Weekly Digest Newsletter: 30 November 2023

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Guidance on working in cold and wintry weather

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Make sure you protect workers during low temperatures and wintry conditions.

Our guidance offers advice on how to protect workers in low temperatures.


The guidance explains how you can assess the risks to workers and put controls in place to protect them.


Our workplace temperature checklist will help you carry out a basic risk assessment.


Also, with low temperatures and less daylight, winter can make surfaces perilous. As a result, slip and trip accidents increase significantly. Take a look at our online guide to avoiding slips and trips in winter weather.


You can also find out more by viewing our latest press release

Company fined as stunt performer sustains life-changing injuries during filming of movie

The production company was fined £800,000 after the worker was injured filming the action movie Fast and Furious 9.

The worker was filming a fight scene when he fell 25 feet onto the concrete floor below when the line on his stunt vest became detached.


He suffered a fractured skull and a severe traumatic brain injury, which has resulted in permanent impairment and disability.


HSE's investigation found several failings by the production company. For further details read this press release.


Other recent prosecution cases include:

Managing drug and alcohol misuse in your workplace

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Ensure you know how to manage drug and alcohol misuse at work.

As an employer, you have a legal duty to protect employees’ health, safety and welfare. Understanding the signs of drug and alcohol misuse (or abuse) will help you manage health and safety risk in your workplace.


Our website has step-by-step guidance to help you manage drug and alcohol misuse at work. This includes:

Asbestos management in buildings training course

6 February 2024,
HSE's Science and Research Centre, Buxton

Join our course on managing asbestos in workplaces and rented properties, in line with Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR 2012).


Learn about legal responsibilities, conducting asbestos surveys, risk assessments and forming management plans.


The course is ideal for those overseeing non-domestic premises or rental properties, including employers, building owners and landlords. 


Find out more and/or register


This is just one of many courses HSE will be offering in 2024. Visit the HSE Solutions website to view all upcoming training courses.

Latest job vacancies at HSE

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We currently have a variety of opportunities to join HSE.

Find out more and apply:

Visit our website for further information and more vacancies.

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