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  • Workplace injuries at an all-time low

    24 December 2013

    There is no doubting that risk management has improved considerably among organisations operating in the UK over recent years, and this is in part thanks to the impressive health and safety training now on offer.
  • Finally, a replacement for R123?

    18 October 2013

    While much has been made of the new HFO refrigerants 1234yf and 1234ze, another lesser known HFO could provide a much needed alternative to R123 in chiller applications.

  • HSE and local authorities to make legionella visits

    09 January 2013

    You will recall that FSDF have sent out previously information about Health and Safety Executive (HSE) enforcement activities as a result of the Legionella outbreaks in Edinburgh in the late summer and autumn of 2012.

  • Norfolk company fined for assessment breach

    17 December 2012

    The owner of a Norfolk aggregate site has been prosecuted for failing to complete a suitable and sufficient risk assessment for moving rail wagons without a locomotive.

  • Worker suffers life changing condition after company ignores ozone danger

    27 November 2012

    A Kegworth soft drinks manufacturer has been fined after a contractor was exposed to ozone gas while servicing a UV light system in a plant room.
  • Valve Failure Safety Alert

    19 October 2012

    May 2012 update: Further failures of this type of valve have been reported since the original guidance note was issued in May 2011 and it is clear that some of these failures are not due to corrosion.

  • F-gas revision: Bans, phase outs and an end to pre-charged equipment

    03 October 2012

    HFC phase-downs, usage bans in certain products, a stop to the use of R404A and an end to the sale of pre-charged air conditioning and refrigeration equipment are just some of the proposed revisions to the new European F-gas regulations revealed in a leaked document this week.

  • HSE : Alcohol and drugs at work

    02 October 2012

    The Health and Safety Executive provide some useful guidelines and resources, including  a report prepared by Cardiff University on the scale and impact of illegal drug use by workers.

  • New FSDF Technical & Safety Bulletin now available on Members Area

    07 September 2012

    GUIDANCE REGARDING HSE INTERVENTION FEE SCHEME
    HSE proposes to introduce a fee for intervention cost recovery scheme with effect from 1 October 2012

  • HSE Flooring Selection Tool

    05 September 2012

    The flooring selection tool helps to identify the types of flooring that are likely to retain their slip resistant properties when contaminated with some common liquids.

  • Guide to Legionnella Control Association Standards for Service Delivery

    24 August 2012

    Purpose of the Standards :

    These standards set out the minimum requirements for the delivery of services, listed below, related to the control of legionella in water systems. These standards together with this guide should be read in conjunction with the
    Legionnella Control Association Buyer’s Guide. All standards can be downloaded from the Legionnella Control Association website.  http://www.conduct.org.uk/standards.html

  • HSE Introduce Fees

    17 August 2012

    Fee for Intervention (FFI).    HSE proposes to introduce a fee for intervention cost recovery scheme with effect from 1 October 2012, subject to Parliamentary approval of the proposed Health and Safety (Fees) Regulations 2012.

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