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Safety alert for KN95 facemasks

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has warned against the use of KN95 facemasks as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). A safety alert has been issued, urging all employers and suppliers not to purchase or use KN95 facemasks as PPE.

The alert stated that "KN95 is a performance rating that is b…

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Photo shows a Centre branded heaterCenter brand fan heater sold at Wolseley Plumb CenterThere is a risk of the plug and/or fuse overheating and could be a fire hazard.More...
Photo shows an Alba tabletAlba tablets sold at Argos

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Scissor lift safety warning following fatal overturns

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is advising users of certain types of scissor lifts to make daily safety checks after five people were killed in three separate incidents when they overturned.

The HSE warns those who use, or lease out, JLG 500RTS and 400 RTS scissor lifts, to ensure checks ar…

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HSE Safety Notice

Risks to pedestrians from crushing zones on electrically powered gates

This Health and Safety Executive (HSE) safety notice has been issued to reinforce and update previous information (HSE Safety Notice FOD WSW 1-2010) to organisations and individuals involved in the design, construction, installat…

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

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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