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Engineering eBulletin no 28

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Engineering eBulletin

Useful Information

Health Risks at Work – do you know yours?

The Health Risks at Work initiative provides simple, concise information to help small businesses manage five key health at work risk areas:

  • Breathing
  • Skin
  • Muscles, bones and joints
  • Hearing and touch
  • Wellbeing

For more information on the Campaign visit Safety Groups UK

Find your local Safety group by visiting Local Safety Groups

Clean Air – Take Care

Clean Air? - Take Care! is a new joint initiative between the British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF) and HSE aimed at reducing occupational lung disease. The initiative is centred on a range of national activities and seminars designed to raise awareness among RPE users, employers, fit testers and advisors on the correct selection, deployment, use, maintenance and storage of RPE. More information including campaign videos, posters and campaign documents visit British Safety Industry Federation's Webpages.

Free-to-download Safety Wizard app.

RNF Digital Innovation has developed an app designed to help small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) meet their health and safety requirements. The free-to-download Safety Wizard app, drawn directly from the HSE Toolbox guidance offers SMEs a solution to help navigate a vast array of health and safety information.

Research Reports

Scoping study on multi-site delivery issues for heavy goods vehicles

The purpose of this study was to establish whether there were specific safety issues relating to multi-site deliveries, and how widespread these were within the UK road haulage industry. This study builds on previous work carried out on load securing of goods transported by road. More information on this study can be found on HSE's Research Webpages.


Health and Safety Laboratories (HSL) create new eBulletin

HSL have created a monthly eBulletin to inform you of their work in the areas of exposure assessment and control. Visit HSL's Subscriber Page to sign up.

Fines and Prosecutions

Car manufacturer fined after a worker lost their leg.

The accident happened when a driver lost control of the car and collided with the rear of another vehicle, causing a 4 car shunt at the plant in Birmingham. The company was fined £900,000 and ordered to pay costs of £49,800. More information on the accident can be found on HSE's Press Release.

Engineering firm fined after workshop accident

A company based in Milton Keynes has been fined £75,000 plus £15,831 costs for safety failings after a worker suffered serious injuries to his leg. Workers were attempting to lift a 900kg decanter scroll back into its mobile trailer, following a service in the workshop when the worker was trapped. More information on the accident and fine can be found on HSE's Press Release.

Engineering company fined after fork lift incident

An engineering company in Knowsley has been fined £30,000 plus costs of £7,670 after an employee was badly injured when he was struck by a metal structure during a lifting operation. HSE found the company had failed to ensure that the lifting operation  was suitably  planned, supervised or carried out safely. More information on the accident and fine can be found on HSE's Press Release.

Visit HSE's Website for more safety information when using Fork Lift Trucks.

Worker injures hand in drilling machine

An Essex castings company has been fined £250,000 with £12,632.92 costs after a worker suffered injury to his hand when it was dragged into a drilling machine. More information on the accident and fine can be found on HSE's Press Release.

Bedford metal company fined

A Bedfordshire metal company has been fined £130,000 with £2,456 costs for safety breaches after an agency worker suffered severe leg injuries and lost most of his foot. He was was injured when a trolley carrying metal stock fell on his legs causing severe injuries. More information on the accident can be found on HSE's Press Release.

Steelworker suffers life threatening injuries

A Canvey Island engineering firm has been fined £282,000 and ordered to pay £11,904 costs for health and safety breaches after a worker suffered life-changing injuries. The worker was resetting a faulty crane when his left leg was crushed when he came into contact with another overhead crane. More information on the accident and fine can be found on HSE's Press Release.

Cleckheaton engineering firm fined

A Cleckheaton engineering firm has been fined £40,000 and ordered to pay £2,230 costs after a worker suffered life changing injuries whilst using equipment to lift an 18 tonne steel roll. More information on the accident and fine can be found on HSE's Press Release.

Free guidance covering a wide range of engineering health and safety topics is available on HSE's website.


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HSE eBulletin service Events Update

Latest automated update(s) to Events on HSE's Website:

20-04-2017 04:11 PM BST

This course will help you understand the legal requirements of both road traffic law and workplace safety law, how and why things go wrong, and how you can take practicable steps to reduce risk in your business.
20-04-2017 04:08 PM BST

This course is designed to give health and safety professionals a clear view of how exposure measurement can help them better understand and control the health risks posed by hazardous substances.
20-04-2017 04:04 PM BST

This course will equip you with the knowledge to use the ART tool to help recognise, assess, and reduce upper limb disorder risks in your organisation. It will benefit those already involved in workplace MSD risk management (e.g. manual handling risk assessments) who wish to expand their knowledge on the topic of upper limb disorders
20-04-2017 03:52 PM BST

This course will equip you with the knowledge to help recognise, assess and reduce manual handling risks in your organisation. It is suited to employers and employee representatives who intend to begin the process of manual handling risk assessment and control within their companies.
20-04-2017 03:12 PM BST

This new HSL course is designed to help you review existing procedures effectively and equip you with the capability to write new ones. It is based on human factors good practice in designing, developing and writing procedures and other job aids and enhancing compliance.
20-04-2017 03:11 PM BST

This two day course gives detailed and practical training on carrying out COSHH assessments and, crucially, putting the assessment into practice to control substances hazardous to health.
20-04-2017 03:05 PM BST

This one-day course gives you the knowledge to manage asbestos in non-domestic premises to the standards required by Regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR 2012). The course information is also applicable to the management of ‘domestic premises’, such as landlords’ duties for rented accommodation.
20-04-2017 12:04 PM BST

Local exhaust ventilation is a commonly used method of controlling workers’ exposure to airborne contaminants. However, LEV is not always as effective as it could be and all too often fails to protect workers’ health.
20-04-2017 11:51 AM BST

This course will help you understand the causes of slips, trips and falls, and highlight successful interventions that offer a great starting point for organisations looking to reduce falls. It is delivered by experts in accident investigation and has a practical focus on understanding the causes of slips, trips and falls and reducing the risk […]
20-04-2017 11:48 AM BST

This course will help delegates understand how to specify and design safety related control circuits which comply with the requirements of both the Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008 (Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC) and the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations.
20-04-2017 11:37 AM BST

This course gives delegates a thorough understanding of the Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2009 legislation, as revised, as well as the key current European and International safety standards that support the Regulations.
20-04-2017 11:30 AM BST

This course covers the activities regulated by the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) and provides delegates with a thorough knowledge of this legislation.  The course will also give practical advice on how to evaluate the safety of existing machines and how to measure and evaluate noise and vibration risks.
20-04-2017 11:21 AM BST

Aimed at the SME and small businesses this free awareness course is available on the following dates: Wednesday 10th May 2017 – Keepmoat Head Office, Gorsey Lane, Coles Hill, B46 1JU Wednesday 17th May 2017 – Arco, Merry Hill, Dudley Court North, Brierley Hill, DY5 1XP Friday 19th May 2017 – MACE , Albert House, […]
20-04-2017 09:48 AM BST

We are looking for nominations to celebrate a young person or team of young people (under 25 years of age) who have shown positive interventions, initiatives, actions or documentation relating to Health and Safety in the workplace. The Award is aimed at those in a work placement, apprenticeship or in employment.
15-03-2017 11:59 AM GMT

Great Britain’s independent safety and health regulator is holding a series of events across the country to look at what businesses can do to look after people at work.