- 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.
- A Manchester building contractor and a company owner have appeared in court after a worker was seriously injured on a refurbishment site.
- Construction company Kier Construction Limited has been fined £400,000 after a worker fell from height.
- A family owned Norfolk farming company has been fined after an employee died at its grain storage facility.
- A Kettering based care home company has been fined after a 16-year-old boy drowned at a disused quarry on a day trip.
- Rising water is one of the gravest and frightening problems that a business or homeowner may face and the resulting flood clean-up is both costly and time-consuming. It is a scary prospect watching floodwaters creep slowly toward the home or office. If high water makes an incursion severe damage and a horrible clutter of muck debris and g
- Flooring is designed to take a beating but with some of the best carpet cleaning tricks in their playbook homeowners can keep it in decent shape until a professional can properly treat it. To be clear homeowners generally only have temporary fixes available to them and the only way to fully restore the look and feel of the carpeting is to
- 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.
- A company that produces and supplies wood shavings for use as horse bedding has been fined after a worker suffered a serious foot injury at its site in Andover, Hampshire.
- The job of a mold inspector requires an eye for detail as different types of growth can look similar but be caused by different problems and produce different issues. Even if a homeowner can see the fungus growth a professional should be contacted to deal with the problem so that it does not return or cause severe problems. The process of i
- When floods or plumbing disasters strike an IICRC-certified water damage clean up company is the best option for handling the situation. Just removing the wet and damaged furniture and carpet may not be enough. A flood can cause a host of problems that will not be immediately noticeable in the aftermath. Mold flourishes in a damp environment
- Construction firm Structural Metal Decks Limited (SMDL) has been fined after a worker was left paralysed following an accident at a building site in Kilsyth.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- The purpose of this scoping 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.
RR1099 β Review of consequence model evaluation protocols for major hazards under the EU SAPHEDRA platformThis report describes work done within the ‘SAPHEDRA’ collaborative EU platform for evaluation of consequence models. The work described here is a review of existing model evaluation protocols with recommendations for the structure and content of a new evaluation method that can be broadly applied to models used in risk assessment studies for hazardous materials.
- This report describes the evaluation of DRIFT version 3.6.4 in accordance with a Model Evaluation Protocol originally developed for the evaluation of liquefied natural gas (LNG) vapour dispersion models.
- Mould remediation is a topic that technicians in the inspection cleaning and repair industry should get to know well. Many people have issues with mould all over the worldandmdashafter all when a house or business is too humid or too moist for too long one can often expect to find the fungus. And not only is this fungus unsightly it can d
- There are a variety of hazards that a technician can encounter on the job and one of the most important ways a technician can maintain personal safety when working with older homes is to get asbestos certification from an IICRC-approved school. Not only does certification from a credible and respectable organization show costumers that a tec
- The Health and Safety Executive will be running a morning of free seminars at the cleaning show this year to help employers protect their workforce and reduce costs attributed to managing staff absence.
Topics to be covered include:
working at height
preventing slips and trips
occupation respiratory health
For more information and to book your place go to The Cleaning Show 2017
HSL: COMAH β Safety Report Requirements with Emphasis on Technical Aspects of COMAH Safety Reports β Buxton, 28-29 Mar 2017This course presents a general overview of the requirements of a Control of Major Accident Hazard Regulations (COMAH) Safety Report with emphasis being placed on relevant technical aspects of the safety report.
- 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’.
- 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.
- 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. It explains how these, other regulations and standards are applied to real-life situations, through the use of examples of how to and how not to do it.
- 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. The purpose and content of a declaration of conformity and incorporation are explained along with when to use which.
- This training course gives delegates practical hands-on experience of conducting a machinery risk assessment using structured techniques which demystify the process given in BS EN ISO 12100: 2010.
- At some point just about everyone wishes they had more carpet cleaning solutions. After all from the office to the living room carpeting is used nearly everywhere. And a clean carpet is a wonderful thingandmdashaesthetically pleasing comfortable and functionalandmdashbut when it gets dirty it can get really dirty.Itandrsquo
- The question that home and business owners often find themselves faced with is andldquowhat is black mold?andrdquo At this point it is likely that mold is present and a solution is needed. Black mold grows in areas of the home or business that lack ventilation and that retain moisture. There are a few types of mold that will grow in these co
- 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.
- 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.
- Ladders and Steps will be the topic of a presentation given by Martin Brooke from Bratts Ladders & Chair of the Ladder Association. This will then be followed by a presentation by Susan Moore from NMHSAG on CPD and how to approach it. North Manchester Health, Safety and Advisory Group (NMHSAG) meet bi-monthly and are open to anyone who has an interest in health and safety at work, especially SMEs.
- London Container Terminal (Tilbury) Limited (LCT) has been fined after a worker was seriously injured when the ‘straddle’ carrier he was driving overturned at Tilbury Docks in November 2014.
- 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. This course can be taken in combination with the machinery risk assessment essentials course that takes place on the following day.
- 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.
- This course is designed to provide delegates with the knowledge to carry out straightforward hazardous area classification in accordance with commonly used standards or to act as an intelligent customer when contracting others to deliver this role.
HSL: RMΒ³ β Understanding and Using the Risk Management Maturity Model (RMΒ³) β London, 21-22 Mar 2017HSL 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.
- IICRC Certified Firm SpotlightJoseph P. Cipriano Jr. C.R. OwnerConstructeam Fraser Mich.How did you start in this industry?
- Dates Announced for Second-Annual Technical Conference andldquoThe Summit at Lone Mountainandrdquo The IICRC will host its second-annual technical conference August 9 andndash 11 2017 at Big Sky Resort in Big Sky Montana. Officially called The Summit at Lone Mountain the conference will feature presen
- Get to Know the IICRC Board of DirectorsMade up of carpet cleaners restorers instructors and small business owners the IICRC Board of Directors is comprised of 15 indus
- Seeking Standards Consensus Body volunteersThe IICRC continues to seek volunteers to serve on consensus bodies for the development of the following StandardsANSIIICRC S100 Standard for Professional Cleaning of Textile Floor Coverings.
- A growing concern for property owners and renters during the past 50 years has been the increase in problems associated with mold. Once an issue primarily associated with tropical climates these invasive fungi can now appear in a variety of geographic areas.And this is not due to climatic shift. Rather itand39s a combination of facto
- Professionals entering or working in the carpet treatment industry should know that there are plenty of training courses for cleaners and that they are essential to giving technicians the skills they need to do the job right. For decades professionals learned everything while on the job and while under the guidance of more experienced techn
- When a homeowner finds harmful mold in their house it can be detrimental to their health and living conditions which is why it is so important to address the threat immediately. While it may be a beneficial component in an outdoor environment it is to be avoided indoors. This microscopic fungus can grow on just about any surface so long as
- With the increased popularity of hard surface flooring rugs have become a very popular and almost necessary item in many households. However most people do not know that regularly cleaning rugs is just as important as taking care of the carpet or any other type of flooring. While an area rug or runner can be considered a stand-alone accesso
- A polythene film manufacturer was sentenced for safety breaches after a worker trapped his hand in machinery.
- A Swinton transport company and a director were in court today following the death of an HGV company owner at their Sandywood Industrial Estate.
- Bus company Go Ahead London has been sentenced after worker was killed when he fell from a ladder.
- 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.
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