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Home working rules relaxed

Recent reviews of H&S legislation have recognised the need to reduce the burden placed on both small businesses and low risk activities. The HSE  has now issued revised guidance on home working (INDG 226) resulting in fewer requirements for employers concerning H&S compliance. Where the type of work carried out at home is deemed “low […]

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Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR) change 6th April 2012

From 6th April, subject to Parliamentary approval, RIDDOR’s over three day injury reporting requirement will change. From that date, the trigger for notifying the HSE will change to over seven days’ incapacitation not counting the day on which the accident happened. Incapacitation means the worker is absent or is unable to do the work they […]

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HSE cost recovery fees set

The HSE has confirmed that its Fees For Intervention where a company has materially breached health and safety law has been set at an hourly rate £124 and this will be counted from when a letter or email is sent.  This has been reduced from the initial fee of £133.  It is expected to commence […]

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HSE infoline closes

The HSE infoline telephone service which provided a basic information service to callers as now ended. Sensible Safety Solutions Ltd can help you, please contact us now.

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Ladder exchange initiative 2011

The HSE with its network of partner retail outlets throughout the UK are providing UK businesses with an easy and simple way to replace broken, bent or damaged ladders. The initiative started 1st September and runs through to the end of November 2011 Want to know more? Go to the HSE web page. Want H&S […]

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HSE’s plumbers stories

This article Contains public sector information published by the Health and Safety Executive and licensed under the Open Government Licence v1.0’. Although asbestos should not have been used since 2000, builders, electricians,  plumbers and similar tradesmen will continue to be exposed to asbestos for many years to come and should be aware of the risks. […]

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HSE slams firms for ‘not taking legionella risk seriously’

 Two companies must pay more than £250,000 in fines and costs for exposing workers and members of the public to legionella bacteria. In April 2006, the HSE visited automotive-parts manufacturer Eaton Ltd’s factory in Tamworth, Staffordshire, after being notified by the Health Protection Agency that a worker at the site had contracted Legionnaires’ disease. The […]

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HSE – scaling back injury reporting by phone

The HSE has confirmed that businesses will no longer be able to report RIDDOR injuries, except fatalities and major injuries, by telephone from 12th September 2011.  This scaling back process will also mean that people can no longer report injuries by fax, post or email. The HSE Infoline telephone service which provides a basic information service […]

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Pub chain sentenced over landlord’s death

A major pup chain has been fined £300,000 after a Merseyside landlord died from carbn monoxide poisoning and tennents of 474 pubs were at risk. Read the full HSE story here. It is adviseable to have your gas heating system checked and serviced every year. If you do, please use a Gas Safe Resistered Engineer. […]

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Fire safety in construction – New guidelines

The HSE has published a revised version of Fire Safety in Construction which was first published in 1997. The guideline is free to download and is designed to help those in construction and supports those with legal responsibilities under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 and the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. It […]

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