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Use of Barrier Glands in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres to meet IEC 60079:14 2013 (Edition 5)

HSE has just released the following Health and Safety Bulletin: Health and Safety Executive - Safety Notice Depart Name: HID CEMHD (E,C&I team) Bulletin No: HID 1-2016 Issue Date: 1 February 2016 Target Audience: Chemical processing and production Engineering Warehousing Offshore Others: Duty holders designing, installing, inspecting and maintaining electrical equipment in potentially explosive atmospheres COMAH Duty Holders and operators installing and maintaining electrical equipment in explosive atmospheres Key Issues: There is currently a key difference between the current IEC 60079-14: 2013 Standard and previous versions of BS EN 60079-14: 2008 & IEC 60079-14: 2007 for use of electric

Company fined after worker is fatally crushed in trench

A company has been fined £2.6 million after an employee was killed when the trench he was working in collapsed on him in Lancashire. James Sim, a 32-year-old worker, from Barry, South Wales, a sub-contractor working on behalf of Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions Limited. On the 14 April 2010, Mr Sim was working in a trench, laying ducting for new cable for an offshore windfarm that was being built off the coast by Heysham, Lancashire. The trench was dug to a depth of 2.4 metres, without any shoring. Mr Sim was killed when he became trapped in the trench after it collapsed on him. Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions Limited pleaded guilty at Preston Crown Court today after an investigation by the

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