The Workplace Health Expert Committee (WHEC) is an HSE independent expert scientific committee providing advice to HSE about the scientific and medical evidence on workplace health issues.
HSE have announced that construction inspectors will be carrying out unannounced visits to sites where refurbishment projects or repair works are underway.
This year, the initiative is being undertaken as a series of two-week inspections across the country, beginning 3 October 2016 ending 4 November 2016. During this period, Inspectors will ensure high-risk activities, particularly those affecting the health of workers, are being properly managed.
– risks to health from exposure to dust such as silica are being controlled
– workers are aware of where they may find asbestos, and what to do if they find it
– other health risks, such as exposure to noise and vibration, manual handling and hazardous substances are being properly managed
– jobs that involve working at height have been identified and properly planned to ensure that appropriate precautions, such as support of structures, are in place
– equipment is correctly installed / assembled, inspected and maintained and used properly
– sites are well organised, to avoid trips and falls, walkways and stairs are free from obstructions and welfare facilities are adequate
Where serious breaches of legislation are found then immediate enforcement action will be taken, but inspectors will also be taking steps to secure a positive change in behaviour to ensure on-going compliance.
Health and safety breaches with clients and designers will also be followed up to reinforce their duties under CDM 2015 and to ensure that all dutyholders with on site health and safety responsibilities understand and fulfil these.
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To calculate the risks associated with major accident hazard pipelines in the UK a computer code, MISHAP01 (Model for the estimation of Individual and Societal risk from HAzards of Pipelines), is used. The aim was to rewrite MISHAP01 and PipelineRiskAT within a single program to facilitate the implementation of future improvements to the model.
This report summarises all three aspects of the model updates (solution method, science changes
and data updates) and provides an overview of the results obtained compared to the original
version of PIPIN.
The objectives of this project were to investigate the impact on the calculated failure rates as a
result of changes to the data within PIPIN. These changes were required to ensure that the input
data was representative of UK pipelines by ensuring that all of the latest available information
was being used.
This annual report provides details of offshore injuries, dangerous occurrences and ill health reported to HSE under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR), and HSE’s regulatory activity offshore during 2015. Offshore hydrocarbon releases and population data for 1992-2015, also published.
The aims of this project were to investigate the impact on the calculated failure rates as a
result of changes to the science within PIPIN. The changes had been suggested after the model
was independently reviewed.