In the News

2nd February 2022

HSE issue safety notice following lifting incidents

HSE issued a safety notice on 1st February following two incidents which occurred on offshore installations. In both incidents a boom hoist rope came off a sheave.  This resulted in the catastrophic failure of the ropes and structural damage to the crane booms. Both incidents had the potential to cause death or serious injury to the persons involved in the lifting operations and to other persons on the installations. https://www.hse.gov.uk/safetybulletins/offshore-cranes.htm

20th January 2022

HSE inspection results in three prohibition and thirty-one improvement notices

HSE carried out seventy-one workplace inspections around Sheffield and Rotherham during the second week of January. Businesses inspected were in the metal fabrication, engineering, general manufacturing and waste and recycling sectors. Inspectors served three prohibition notices and thirty-one improvement notices.  In addition, HSE wrote formally to a further twenty-three businesses requiring them to improve various aspects of health and safety. In all 65 % of business inspected were found to be in some form of breach of health and safety law.  Examples of some of the breaches found included poor controls of welding fumes and metal working fluids.

 

10th January 2022

EEE Registers

The Environment Agency has published registers of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) producers, approved exporters, approved authorised treatment facilities and producer compliance schemes. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/waste-electrical-and-electronic-equipment-weee-public-registers