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  • HSE incident data for offshore wind sector now available

    The G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association (G9), supported by the Energy Institute (EI), has published its first annual incident data report. This publication gives a comprehensive insight into the health and safety performance of the G9 members from 35 sites spread across the United Kingdom and Northern Europe. The offshore wind industry has seen impressive growth in recent years as ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Elgin platform incident

    Government welcomes TOTAL’s release of more environmental data Risk to marine environment remains minimal says newly established Environment Group The Government today welcomed the release of more environmental data by TOTAL relating to the ongoing gas release at the Elgin wellhead platform. TOTAL has made available on their website the summaries of the aircraft ...

  • Slips, trips and falls at the workplace are no joke, say the HSE

    A total of 61 people died and more than 14,000 suffered serious injury as a result of a slip, trip or fall from height in British workplaces last year. These shocking statistics have prompted the launch of an awareness raising campaign from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). The second phase of the Shattered Lives campaign was launched to highlight the devastating consequences of slips, trips ...

  • HSE concerned at continuing hydrocarbon releases offshore

    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) today (Wednesday, 13th August, 2008) expressed concern at the continuing number of major and significant hydrocarbon releases in the offshore industry, often regarded as precursors to a major accident. Figures released by the HSE revealed that there had been no improvement in the number of this kind of incident during 2007/08. During the year, 517 dangerous ...

  • HSE `wake up call` for asbestos removal industry

    Asbestos-related disease accounts for over 3,500 deaths each year, creating what is the UK’s biggest single cause of work related deaths. Nationally approximately 600 of these deaths each year arise from work with asbestos in the construction industry and allied trades.  To help tackle this problem, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has called its eleventh special leadership summit to ask ...

  • HSE Publish annual workplace fatality statistics

    Provisional annual data for work-related fatal accidents in Great Britain’s workplaces has been released today. The long term trend has seen the rate of fatalities more than halve over the last 20 years. However, provisional figures indicate that 144 people were killed while at work in 2015/2016 – up from 142 in 2014/5. The Health and Safety Executive ...

  • HSE launches crackdown on dangerous construction sites

    HSE inspectors are to launch an intensive inspection initiative aimed at stopping dangerous practices on building sites across Great Britain. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) wants to raise awareness of construction site risks and prevent unnecessary injuries and deaths. Construction is one of Britain's most dangerous industries. During 2008/09, 53 workers died and 11 264 were injured, ...

  • `Be afraid...` - HSE chair warns the energy industry

    'Never allow short-term business pressures to blind you to the real and potentially devastating human and business consequences of neglecting process safety and asset integrity', is the warning the Chair of the Health and Safety Executive will give to an international audience of oil and gas experts today (16 February). Judith Hackitt, a chemical engineer, with more than 25 years' experience in ...

  • HSE warns factory operators to ensure machinery is safe

    Manufacturers are being urged to make sure effective safety measures are in place to protect factory workers who use dangerous machinery. The warning comes after an incident in which an employee, Anthony Rackham, aged 42, of Scalby Road, Scarborough suffered serious injuries when he was pulled into a machine at a sheet steel-rolling plant at Sherburn, North Yorkshire in September last year. Mr ...


  • Warning on handling hazardous materials after HSE prosecution

    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has told companies, particularly those in the major hazard sector, that they must ensure their workforce follows approved company safety procedures. The warning comes after BAE Systems Land Systems (Munitions and Ordnance) Ltd was ordered to pay £50,000 in fines and costs of £15,000 at Cardiff Crown Court after a worker was severely burned at its site in ...

  • Unlicensed asbestos removal will be penalised warns HSE

    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is warning the building trade that companies and contractors will face prosecution if they remove asbestos without a licence. It follows HSE’s successful prosecution today (4 September) of three contractors who carried out unlicensed asbestos removal at Kelford School in Rotherham in 2006. Mansell Build Ltd (previously Birse Build Ltd) of Cheadle Hulme, ...

  • Contractor prosecuted and fined for serious crushing incident

    A Lancashire skip hire contractor has been prosecuted and fined £15,000 following a serious vehicle crushing incident. Peter David Marquis of Bryers Farm, Lea Lane, Lea, Preston was fined £15,000 and ordered to pay £4,631.60 in costs by Preston Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to breaches of the Health and Safety at Work Act. A 17-year-old employee at Marquis’ waste transfer station at ...

  • G9 publishes new HSE statistics for offshore wind sector

    The second annual incident data report for the offshore wind sector provides the latest statistics on reported incidents in 2014. The overall Lost Time Injury Frequency (LTIF) shows a decrease of 34% compared to the previous year, while the Total Recordable Injury Rate (TRIR) has increased by 3%. This report is published by the G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association (G9) and supported by ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • HSE warn of dangers of using concrete diggers after man suffers burns

    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is demanding that companies follow safe working practices when using mechanical equipment. The call follows HSE's prosecution of Trains (Rochdale) Limited after a worker received burns to his left hand and arm when he hit a live electrical cable. The company was fined GBP 1,000 and ordered to pay costs of GBP 2,000 at Trafford Magistrates Court after being ...

  • G9 releases 2015 HSE statistics for offshore wind sector

    The G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association (G9), supported by the Energy Institute (EI), has published the 2015 health and safety statistics for the offshore wind sector. When comparing 2015 performance against what was reported in 2014, in Europe the performance is broadly unchanged, whereas there has been an increase in the Total Recordable Injury Rate (TRIR) and Lost Time Injury ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • HSE warns construction companies after deaths of two workmen, UK

    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is reminding construction companies of the financial penalties of not carrying out full risk assessments or ensuring their staff are properly trained - after the sentencing of a crane company for health and safety breaches. On Friday 31 July 2009, the crane company WD Bennett's Plant & Services Ltd was fined GBP125,000 and ordered to pay costs of ...

  • `Be part of the solution`: HSE launches its new strategy for health and safety

    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is launching a consultation on its new strategy: 'The Health and Safety of Great Britain \\ Be Part of the Solution'. HSE's decision to develop a new strategy has been prompted by a range of factors. These include: the recent slowing of improvement in Great Britain's (GB) health and safety performance; the changing industrial landscape with an increase of ...

  • Client Kudos: ORYX GTL Receives Multiple Awards for HSE Activities

    BST client Oryx GTL won three awards within one week in recognition of their outstanding track record in health, safety, and environment (HSE) activities and corporate social responsibility (CSR). Located in Ras Laffan Industrial City, the ORYX GTL plant is Qatar's first commercial producer to process natural gas into low-sulphur and environmentally friendly diesel, ...

  • ISS Selects KMI for Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Software

    ISS, one of the world’s largest facilities service providers, has recently selected KMI’s EHS Software Suite (www.kminnovations.com) to manage the company’s global health, safety, and environment portfolio. After a lengthy and thorough selection process, ISS chose KMI based on best in class system functionality, usability, implementation experience, and ...


    By VelocityEHS

  • Fleming Gulf announces its 4th Annual HSE Forum in Oil & Gas

    In such buoyant times, when the economy is at its historic peak with phenomenal developments in the Oil & Gas Industry, it has indeed become imperative to not lose sight of the role of Heath, Safety & Environment (HSE) in achieving this continued and sustained growth. Faced with the compounding pressures of production targets and skills shortages, companies are now more pressed than ever ...


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