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
|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|
|05/2020||Air suspension systems on vehicles||EPD1 - 2020||Those carrying out or responsible for work on vehicles with air suspension systems. This includes motor vehicle repair workshops, the roadside repair and recovery industry and customer sites where this work is undertaken|
|10/2019||Use of gas-fired oven cleaning equipment inside vehicles||FOD1 - 2019||Suppliers, installers and users of gas-fired (LPG) oven cleaning equipment provided inside vehicles|
|08/2019||Safety notice to act as a reminder of the phenomenon of condensate induced water hammer||STSU2 - 2019||Operators of major pressure systems involving steam, including the following: Chemical processing and production, Electricity generatfion, Engineering, Food Packaging and processing, Gas, Metals and Minerals processing and production, Manufacturing (general), Nuclear, Offshore|
|08/2019||Catastrophic rupture of dead-leg pipe-work||CEMHD2 - 2019||Operators of Process Plant (and associated inspection bodies) which may have pipe-work dead-legs on toxic, flammable, dangerous to the environment or other critical services|
|08/2019||Use of ICAR Capacitors in uninterruptable power supply (UPS) systems||CEMHD1 - 2019||All users of industrial uninterruptable power supply (UPS) systems including, but not limited to, the chemical industry, energy industry, offshore oil and gas production and other users of high capacity electrical capacitors in industrial equipment|