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HGV AND PSV MAINTENANCE AND OPERATION

May 20, 2022

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) carry out maintenance investigations of vehicle operator licence holders in England, Wales and Scotland in order to check if the operator has suitable systems, facilities and arrangements in...

MAST CLIMBING WORK PLATFORMS SYSTEMS SAFETY ALERT

May 16, 2022

The HSE recently issued a technical fault that has been identified with mast climbing work platforms that could cause the platform to fall from height with the potential to cause serious or even fatal injury to anyone using or close to t...

EAR LOOP FACE MASKS AND RESPIRATORS SAFETY ALERT

May 16, 2022

The HSE recently issued a safety alert regarding the use of respirators and face masks that rely on ear loops to hold them in place. Inhaling fumes, chemicals or other hazardous substances at work can cause permanent damage to health, tr...

UNDERSTANDING YOUR BRAKE TEST REPORT

May 6, 2022

Heavy Goods Vehicles and relevant trailers should have their brakes tested by a roller brake tester at least 4 times per year, including at the MOT. A report will be provided once the test has been completed. While the headline part of t...

UNINTERRUPTIBLE POWER SUPPLY SYSTEMS SAFETY ALERT

May 6, 2022

The HSE recently issued a safety alert regarding the maintenance of industrial uninterruptable power supply systems. Industrial uninterruptable power supply systems are used in several areas including the manufacturing, IT, chemical, ene...

GUIDANCE ON THE REVISED PPE REGULATIONS

May 6, 2022

Employers are required to provide employees with personal protective equipment (PPE) where risk assessment has identified that it is necessary to protect the person against risks to their health and safety. PPE should be provided as a ...

ELECTRICAL SAFETY IN ALTERNATIVE LANGUAGES

May 6, 2022

The consequences of getting too close to electrical powerlines are usually severe and often fatal, whether those powerlines are overhead or underground. When a machine, ladder, scaffold tube or even a jet of water touches an overhead pow...

HSE ANNOUNCE WOODWORKING INSPECTION CAMPAIGN

May 6, 2022

Inhaling wood dust is associated with occupational asthma, which the HSE state is four times more common in carpenters and joiners than other workers in the UK. Also exposure to hardwood dusts is associated with the development of cancer...

HSENI ANNOUNCE SWIMMING POOL INSPECTION CAMPAIGN

May 6, 2022

The HSE Northern Ireland have announced that following a number of incidents where pool users have needed to be rescued by a lifeguard, they are launching a campaign of pool safety spot checks. HSENI are reminding pool operators that ris...

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