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Take responsibility and carry out a Legionella risk assessment

25-01-2013

As an employer it is your job to ensure that you provide shower heada safe working environment. After all, the wellbeing of your employees and the general public is in your hands when they are situated on, or near, your work site. Therefore there is a vast array of different assessments and safety precautions …

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HSE serves a further two Improvement Notices on Edinburgh cooling tower

12-06-2012

On 11 June 2012, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) served two Improvement Notices at a second Edinburgh company as part of its ongoing Legionella investigation.

The Improvement Notices served on Macfarlan Smith Ltd., Wheatfield Road, Gorgie, Edinburgh require thorough cleaning of one of …

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HSE serves Improvement Notice on Edinburgh cooling tower

08-06-2012

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has today served an Improvement Notice on an Edinburgh company for alleged failures to adequately control the risk of legionella in a cooling tower.

The Improvement Notice served on North British Distillery Company Ltd. refers to one cooling tower at Whea…

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Health and Safety News - 16 June 2010

16-06-2010

Fairground worker injured

A 17-year-old fairground worker was taken to Darlington Memorial Hospital with head injuries after he fell from a ride.

Accident at Hartlepool scrap yard

A 50-year-old scrap yard worker's jaw was broken whenhe was hit in the face by a piece of metal.

British w…

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HSE Notice - Control of legionella bacteria in hot and cold water systems

24-05-2010

This notice from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is to remind duty holders of the requirement to identify and assess sources of risk for legionella bacteria in hot and cold water systems, and take steps to prevent or control the risk by putting adequate controls in place and maintain and monit…

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