HSE International
MRS Training & Rescue – Safe in our hands

HSE International presents an exclusive interview with confined space training experts MRS Training & Rescue. For over 100 years, MRS Training & Rescue ...

Avidety: Power People – RoSPA Gold Award Winners 2017

We speak to Barrie Browning (MD) and Jonathan Phillips (SHEQ Manager) at Avidety about their first entry and success as RoSPA Gold Award winners ...

ECA: ‘Electrical accidents continue to fall’ by Paul Reeve CFIOSH

The fall in accident rate is the result of an industry-wide effort from member companies and their employees, and the ECA and Unite, notably through the now-completed ‘ZAP’ initiative ...

BOHS comments on the latest health and safety statistics

BOHS CEO Simon Festing speaks to HSE International about the latest industry statistics and reducing the burden and human cost of work-related ill health ...

AI – Artificial Intelligence Advent

In essence, Artificial Intelligence seeks to replicate human intelligence via machines and ‘thinking’ to achieve specified goals ...

SOS Station – Catering for all your safety needs under one roof

The SOS Station is a one stop shop to access first aid equipment in the response to an emergency on site. Made out of recycled materials, the SOS Station ...

The ELAS Group – Drug & alcohol use outside the workplace impacting within

Danny Clarke, Group Operations Director for the ELAS Group gives advice about reducing the risk of drug and alcohol related workplace accidents ...

SACCS – Safe Access & Control of Confined Spaces

Billy Gundry, Grad IOSH MCMI, MRS Training & Rescue, discusses regulations for working in confined spaces and a new confined space management App - SACCS ...

Berkeley Homes – Built for Success

HSE International interviews Karl Whiteman, Berkeley Homes, about health, safety, house building, and winning the RoSPA Sir George Earle Trophy 2017 ...

Share Your Sound hits the right note!

For its latest campaign, Share Your Sound, the BTA has designed a series of images for people to use to help show others what their tinnitus is like ...

My Hands Matter – Speaking Out about Occupational Skin Disorders (OSDs)

Paul Jakeway, Marketing Director at skin care expert Deb, discusses OSDs and why encouraging employees to speak out about skin health is critical ...

BSIF to publish the 2017 Guide to the British Safety Industry

Alan Murray speaks to HSE International about the publication of BSIF's Guide to the British Safety Industry and gives Regulation (EU) 2016/425 updates ...

Mates in Mind – An Introduction

HSE International hears from Clive Johnson (HCLG), Mike Robinson (British Safety Council), Jocelyn Shaw (Executive Director) and Steve Hails (Tideway) about the launch and ambition of Mates in Mind ...

HSE INTERNATIONAL ISSUE 109

A Health & Wellbeing Focus, featuring: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Mates in Mind, The ELAS Group, British Tinnitus Association, Sit- Stand, DEB and much more ...

Mental Health & Wellbeing Focus

Part of the reason many struggle to understand mental health is that they don't know what it actually means; to date, there are more than 200 classified forms of mental illness ...

Otto Simon – Award Winning Engineering Solutions

Chris Bridgland, Managing Director at Otto Simon Ltd discusses award winning engineering excellence in the coke/steel, industrial and process sectors ...

Aura® by Tornado Gloves

Tornado Gloves have invested time, resource and expertise in developing Aura® to overcome a variety of complex hazards. HSE International finds out more ...

Take on Tinnitus – an online resource from the BTA

Take on Tinnitus is an online resource from the British Tinnitus Association that includes tips, training and advice on tinnitus. 1 in 10 UK adults suffer..

Speedy Services – Intelligent Safety

Speedy is both the largest and safest hire company in the UK. HSE International interviews Steve Giblin CMIOSH, Group HSSEQ Director, to find out more ...

The Clancy Group – Fleet Safety Champions

HSE International discusses fleet safety excellence and the RoSPA Awards with Colin Knight, Head of Fleet Safety & Compliance at The Clancy Group...

Security Industry Authority – Buying Manned Security Services

Dave Humphries, Director of Partnerships and Interventions at the Security Industry Authority, discusses ensuring quality in the UK’s private security industry ...

A+A – Oct 2017 – People Matter

Held at Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre in October, A+A 2017 is the world’s largest trade forum for those involved in safety, security and health at work ...

BSIF – Ensuring the industry’s voice is heard

Alan Murray, BSIF CEO speaks to HSE International about the Federation’s continuing commitment to improving the safety and health of the UK workforce ...

GLC – HSE Europe 2017- Berlin, Germany

The European HSE Management Forum, organised by GLC, is an industry driven event where health, safety and environmental leaders come together to share their knowledge and experience ...

Sowga® – Delivering Innovation, Energy Efficiency & Compliance in Buildings

HSE International speaks to Aaron Giudice of Sowga® Ltd about ‘Integrated Engineering Solutions’ that protect and improve the built environment ...

Calderdale College – Consistent Achievement

Ray Newell, Health & Safety Manager at Calderdale College speaks to HSE International about consistent achievement and winning the prestigious RoSPA Order of Distinction ...

HSE International Issue 108
HSE INTERNATIONAL ISSUE 108

Exclusive: HSE International reviews Safety & Health Expo 2017 and the RoSPA Awards 2017. Also including: Otto Simon, Speedy Services, A+A and much more ...

Outdoor Workers – Staying Safe in the Sun

Outdoor workers including roofers, construction workers and gardeners, spend most of their working day exposed to UV light. A silent threat to skin health..

Lawrence Waterman announced as new Chairman of the British Safety Council

Lawrence Waterman, a passionate health and safety campaigner, has been announced as the new Chairman of the British Safety Council by Chief Executive, Mike Robinson...

June 20-22, 2017 – Safety & Health Expo, ExCel London

Looking to source new products, to learn, or to network? Visit the Safety & Health Expo 2017, with keynotes from Professor Brian Cox OBE, Dame Kelly Holmes, Nigel Owens MBE and Simon Weston OBE...

British Tinnitus Association – June 2017 is Tea for Tinnitus month!

June 2017 is Tea for Tinnitus month! Find out how you can ‘Put the Kettle on’ and raise funds for the BTA's fantastic Tea for Tinnitus campaign...

Cardiac Science – At the Heart of Saving Lives®

HSE International hears how Cardiac Science extends lives by providing the public, workplace and healthcare professionals with life-saving defibrillators...

Carrington Workwear – A Reputation for Innovation

Tracing production back to the dawn of the industrial revolution, Carrington is the largest producer of workwear fabrics in the UK. Over 35 million metres...

KARBONHEX: UNKOMPROMISINGLY KOOL

KARBONHEX is an advanced, compact range of ergonomic multi-functional hand protection that was conceptualised, designed and styled specifically for those working in the most challenging conditions and hazardous environments...

A-SAFE: All Eyes on Facility Safety

Mixing vehicles and pedestrians in the workplace increases the risk of potential accidents. Traffic management systems from A-SAFE added to existing facilities create transformational benefits...

CASELLA: Getting Connected – Site Boundary Monitoring with Guardian2

Guardian2 - Now you can focus on getting the job done, without worrying whether levels of site noise and dust are too high. Find out more from Casella...

ASE Corporate Eyecare – HealthcarePlan: Corporate Eyecare Your Way

Lyn Hodges, Director of Strategic Planning at ASE Corporate Eyecare - HeathcarePlan talks optical experience, innovation and the delivery of comprehensive, corporate eyecare solutions...

Tornado Gloves – Specialist Hand Protection through Innovation, Technology & Design

Tornado Gloves lead the hand protection market, manufacturing safety, protective, industrial and cut-resistant gloves for extreme working environments...

RAMS Boards – H&S Culture: Get On Board

RAMS Boards are mobile, modular, multi-purpose health and safety stations that deliver clear and accessible information along with consumable PPE. Read our Q & A with Marcin Nowak, Director at RAMS Boards...

Arden Winch: Large enough to compete, small enough to care

Steve Barker MD speaks to HSE International about Arden Winch's extensive PPE range and a 200 year history; being large enough to compete, but small enough to care...

BSIF: Occupational and Public Respiratory Health in the UK

While respiratory health issues caused by poor air quality have been getting increased public attention, the BSIF has published its ‘Tackling Workplace Respiratory Illness Report’. Alan Murray tells HSE International more...

MRS Training & Rescue: Rescue Arrangements

There are at least two sets of regulations that require rescue arrangements to be established prior to the commencement of any work. MRS Training & Rescue...

HSE INTERNATIONAL ISSUE 107

Exclusive content from: Tornado Gloves, Safety & Health Expo 2017, RAMS Boards, Casella, A-SAFE, BSIF, Arden Winch, MRSL and much more...

Alexandra: High Quality Workwear

Alexandra provides modern, well designed, fit-for-purpose and easy-to-care for workwear solutions for a multitude of sectors. David Harmer, Head of Category management tells us more...

BSI: The countdown is on to the new PPE Regulation

Bob Wells, Global Head of Personal Safety gives HSE International an overview of BSI and explains why the PPE regulation should be high on the agenda in 2017...

MRS Training & Rescue: Managing Confined Spaces

In this issue, Michael Lloyd, Consultant for MRS Training & Rescue, speaks to HSE International about entering and working in confined spaces safely...

A&P Group: Quality & Safety Driven Engineering Excellence

A&P Group is a global ship repair, defence, conversion and marine specialist and the largest ship repair and conversion company in the UK. HSEQ Manager Pia Elliott tells us more...

New ISO standard for the safe bunkering of LNG-fuelled ships

As demand for LNG-fuelled vessels has increased, so has the demand for practical, cost-effective and efficient LNG bunkering. Sandrine Tranchard tells us more...

Safety Squared: Factor of Safety

Safety Squared is an independent safety engineering consultancy specialising in all aspects of fall protection and safety at height. Principal David Riches tells HSE International more...

BSIF beyond Brexit: Allan Murray speaks to HSE International about MESA

Alan Murray: The British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF) brings HSE International readers up to date with our developments in the Middle East...

Safety & Health Expo 2017 returns to ExCel, London

FREE ENTRY: Safety & Health Expo 2017 - 20-22 June, London ExCeL. Associations, manufacturers, distributors, consultants & experts gather under one roof...

HSE INTERNATIONAL ISSUE 106

Exclusive content from: Alexandra, Safety & Health Expo 2017, BSIF, Safety Squared, ISO, A&P Group, MRS Training & Rescue, BSI and much more...

#TAW2017: GPs urged to tackle tinnitus “knowledge gap”

The British Tinnitus Association has issued the first-ever GP guidance on tinnitus, as research reveals more than half of tinnitus patients were unsatisfied with their doctor’s response...

HSE INTERNATIONAL ISSUE 105

OIL & GAS SPECIAL. Exclusive content from: RigDeluge®, Oil & Gas UK,Offshore Contractors Association, MRS Training & Rescue & much more...

RigDeluge® Problems, Lessons, Solutions & Costs

Sprinkler heads fail through blocking caused by marine by-products, causing system failure and expensive, repetitive service and maintenance regimes...

RigDeluge® – Water to the Fire on Demand

HSE International speaks to Ian Garden, Managing Director at RigDeluge® about innovating equipment that reduces hazards, risks, environmental issues and costs...

Offshore Contractors’ Association (OCA)

Established in 1995, the OCA's aim is to look after the interests of companies involved in activities such as: mechanical services, construction, modifications and maintenance, engineering, fabrication and decommissioning...

HSE International hears from Mick Borwell, Oil & Gas UK

"The annual compilation of statistics to the end of 2015, indicates how our sector is performing in key areas such as personal and process safety..."

MRS Training & Rescue: Risk Management

Producing and effectively managing Critical Hazard Indicators gives an indication that critical elements of a risk control are being carried out proactively...

Walsh – Blyth & Turton: Building towards a Safer Future

Walsh - Blyth & Turton provide head-to-toe PPE products: Hand Protection, Safety Footwear, Respiratory Protection, Eye & Face Protection, Head Protection, Hearing Protection, Harness & Safety Equipment and Protective Workwear...

Supertouch – Quality Protective Workwear

Supertouch it is one of the largest manufacturers and suppliers of PPE and Workwear in the UK, selling a complete range of PPE and Workwear across a number of industries including construction, pharmaceuticals, rail and manufacturing...

BSIF strengthens RSSS Scheme in bid to combat non-compliant & non-performing PPE

The BSIF is determined to eradicate non- performing, non-compliant PPE from the UK market and give users the standard of product they should expect...

Contego Safety Solutions – Assured Company, Assured Products

Best-selling product ranges at Contego Safety Solutions include extensive clothing - both customised and plain, gloves, footwear, and PPE...

Pentas Flora Sdn Bhd: Chasing Excellence in Safety

Pentas Flora is a pioneering scheduled waste management business based in Malaysia that focuses on producing ecological re-refined oil products...

Megamas Training Company Sdn Bhd: Inspire No Harm

Megamas was the first integrated safety training provider registered in Brunei and has since established its position as a ‘World Class’ and market leader..

ABC Electrification: Shaping the Future

ABC Electrification is one of four suppliers who will deliver a 10 year, Network Rail programme, seeing the electrification of over 3,000km of railways...

HSE INTERNATIONAL ISSUE 104

TRANSPORT SAFETY SPECIAL. Exclusive content from: Road Safety GB, RoSPA: Road Safety, ABC Electrification Ltd, Pentas Flora Sdn Bhd, JSP Ltd & much more...

An Introduction to Road Safety GB

Road Safety GB, a national road safety organisation, works to reduce the number and severity of road collisions by raising awareness of road safety..

RoSPA: Road Safety

Nick Lloyd, Road Safety Manager at RoSPA spoke to HSE International: "We all use roads in some way and we depend on them to obtain goods and services...

British Tinnitus Association: Plug’em Campaign

Plug’em is a new tinnitus prevention campaign aimed at raising awareness in younger people about the need to wear earplugs at clubs, gigs and festivals...

MRS Training & Rescue: Safe Work in Confined Spaces

When work must definitely be carried out in a confined space, a safe system of work which identifies hazards, risks and control measures must be created...

Sundström: World-Class Respiratory Protection

Sweden: In 1926 and inspired by the unhealthy air of the mines, Ivan Sundström began to design protective masks "to protect people against polluted air"...

Pyramex: The Peak of Safety and Style

Pyramex Safety Products is one of the top 4 manufacturers of safety eyewear in the world. Peter Upcott, Sales Consultant tells HSE International more…

JSP: Manufacturing for Safety

Established in 1964, JSP is Europe's leading independent manufacturer of industrial head protection and above the neck Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)..

A political postcard from the BSIF

"Our political engagement programme is dedicated to highlighting that good safety and health is good for business and striving to change public opinion..."

Highways England to adopt new Safety Helmet Colour Standard

From January 2017, all staff working on motorways and A-roads will be required to wear hard hats coloured in correlation to their job position...

ISO publishes powerful new tool to combat bribery

ISO 37001 management system will help prevent, detect and deal with bribery, whether on behalf of an organisation or its employees or business associates...

Health and safety is not an Achilles heel

We’ve all heard stories of schools banning conker fights, sack races, and not giving out pins with poppies for Remembrance Sunday...

Alton Towers’ owners Merlin fined £5million over Smiler crash

"The court have imposed what we believe is a record fine for the industry... money alone will never replace limbs nor heal the psychological scars..."

Calderdale College: Unlocking Potential

HSE International spoke to Ray Newell, Health & Safety Manager at Calderdale College about inspiring success in education, safety and health.

SEE Plc: Seeing is Believing

Providing mechanical, electrical and building service, SEE Plc work responsibly to provide successful and safe projects that add value.

Asbestos management to comply with health and safety regulations

Asbestos containing materials can still be found in a huge number of buildings, including shops, hospitals, schools, and domestic properties across the UK.

Changing the landscape of the fire safety industry

We are the Fire Industry Association (FIA), and our story begins 100 years ago. Imagine life then – fire protection and health and safety were...

Bellway Homes North London: A Reputation You Can Rely On

In conversation with Neil McCready, Bentley Place Project Manager and NHBC Health and Safety Award 2016 winner.

UK Power Networks: Powering Improvements in Safety

HSE International spoke to Suleman Alli at the UK’s leading electricity distributor, about how to continuously improve safety culture and performance.

The Breathing apparatus that Mines Rescue teams rely on

In the difficult conditions encountered in underground mines, the BG4 is used effectively by Mines Rescue teams around the world.

Allerdale Borough Council: Weathering the Storms

HSE International spoke to Barry Chambers at Allerdale about health, safety and emergency planning/resilience following the December 2015 floods.

NHBC Honours UK’s Safest House Builders

The annual NHBC Health & Safety Awards recognise the UK’s safest house building site managers’ commitment to excellent health and safety practice on site.

Afton Chemical: Passion for Solutions

HSE International spoke to Benn Heatley, EHS Specialist about chemistry, engineering and innovation for creating high performance specialty chemicals.

IOSH: A blueprint for the future of OSH competence

Occupational safety and health (OSH) professionals have been given a first glimpse of a new global model for defining competency in OSH.

An introduction to OSHCR

The key benefit of OSHCR is that the register provides a quick online confirmation of suitably qualified and experienced health and safety professionals.

RoSPA Health & Safety Awards 2016

2016 marks the diamond anniversary of the RoSPA Health & Safety Awards. These prestigious and globally recognised awards set the benchmark for excellence...

Joseph Ash Galvanizing: Turning Steel into Gold

In conversation with Stuart Whitehouse, Director of Business Improvement at Joseph Ash Galvanizing - the UK's leading galvanizing service provider.

First Class Leadership in Health and Safety

HSE International spoke to Dawn Francis-Jones at South & City College about continuous improvement in accident and ill health prevention.

Elderly man dies in Northern Ireland farm accident

The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) said it was aware of the the fatality "and is currently investigating the circumstances".

Sexual harassment at work ‘no relic of past’

New survey finds that shockingly, more than half (52%) of all women polled have been subject to various forms of sexual harassment at work.

Male soldier shot dead during live firing exercise

The soldier, serving with the Royal Regiment of Scotland, was killed on the second largest live firing range in the country at around 11.15pm yesterday.

CleanSpace™ – Breathing Safely With Ease

With 20 years experience developing respirators for a medical market, CleanSpace™ is a global leader for innovation in RPE safety.

Hounslow restaurant Shanty Town hit with £11k bill for safety breaches

AN Business Ltd, which ran Shanty Town, was convicted of breaching health and safety regulations after being found ignoring an earlier prohibition notice.

Boy, 3, airlifted to hospital after MDF department store wall collapses

The boy was treated for pelvic, chest and abdominal injuries at the scene. The investigation has been passed on to Health and Safety inspectors.

Oslo concert venue ceiling collapse injures 15

Fifteen people suffered minor injuries on Sunday when the ceiling of a concert venue in the Norwegian Capital partly collapsed on to a concert crowd.

Bulgarian firm Walltopia fined for poor work at height

A member of the public first reported working at height issues to the company, but despite being told the matter would be dealt with, unsafe work continued.

Oldbury distillery blaze left young worker engulfed in flames

The employee sustained twenty percent burns to his head, neck and hands after highly flammable liquid being transferred between storage units caught fire.

Woman crushed to death by automatic garage door in Cambridge

Social worker Heidi Chalkley, 40, was killed instantly after getting caught in the doors to a private parking basement in Cambridge on Sunday night.

Patient safety at risk because language tests for medics ‘not stringent enough’

29 medics from the EEA faced allegations of “inadequate knowledge of English language”, according to data obtained by the Royal College of Surgeons.

Worker suffers serious burns after clothing catches fire

The employee was using isopropanol and a paint-like solution in a bucket which caught fire; setting his clothes alight and causing serious burns.

BIFM Facilities Management Awards 2016 Finalists Announced

Over 1,200 guests are expected to attend the ceremony on 10 October in London; which is the highlight for many on the Facilities Management calendar.

Industry must pay more attention to stress

A recent occupational health survey carried out by the BESA and the ECA revealed that 31% of companies found on-site mental health issues “hard to manage”.

Brentwood School fined after worker fell from height

Keith Chandler, 63, fell 2.6m and suffered injuries including a broken collarbone. The school was found to have failed to ensure work planning and supervision.

Major step to make child accident prevention a public health priority

The new Minister for Public Health and Innovation, RoSPA and other organisations met on July 25 to discuss the burden of childhood accidents.

Baghdad hospital fire kills at least 11 newborn babies

Iraqi Health Ministry spokesman Ahmed al-Roudaini said the fire began on Tuesday night inside the maternity department at Yarmouk hospital, western Baghdad.

VIDEO: Carbon monoxide safety video released following Wroxham boat deaths

Accident investigators have warned of the dangers of carbon monoxide after the deaths of a couple and their dog on a boat on the Norfolk Broads.

IOSH and UAE Ministry of Education join forces to promote safety and health

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health and UAE Ministry of Education work together to run activities programme for educational establishments.

Enhancing Skin Care in Construction

Construction and engineering organisation Laing O’Rourke partners with Deb Group to develop bespoke initiatives in skincare protection for its workforce.

Timber-frame firm fined for fire safety and traffic offences

J G Hale Construction Ltd based in South Wales has been fined £100,000 for running an unsafe timber-frame construction site.

Boy dies on waterslide billed as ‘world’s biggest’ in Kansas

The incident happened on Sunday on the Verrueckt ride, which drops users almost 169 feet (52 metres) at 65mph (105kph) in a three-person raft.

New expert group aims to make accident prevention a priority

Professionals, experts and academics from across the healthcare sector have joined together to create the National Accident Prevention Strategy Advisory Group.

Peter Dutton denounced for suggesting import of asbestos is CFMEU’s fault

Immigration minister blasted by the Asbestos Disease Foundation of Australia and the Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union for his attempt to blame the union for asbestos importation.

Theatres given final warning to ensure ceilings are safe

Historic theatres with suspended fibrous plaster ceilings must have had them inspected by the end of this month or face a clamp down by the Health and Safety Executive.

Network Rail fined £130,000 over health and safety failings

The court heard that Network Rail had provided crews carrying out the repairs in North Ayrshire with a "hopelessly inaccurate" work diagram.

Girl, 8, dies in tragic tractor accident on Irish farm

The girl was fatally injured on her family's farm in Co Mayo, Ireland. The accident occurred at around 5pm yesterday (2 Aug).