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Health & Safety Myths

Employer stopped proving funds for alcoholic drinks at Christmas night out (offsite), citing health and safety
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A supermarket cafe refused to sell a packet of fruit bread on health and safety grounds as the customer didn’t want it toasted.
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A supermarket banned a customer from taking a folding bicycle into store for health and safety reasons.
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Freestyle lane tumble turns have been banned from a council run swimming pool for health and safety reasons.
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A council run library will not permit users to plug laptop cables into electrical sockets because they perceive this practice to be a trip hazard, coupled with the potential risk faulty charger plugs may present.
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A coffee shop informed a customer they could not put their child in one of the available high chairs as it did not have a harness in place.
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Latest HSE News

An aircraft engineering company has been fined after two men fell about 15 feet while they were carrying out checks at the tail of an aeroplane.
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Drawing on HSL’s expertise as psychologists and human factors experts, this event will help you develop your understanding of these competencies. Coupled with an understanding of what excellent health and safety culture looks like, this event will help you in driving a consistent approach to health and safety leadership within your business.
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This course explains the duties that DSEAR places on employers and the actions needed to comply with them. It focuses particularly on the assessment of risks and the application of controls to both minimise and mitigate those risks.
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Gloucester Crown Court heard the 61-year-old man was working at the site on Eastgate Street on 29 May 2015. While trying to replace the traffic light pole he came into contact with a live underground cable which immediately gave him the electric shock and set him on fire. The man, who was an employee of another company asked by Amey to carry out the work, received burns to his to hands, arms, stomach, face, legs and chest.
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This course deals with important flammable risks at Major Hazards sites for which new knowledge or guidance has become available recently. It complements the general course ‘COMAH onshore major hazards: predictive aspects of COMAH’.
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This workshop will be delivered by a senior HSE inspector with more than 25 years of experience and is a rare opportunity to understand your regulator by seeing the world through an inspector’s eyes. You will learn why, when and how HSE takes formal enforcement action, how to influence formal HSE decisions and how to respond to receipt of a notice.
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Meeting of the Birmingham Health, Safety and Environment Association (BHSEA), will begin at 08.15 and run until 11.00. The speakers for the session are Ed Fryer from HSE; Robin Parkes from WMFS; Steve Lewis & Richard Huntley from Mace Group and Rob Wakes from Spectrum Fire Protection.
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Afternoon meeting of the Birmingham Health, Safety and Environment Association (BHSEA), beginning at 13.30. Main presentation from Tony Mitchell, HM Principal Inspector of Health and Safety titled ‘CDM: Is it Doing the Job?’, followed by two further presentations.
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