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16/06/2017 09:43 AM
HSL: DSEAR Compliance for Managers and Supervisors – Buxton, 13 July 2017
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.

12/06/2017 12:54 PM
Company fined after uncontrolled fire
Vertellus Specialties UK Limited has today been fined after an uncontrolled fire at the company’s Seal Sands premises in Middlesbrough.

08/03/2017 04:08 PM
HSL: DSEAR Compliance for Managers and Supervisors – Buxton, 28 Mar 2017
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.

07/02/2017 02:03 PM
HSL: Process and Fire Incidents – Buxton, 1-2 March 2017
This two-day course is designed to introduce delegates to lessons learned from a number of significant or high profile incidents involving fires or chemical processes.

07/02/2017 11:54 AM
HSL: Process & Fire Incidents – Buxton, 1-2 March 2017
This two-day course is designed to introduce delegates to lessons learned from a number of significant or high profile incidents involving fires or chemical processes.

18/08/2016 04:09 PM
Distillery blaze left 21-year-old worker engulfed in flames
A distillery in Oldbury has been fined after an employee was engulfed in flames in a fire that destroyed the warehouse and its contents.

08/07/2016 09:38 AM
A rocket motor company fined for safety failings
An engineering company in Worcestershire, has been fined more than £380,000 for safety failings.

03/06/2016 02:30 PM
Process and fire incidents – Buxton, 5-6 July 2016
Course is designed to introduce delegates to lessons learned from a number of significant or high-profile incidents involving fires or chemical processes.

23/05/2016 10:47 AM
Company fined for release of natural gas and crude oil
A Hampshire-based energy company has been fined for releasing natural gas and crude oil.

29/04/2016 02:05 PM
Hazardous area classification – Buxton, 9 June 2016
The Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR) require that areas where accidental releases of dangerous substances could occur are identified and classified according to the likelihood of the formation of a flammable atmosphere.

22/04/2016 10:20 AM
Explosion at vehicle seat manufacturer injures worker
A vehicle seat manufacturing company based in Ebbw Vale, has been fined after a worker was injured from an explosion.

11/04/2016 02:40 PM
L65 – Prevention of fire and explosion, and emergency response on offshore installations: Approved Code of Practice and guidance (Third edition)
This Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) and associated guidance provides practical advice on how you can comply with the requirements of the regulations. It provides guidance to those who own, operate or work on offshore installations and looks at how to prevent fires and explosions as well as how to protect people should they occur.

15/03/2016 09:55 AM
Contractor fined after worker injured in cable strike
A Helensburgh-based contracting company has been fined after a worker hit an underground cable and suffered burns to his hands and face whilst working on a primary school refurbishment project.

11/03/2016 12:20 PM
DSEAR compliance for managers and supervisors – Buxton, 14 April 2016
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.

18/02/2016 02:40 PM
DSEAR compliance for managers and supervisors – Buxton, 17 March 2016
This course explains the duties that DSEAR places on employers and the actions needed to comply with them.

11/02/2016 12:50 PM
Manufacturing company and director fined for safety failings
A manufacturing company based in Shrewsbury and its director have been fined after an empty 45 gallon steel drum once containing flammable liquid caught fire and exploded when being cut in half.

08/02/2016 03:45 PM
Fuel giant sentenced over offshore platform gas releases
One of the world’s largest oil and gas exploration and production companies has been fined after gas leaks on a gas platform off the Lincolnshire coast put workers’ lives in danger. 

02/02/2016 02:45 PM
Firm fined after fatality at waste recycling site
A scrap metal recycling company based in Sheffield has been fined for safety failings after a worker was killed when he was hit in the head by an exploding gas cylinder.

02/02/2016 12:30 PM
Safety notice – Use of barrier glands in potentially explosive atmospheres to meet IEC 60079-14:2013 (edition 5)
The current International Standard allows the use of a ‘standard’ Ex certified flameproof gland as opposed to a Ex certified ‘barrier gland’ without the requirement to apply the previous flowchart used in the British Standard. There is evidence this approach creates a fire and explosion risk. This notice provides information on what action to take.

25/01/2016 02:58 PM
National gas distributor fined after worker gets trapped in gas cloud
One of the UK’s largest national gas distributors were sentenced to today after a worker became trapped in a ruptured gas mains.