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HEALTH AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT

HSE still fighting “blue tape”

In March 2018 the HSE’s board considered the scourge of unnecessary health and safety burdens blighting business. What’s the latest?
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PPE

Worker had worn ineffective face mask

Two companies have been sentenced following the death of a floor layer after he was exposed to a toxic substance. What precautions should have been taken to protect the worker?
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DUST

HSE dust rules “daft as a brush”?

The Sun newspaper has picked up on a story which involves a furniture maker being told by the HSE that he must look at alternatives to using a broom to clear wood dust from the floors. Is this really the case?
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PREMISES

Pedestrian seriously injured during storm

A land and property company has been fined £250,000 after a wall and hoarding fell on top of a man as he walked with his wife and children. What steps should have been taken to prevent this?
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PRODUCT RECALL/WITHDRAWAL FORM

Record and manage your product recall

If you’re a manufacturer or supplier, there may be occasions when, despite your best efforts, you find a problem with goods which you’ve distributed. Our form will help you to fulfil your duty to customers in the recall process.
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HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES

Unattended chlorine tablets eaten by resident

A care home operator has been fined after a vulnerable resident died as a result of eating chlorine tablets. What led to the accident and if you work in public areas or a care setting, what conclusions should you draw?
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DEMOLITION

Demolition disasters caught on camera

Following a Channel 5 documentary series “When demolitions go wrong”, the HSE has taken the opportunity to show how clients and contractors can do better in future. What tips has the HSE given?
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Last updated: 19.07.2019

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