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Frequently asked questions

Latest Health and Safety Newsletter available online

Monday, May 13, 2013

Inside: Myth busting – how some half-baked decisions take the biscuit. We look at a year of myth busting, health surveillance made easier – HSE launches new online guidance, plus lots more including court stories, real-life case studies and new guidance.

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Biocidal Products Directive – ‘Essential use’ derogation application for copper in legionella control: Public consultation launched

Thursday, February 21, 2013

HSE submitted an ‘essential use derogation’ to the European Commission to allow for the continued use of copper in legionella control systems within the UK. The Commission has now made the application available for the 60-day commenting period, which ends on 20 April 2013.

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Important update for users and suppliers of legionella control water treatment systems that use copper

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Legionella frequently asked questions – latest status of the application to the EC for an essential use derogation.

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Amendment to ‘Legionella control: Important information for users and suppliers of water treatment systems’

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

‘Silver/copper ionisation water treatment systems’ should read ‘Copper ionisation water treatment systems’

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Legionella control: Important information for users and suppliers of water treatment systems

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Copper ionisation water treatment systems – changes to the law from February 2013.

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Health and social care services FAQs – Waiting room infection control and the provision of magazines and toys

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Answer to the frequently asked question: Should magazines and toys be banned from waiting rooms because of infection control or other health and safety risks?

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Biocides: New EU Biocides Regulation (EU 528/2012) – Additional FAQs added

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

What are biocidal product families? Can new products be added to the biocidal product family authorisation? – The answer to these, plus an additional five frequently asked questions, have been added to existing FAQs on the biocides website under the category ‘New EU Biocides Regulation (EU 528/2012)’.

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Local government FAQs – Installing Christmas lights and decorations in town and city centres

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Answer to the frequently asked question: What health and safety checks are needed prior to installing our town’s Christmas lights?

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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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