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
|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|