In the News

24th March 2020

MAIB issue safety bulletin on the danger of firefighting suppressants

The Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) have issued a warning note to highlight a potentially serious hazard associated with condensed aerosol firefighting suppressant particles following a fatal accident last year.  The fatality resulted from an inadvertent discharge of a condensed aerosol fire extinguishing system during its installation on the fishing vessel Resugram (PZ 1001).

24th March 2020

HSE on the importance of RPE face fitting to protect from COVID-19

HSE has issued a reminder of the importance of fit testing face masks to avoid transmission: coronavirus (COVID-19).  A face fit test should be carried out to ensure the respiratory protective equipment (RPE) can protect the wearer.  More information is also available in our downloadable publication ‘Guidance on respiratory protective equipment (RPE) fit testing’ (INDG479).

12th March 2020

Revised guidance on loan working

HSE has published revised guidance on manage the risks of working alone. INDG73 revision 4. The updated guidance contains:

a new section on how to protect lone workers from the risk of work-related violence more information on how managers should keep in touch with lone workers new advice on the impact lone working can have on stress, mental health and wellbeing