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Health & Safety Myths

Store stopped providing empty ‘tester’ perfume bottles to customer for health and safety reasons.
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Supermarket deli refused customer request to leave plastic wrapping on liver sausage stating that it was a ‘choking hazard’.
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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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Latest HSE News

HSE’s 2014 Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) on Safety in Docks (L148) was developed through close consultation with employer and employee representatives. This qualitative study explored how leadership and worker engagement practices were implemented in GB ports.
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The conference will take place at The Organisational Learning Centre Bolton, Old Police Station, 66 Castle Street, Bolton, BL2 1AE. Places are in demand and so please only place a nomination if you are able to attend for the FULL DAY of the Conference.
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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. The reasons for LEV failure are varied, ranging from a failure at the design stage to poor maintenance and testing practices. The course will demonstrate how to successfully manage LEV systems in order to get effective, efficient, and reliable control of contaminants at least cost.
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For those wishing to improve human performance, personal safety, management systems and loss control, effective investigation of the Human Factors within accidents and incidents is an essential part of achieving this aim. This course is designed to give participants an impartial and pragmatic understanding (and experience) of some of the techniques that are available for investigating Human Factors issues.
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This course is intended for risk assessment specialists and ‘intelligent customers’ who buy in risk assessment services. It gives an overview of the requirements for the predictive (risk assessment) aspects of a safety report under the Control of Major Accident Hazard Regulations (COMAH) from the point of view of safety.
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HSL is delighted to be collaborating with ORR to deliver training on RM³. HSL’s comprehensive understanding of RM³ and best practice in the field of health & safety risk management across a range of industries, along with our knowledge of regulation puts us in the best position to help you to implement RM³ effectively and achieve excellence in H&S risk management.
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This course will increase your knowledge and understanding of PPE and its limitations, so that you can use PPE as an effective workplace control measure. It will provide training in what a successful PPE programme is, what you need to consider, and what actions are required. The course includes hands-on elements to enhance learning and provide practical skills.
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This is in an introductory course which will provide a good foundation on which to build practical fit testing skills. To become a competent fit tester will require considerable additional practice and experience.
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