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HSE releases annual UK workplace fatality figures 11 July 2019

On July 3, the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) released its provisional annual figures for work-related fatal injuries for 2018/19. These revealed that 147 workers were fatally injured between April 2018 and March 2019 (a rate of 0.45 per 100,000 workers)....

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Hazardex 2019 Conference Presentations - Managing Major Hazard Risks - A Cross-Industry Initiative 20 December 2018

Great Britain has many highly specialised, strategically important industries which are essential to the country’s economy and social infrastructure, but can potentially cause great harm to their workers, the environment, the public and critical national infrastructure if not properly managed. ...

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Hazardex 2019 Conference Presentations - Managing Cybersecurity and Functional Safety 19 November 2018

Cybersecurity is a relatively new topic that industry is becoming familiar with. New standards such as IEC 62443 are at an advanced stage of completion. New guidance is being published by the National Cybersecurity Centre (NCSC) and new regulations such as security of Network Information Systems (NIS) have come on statute in 2018. This presentation will explore the key technical and organisational issues in managing safety systems securely....

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UK companies fined after workers injured by gas mains fire 09 November 2018

A major UK gas distribution company and a Kent based construction company have been fined after a gas main ignited whilst it was being repaired, injuring two workers. Southern Gas Networks Plc, which had pleaded guilty to breaching Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, was fined £1.2million and ordered to pay costs of £18,975.43. ...

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UK waste company fined after two workers injured in explosion 28 September 2018

A Bedfordshire waste company has been sentenced after two of its employees suffered burns whilst processing flammable aerosol containers. B & W Waste Management Services Ltd of Thurleigh Road, Milton Earnest pleaded guilty to breaching Regulation 6 (1) of Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 and has been fined £100,000 and ordered to pay costs of £11,603.14....

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UK company owner jailed after fatal industrial unit explosion 12 July 2018

A company owner has been sentenced to 8 months in custody after pleading guilty to a health and safety breach that resulted in the death of two brothers. Luton Crown Court heard how Simon Thomerson, the sole owner and director of Clearview Design and Construction Ltd, had been contracted by the owners of an industrial park in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire to refurbish several of the units....

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Workplace fatal injuries in Great Britain 2018 06 July 2018

The latest Health & Safety Executive fatal injury statistics show that 144  workers were killed in the UK over 2017/18.  This compares with 274 twenty years ago (1997/98) and 495 in 1981. These statistics are from RIDDOR - Reporting of Injuries Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations....

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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....