottinghamshire, pleaded guilty to breaching Regulation 4 (3) and Regulation 14 of the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989. It was fined a total of £ 60,000 and ordered to pay costs of £ 1,354....

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Hazardex 2018 Conference - 13. Functional safety management of installed SIS 31 January 2018

Nic Butcher - ECI Specialist Inspector, HSE.Thurs 9.30 – 10.10: Main conference room...

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Hazardex 2018 Conference - 1. Keynote - Cybersecurity: Is the UK prepared to address the risks? 30 January 2018

Sarabjit Purewal - Head of Operations, Health & Safety Executive (HSE), & Tony B - Head of Penetration Testing and CNI Capability, UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) Operations Division. Weds 9.30 – 10.10: Main conference room...

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South Wales Police says steel company will not face corporate manslaughter charges for fatal 2015 explosion 05 January 2018

In a statement referring to the blast at steelmaker Celsa Steel UK in Cardiff on 18 November 2015 which killed two workers, South Wales Police said: "Following a thorough joint investigation by South Wales Police and the HSE, the Crown Prosecution Service found insufficient evidence to support gross or corporate manslaughter charges." ...

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HSE accepts Crown Censure for “deeply disappointing” Buxton laboratory injury 07 December 2017

The UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has accepted a Crown Censure after a worker at its laboratory was injured when conducting an experiment at a testing facility. On 4 October 2016 a worker at HSE’s Laboratory in Buxton suffered serious burns while setting up an experimental hydrogen test rig. He has since returned to work....

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UK company director receives suspended sentence after lorry touches overhead power lines 10 November 2017

On November 2, the director of a London-based waste contractor was fined and given a suspended sentence after a lorry contacted 132kV overhead power lines in North London. An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) into the incident found that the company put no controls in place to prevent vehicles coming into contact with overhead power lines....

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