Alerts iconUse of face masks designated KN95

The UK HSE (Health and Safety Executive) has issued the following notice regarding the use of face masks designated KN95. The full notice can be found here: https://www.hse.gov.uk/safetybulletins/use-of-face-masks-designated-kn95.htm A substantial number of face masks, claiming to be of KN95 standards, provide an inadequate level of protection and are likely to be poor quality products accompanied … Continue reading “Use of face masks designated KN95”

Alerts iconSafety performance in the offshore renewable energy industry

The UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has written to a number of trade bodies representing the offshore renewable energy industry, including IMCA, expressing concern “that in some sectors of the wind energy industry, improvements in health and safety performance has at best stalled if not reversed.  In 2020, there have been a number of … Continue reading “Safety performance in the offshore renewable energy industry”

Alerts iconMember of the public killed following unplanned movement of an unsecured load

What happened? The UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) fined a company after it caused the death of a child when he was trapped between an unsecured pole and a fence. An employee delivered an overhead power pole to a roadside verge location, and left the pole unsecured [IMCA emphasis] at the top of an … Continue reading “Member of the public killed following unplanned movement of an unsecured load”

Alerts iconHydraulic sample extruder – finger laceration

What happened? Whilst using a hydraulic sample extruder in a laboratory, the technician caught and injured his finger between the Shelby tube and extruder ram while trying to stabilise the dolly.  The incident resulted in a lost workday case. What were the causes? What went wrong? The investigation identified the following contributing factors: Training – … Continue reading “Hydraulic sample extruder – finger laceration”

Alerts iconAnd finishing on a positive note: A CPR success story – “we saved a life that day”

What happened? An IMCA member reports that a crew member suffered several cardiac arrests in front of his crew mates.  Immediately CPR was started, and the medic was alerted. The patient was resuscitated, but experienced subsequent cardiac events while awaiting medical air transport. On arrival of air-lift crew, the patient was reassessed by the flight … Continue reading “And finishing on a positive note: A CPR success story – “we saved a life that day””