Health and Safety Executive

HSE Business Plan 2016/17 To Focus On Low-Frequency, High-impact Catastrophic Incidents

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The Health & Safety Executive’s latest business plan, published in April, has low-frequency, high-impact catastrophic incidents as one of its particular areas of focus. The … Continue reading

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HSE Says Gas Leak Could Have Caused Major Explosion On ConocoPhillips Offshore Rig

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HSE says gas leak could have caused major explosion on ConocoPhillips offshore rig The UK Health & Safety Executive (HSE) alleges that the lives of … Continue reading

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HSE Slams Marathon Oil After North Sea Gas Leak

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The UK HSE has issued Marathon Oil with an improvement notice, after a gas leak on the offshore operators Brae Alpha North Sea platform earlier … Continue reading

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North Sea Gas Leak ‘Would have caused a significant explosion’ Says UK Safety Watchdog

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North Sea Gas Leak ‘Would have caused a significant explosion’ Says UK Safety Watchdog Shell has been ordered to make improvements following an undersea gas … Continue reading

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UK – HSE Opens Occupational Safety and Health Consultants Register (OSHCR) To Public

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The UK Health & Safety Executive’s Occupational Safety and Health Consultants Register (OSHCR) external website is now open to the public. Businesses will be able … Continue reading

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UK Offshore Safety Performance Report Shows Improvements

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There have been further improvements in the management of major safety hazards offshore, according to Oil & Gas UK’s Health & Safety 2015 Report published … Continue reading

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A guide to the Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations (COMAH) 2015

The UK Health and Safety Executive has published a guide to the new regulations that came into effect on 1 June 2015. The COMAH Regulations … Continue reading

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UK – North Sea Oil Rig Fall Death Company Fined $160,000

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A company has been fined over the death of an oil rig worker who fell 75ft (23m) from a North Sea platform. Lee Bertram, 37, … Continue reading

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UK – HSE Oil Firm Talisman Sinopec Served With Safety Improvement Notice

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An oil company has been served with an improvement notice after inspectors found more than 180 “safety critical” work orders outstanding on one platform. Talisman … Continue reading

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UK – HSE Introduces New Electrical, Control & Instrumentation Guide & Web Portal

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The UK Health & Safety Executive has published a new guide, Inspection of Electrical, Control and Instrumentation Systems at COMAH Establishments (Operational Delivery Guide), explaining how the … Continue reading

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UK – Fire At Dounreay Nulclear Plant Led To Release Of RadioActivity

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A fire in part of Dounreay’s Prototype Fast Reactor (PFR) facility last month led to an “unauthorised release” of radioactivity into the environment. Dounreay Site … Continue reading

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UK – Recycling Company Found Guilty Of Corporate Manslaughter, Fined £500,000

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A recycling firm which was found guilty of corporate manslaughter over the death of an employee through ‘inexcusable neglect’ has been fined £500,000. Michael Whinfrey … Continue reading

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UK – HSE: Fatal Workplace Injuries Fall From 150 In 2012/13 To 133 In 2013/14

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Figures published on October 2014 show that while Britain continues to be one of the safest places to work in Europe, many workers are still … Continue reading

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Sellafield fined £700,000 after incorrect disposal of radioactive waste

Sellafield Limited has been fined £700,000 and ordered to pay £72,635.34 in costs at Carlisle Crown Court on June 14 for sending several bags of … Continue reading

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