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  • Hazardex 2018 Conference programme now available - Take advantage of the time limited early bird or 2for1 delegate offers

    14 December 2017

    The Hazardex 2018 Conference will take place at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Runcorn, Cheshire, UK, on February 28 and March 1. In addition to the expected hazardous area operational safety content, the focus for this edition will be Cybersecurity, IIoT and Industry 4.0, with a keynote from senior HSE and National Cybersecurity Centre figures. Other areas covered include Incident & Risk Management, Functional Safety and Certification & Regulation....

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  • Worker killed in explosion at UK metal plant

    12 December 2017

    An inquiry has been launched after a man was killed in an explosion at a metal factory in Birmingham. Police said the incident happened at the Timet UK metal smelting plant on the Witton Industrial Estate. West Midlands police launched an investigation and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) started a full inquiry. ...

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  • UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) report into Nortrader hydrogen explosions makes recommendations

    11 December 2017

    On 13 January 2017, the bulker Nortrader, anchored off Plymouth with a cargo of unprocessed incinerator bottom ash (U-IBA), suffered two explosions in quick succession. The first explosion was in the forecastle store and the second in the cargo hold. The chief engineer, in the forecastle store at the time, suffered second degree burns requiring four months to recover....

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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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  • HSE releases latest annual injury and ill health statistics for Britain

    10 November 2017

    The latest annual injury and ill health statistics for Great Britain from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) show 1.3 million workers were suffering from work related ill-health and there were 609,000 workplace injuries in 2016/17. Workplace injury and new cases of ill health cost Britain £14.9bn a year with 31.2 million working days lost....

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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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Sellafield destroys chemicals in controlled explosion 22 October 2017

Bomb disposal experts were called to the Sellafield nuclear reprocessing plant after a routine audit of chemicals stored in a laboratory revealed canisters of potentially dangerous solvents which had been on the site since 1992. An area of the site was cordoned off and the canisters disposed of by controlled explosion....

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HSE confirms unexploded military device still in place near Ninian Central platform in North Sea 20 October 2017

The UK Health and Safety Executive has confirmed that an unexploded device, discovered in August near the Ninian Central platform in the North Sea, has yet to be removed. The device, believed to be a depth charge, was discovered by a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) while carrying out a routine inspection around the rig, according to platform operator Canadian Natural Resources (CNR). ...

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UK company fined after tank farm explosion 02 October 2017

In September, Liverpool Crown Court heard that on 19 January 2015, contractors of ESL Fuels Ltd cut into a sealed pipe using a grinder. The pipe, which was attached to a tank, was being used as part of a waste oil recovery process at their North Blend Tank Farm. Flammable gases within the pipe ignited, resulting in an explosion within the tank and the tank lid and vent pipe being partially detached and projected over a raised walkway....

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More than half of UK’s electricity from green sources this summer, according to National Grid 26 September 2017

Between 21 June to 22 September, 52% of electricity generation was met by low carbon sources, compared with about 35% four years ago. Growth in solar, offshore and onshore wind has contributed significantly to the increased share of generation from renewable sources. June 7 also became the first day when over half of the UK’s energy came from renewables....

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