News Updates July 2012


Bite Size News Updates from the HSE

Regular Information and links for you and your business put together in one easily accessible email.

Hello All, I’m Rebecca, Marketing Manager at Grove Services (UK) Limited.  

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In Swindon, a worker for a council owned firm has received an electric shock. The incident happened whilst he was securing fencing at a play area.

The employee was hitting metal road pins into soft ground in order to secure temporary fencing at the renovation project, when one of the pins he was holding made contact with a high voltage underground electric cable. He suffered burns to his hands and chest.The investigation reported that the appropriate risk assessment had not been carried out.

The company was fined £12,000.  



Health & Safety consultants all over the UK was disappointed and annoyed that the reason given for cutting the gig of Bruce Springsteen, earlier this month. It was explained that it was for “health and safety”.

It was not a health  and safety reason!

A person from the HSE clarifies: ‘The fans deserve the truth: here are no health and safety issues involved here. While public
events may have licensing conditions dictating when they should end, this is not health and safety and it is disingenuous of Live Nation to say so.’



 Below is the link to a HSE illustration of Asbestos Work Categories.

It shows a very clear diagram of what is high risk and low risk. Plus if its licensed or non licensed work.

If you or any of your employees work or could potentially come into contact with Asbestos, take a look.



 This month Jeff and I attended a Speed Careers Morning at a local high school.

We each and several other people of different occupations sat at a table with 3 seats.  The seats were then filled with rotating school children aged 15-16 on five minute time slot.

We explained about the Health & Safety industry to encourage or inspire them to follow a career that not normally would be thought of. The feedback was that it was a successful morning and the children had enjoyed it. They had also requested they had a longer time with us.


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The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is Britain’s national regulator for workplace health and safety. It aims to reduce death, injury and ill health. It does so through research, information and advice, promoting training, new or revised regulations and codes of practice, and working with local authority partners by inspection, investigation and



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