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Frequently asked questions

Local government FAQs – Health and safety myths and sensible risk management

Monday, November 19, 2012

Answer to the frequently asked question: My council removed signs advertising a performance by our drama society – they blamed health and safely which can’t be right. What is HSE doing to tackle these myths about health and safety rules?

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Carbon monoxide – Are you at risk from poisoning?

Monday, November 19, 2012

You can’t see it, taste it or smell it, but it can kill quickly without warning – Carbon monoxide awareness your frequently asked questions.

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Local exhaust ventilation – New FAQs added

Thursday, November 15, 2012

New frequently asked questions have been added to the local exhaust ventilation (LEV) website.

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Chemicals at work: COSHH – Frequently asked questions

Friday, October 12, 2012

Substances that are hazardous to health can take many forms and include chemicals and products containing chemicals. Here you will find answers to some of the most common frequently asked questions on the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH).

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Health and social care services – FAQs

Thursday, October 11, 2012

These frequently asked questions help illustrate the nature of some of the issues that HSE routinely gives advice on. Questions cover all aspects of health and social care, including: moving and handling, window restrictors and access to balconies, equipment safety and legionella.

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Electricity at work – Portable appliance testing FAQs

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

There are many common myths about portable appliance testing (PAT) – find out the key facts about the inspection and testing of portable electrical equipment.

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Health and social care services FAQs – Flowers in hospital wards

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Should flowers be banned from hospital wards? Flowers can be a source of comfort to patients and there are no infection control or health and safety reasons for a ‘blanket ban’ on cut flowers in wards but there may be valid reasons, including infection control or health and safety concerns, to restrict cut flowers for […]

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Gas Safety – Tenants FAQs

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Tenants, answers to some of your frequently asked questions on gas safety.

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Air transport FAQ: Getting started – What are the current load weight restrictions?

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Guidance and current industry recommendations for airlines concerning weight restrictions, weighing and labelling of baggage.

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Entertainment and leisure – Fairgrounds FAQs

Friday, August 10, 2012

Answers to some of your frequently asked questions on health and safety in fairgrounds.

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Logistics – FAQs

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Answers to some of your frequently asked questions about the logistics sector covering health and safety in the road haulage, distribution and warehousing industries.

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Gas Safety – Home owners FAQs

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Answers to some of the frequently asked questions on gas safety for home owners.

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Air transport – Frequently asked questions

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Answers to some of your frequently asked questions about air transport health and safety.

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Frequently asked questions – Lone working

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Can a person be left alone at their place of work? There are no absolute restrictions on working alone; it will depend on the findings of a risk assessment.

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Work equipment and machinery – FAQs

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Answers to some of your frequently asked questions about work equipment and machinery.

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Event safety – FAQs

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Answers to some of your frequently asked questions on the topic of event safety, including street parties and small fetes.

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Health and safety in education FAQs

Friday, May 25, 2012

These FAQs help illustrate the nature of some of the issues that HSE routinely gives advice on. The list is not exhaustive and further questions and answers may be added at a latter date.

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Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) – FAQs

Monday, May 14, 2012

There are many common myths about portable appliance testing (PAT) – find out the key facts about the inspection and testing of portable electrical equipment with these frequently asked questions.

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Updated health and social care services FAQs

Friday, May 11, 2012

The frequently asked questions have been expanded and are now available online.

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Printing industry – FAQs

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Answers to some of the frequently asked questions related to the Printing industry safety.

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