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    Health and Safety competent person iconYou are required to have, or have access to, a competent person for your organisation's health and safety.
    However what many people may not realise, is that competent person can be a recognised and accessible source of advice and information, including online services. This website is fully equipped to act as your competent person. 
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Health & Safety Myths

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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A gym reduced its 24/7 opening hours by closing overnight, citing health and safety as the reason for the decision.
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Latest HSE News

This is an exciting new opportunity for an exceptional senior leader to play a central role in shaping and delivering HSE’s Digital Programme and transforming transactional operations and processes. Closing date for applications 16 September 2016.
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This research investigated the possible role of weaknesses in small wind turbine construction instructions in the potential for structural collapse associated with the structural supports and foundations.
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This project has examined the effectiveness HSE’s approach to regulation of the construction sector since 2001. HSE provided a catalyst for change – utilising its unique information on the industry and expertise in understanding reasonably practicable control to support risk creators in their control of these risks.
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J G Hale Construction Ltd based in South Wales has been fined £100,000 for running an unsafe timber-frame construction site.
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A Worcestershire-based manufacturer was fined after a worker nearly lost his life when a door collapsed and pinned him to a baler.
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Head of Communications, Head of Internal Communications, Head of Media and Head of Strategic Engagement. Closing date for applications 4 September 2016.
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This is an exciting new opportunity for an exceptional senior leader to shape and deliver HSE’s growing operational services portfolio. Closing date for applications 9 September 2016.
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Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust has been fined for safety failings after a patient drowned during a canoeing activity event.
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