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Category: Internal operational instructions and guidance

HSE’S internal operational instructions & guidance. This category makes available the current internal instructions and guidance that HSE uses to carry out its core operational work of inspecting, investigating, permissioning and enforcing. The material is presented here essentially in the same way as it is made available to HSE staff but with some additional explanation for an external audience.

Health & Safety Newsletter – Issue 32 June 2012

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

In this issue: Pull the plug – don’t waste money on unnecessary electrical safety tests, The Myth Busters Challenge Panel – bursting the health and safety myth bubbles, Accident case studies from one of the UK’s most dangerous industries, Legionella investigation update, plus lots more including court stories, real-life case studies and new guidance.

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Stress Inspection Pack

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Guidance for HSE Inspectors – the Stress Topic Inspection Pack has been updated to include further guidance on

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Nuclear technical assessment guides

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Nuclear Directorate (ND) Permissioning inspection – Technical assessment guides,

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Reducing the risk of falls from tail-lifts

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

HSE research carried out in 2004/05 estimate the human and economic cost of ‘falls from vehicle’ incidents that we

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Machines in ten pin bowling centres

Friday, July 10, 2009

Guidance for local authorities – A lack of effective physical safeguards has permitted unfettered access to dangerous

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Normally unattended installations – HSE concerns

Monday, May 18, 2009

HSE has concerns that some ‘Normally Unattended Installations’ are being attended for increasing periods of time

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Offshore – “walk to work” vessels

Friday, May 15, 2009

A recent development has seen workers transported to and from offshore installations by vessel (walk to work) with

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Work-related stress

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

A revised edition of the Local Authority Circular LAC81-4 is now available. This LAC presents current operational policy on work-related stress

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Mixing icing inhibitors to helicopter fuel offshore

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

This guidance (ON76) is for duty holders operating installations served by helicopters requiring icing

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Public consultations alerts

Friday, September 19, 2008

Sign up email or mobile phone text alerts to be informed about new consultations, reminders and

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HSE National leads for corporate social care providers

Friday, July 4, 2008

This circular gives advice to local authority enforcement officers and addresses national arrangements for liaison and

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Selling to HSE – contracts for services

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

HSE lets contracts to facilitate the following service areas:

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Use of fall arrest systems in steel stockholders

Thursday, April 3, 2008

This Local Authority Circular contains a link to SIM 03/2007/15 use of fall arrest systems,  This SIM identifies the range

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Enforcement decision EMM1 guidance update

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

The previous additional guidance on when to complete an EMM1 has been updated to clarify and simplify the arrangements.

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Migrant working topic inspection pack

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

This topic inspection pack provides advice and guidance for HSE staff on the issues that need to be

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SIRA Certification Service

Monday, July 9, 2007

This Operational Circular (OC), informs Electrical Inspectors that Sira Certification Service has been granted

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Manufacture of sealed glazing units – Safety video – No longer available

Monday, July 2, 2007

This sector Information Minute (SIM) draws inspectors’ attention to the recent production of a safety guidance video

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Asthmagens inspection pack updated

Friday, May 11, 2007

This pack should be read by inspectors, Health and Safety Awareness Officers (HSAOs) and

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MSD topic inspection pack – 2007

Friday, March 30, 2007

This updated inspection pack provides information for awareness raising and enforcement

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Craft bakeries: exposure to flour dust and enzymes

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Field Operations Directorate (FOD) Topic Inspection Pack to describe & support inspection

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