Health and safety bulletins

Safety alerts and notices

It is important to keep the right people up to date with failures in equipment, process, procedures and substances used in the workplace.

Safety alerts are for major faults that would result in a serious or fatal injury and where immediate remedial action is required.

Safety notices are usually issued to facilitate a change in procedure or it requires an action to be undertaken to improve the level of protection or instruction in a potentially dangerous situation. It must be acted upon within a reasonable time, if a time period is not stated. It is not as immediate as a safety alert.

Recent safety alerts and notices

Date Topic Bulletin No Industry
05/2022 Mast climbing work platforms: Failure to detect mechanical failure in drive units leading to uncontrolled fall of platforms BSCD1-2022 Construction and all other industry users
04/2022 Ear loop respirators/masks do not provide protection as tight fitting RPE EPD1-2022 Those required to use tight fitting RPE at work
02/2022 Maintenance of industrial uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems CEMHD1 – 2022 Industrial UPS systems
01/2022 Offshore cranes ED 01 – 2021 Offshore oil and gas
10/2021 Wheeled loading shovels EPD1 - 2021 Waste and recycling
09/2021 Lubrication of circuit breakers STSU2 - 2021 All duty-holders with responsibilities for operation and maintenance of High Voltage (HV) and Low Voltage (LV) circuit breakers (excluding LV MCCB’s and MCB’s)
05/2021 Catastrophic failure of marine loading arm CEMHD1-2021 Export and import of dangerous chemicals – Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Offshore oil and gas Ports and logistics
02/2021 Failure of a road tanker pressure/vacuum relief valve CEMHD2 – 2020 Export and Import of dangerous chemicals (PIC), Offshore oil and gas, Ports and logistics
09/2020 Failure to detect dangerous gas/vapour due to incorrect specification of sample tube CEMHD1 – 2020 Personnel specifying and selecting devices for measuring concentrations of flammable and toxic gases

Chemical processing and production
06/2020 Use of face masks designated KN95 STSU1 – 2020 All industry