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Article archive for Health & Safety Executive

Firms urged to pull the plug on £30m of wasted electrical safety tests (09 May 2012)
Unnecessary electrical safety tests cost office-based businesses an estimated £30 million a year. That’s according to the Health & Safety Executive who says it's a myth that every portable electrical appliance in the workplace needs to be tested once a year. read more...

Worker burned after cutting through 11,000 volt cable (07 March 2012)
Two companies have been fined after a demolition worker was engulfed in flames when he cut through a live 11,000 volt cable at an electricity substation in Worcester. read more...

HSE pledges 4,000 training hours target on asbestos (18 October 2011)
The Health and Safety Executive has set a poignant target of 4,000 hours of free asbestos awareness training to help tradesmen across Britain protect themselves from the deadly dust. read more...

Training pledge launched to tackle asbestos deaths (07 September 2011)
A poignant target of 4000 hours of free asbestos awareness training has been set in a new initiative to help tradesmen across Britain protect themselves from the deadly dust. read more...

Engineers’ clothes set alight by fireball (03 August 2011)
Two engineers were set on fire by an electrical explosion as they tried to seal off a faulty fuse box at a factory in Cumbria. Carlisle Crown Court heard that, on 12 September 2006, a small electrical fire in a fuse box at global package firm Innovia Films Ltd’s factory in Wigton. Workers put out the flames with a fire extinguisher and then re-routed the power supply so that the cooling equipment, which is used to maintain product quality, could continue to operate. read more...

Raising awareness about safe maintenance in the workplace (30 June 2010)
Last week the HSE announced the UK’s participation in a Europe-wide campaign to help raise awareness about the importance of safe maintenance in the workplace. read more...

HSE Launches New Campaign (07 April 2008)
Every 25 minutes, someone breaks or fractures a bone at work according to the latest figures from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). The HSE recently launched the 'Shattered Lives' campaign to highlight the devastating consequences of simple slips, trips and falls - including falls from height - in the workplace. read more...

Danger Beneath the Surface (04 April 2008)
Asbestosis and lung cancer are probably not the first dangers to spring to mind when considering the job of an electrician. However, of the 20 workers who die each week from asbestos, 6 are electricians, according to a report from the HSE. read more...
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