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Category: Guidance

OSHCR – Consultants apply to register

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

If you are a consultant and wish to join the register, you should check that you meet the eligibility criteria before applying. Please also check the terms and conditions.

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Small building firm? – What you need to do

Monday, July 25, 2011

The law requires smaller builders to: Manage hazards and risk, inform and train your workforce, co-operate with the client or home occupier.

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Health and safety made simple – The basics for your business

Friday, July 22, 2011

If you think health and safety has to be complicated – it doesn’t. This site will make it easier for you to comply with the law and manage health and safety in your business.

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Pressure Systems – Advice for designers, manufacturers and users

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Pressure systems can range from steam-generating commercial coffee machines to large boilers. When using pressure systems every employer or self-employed person has a duty to provide a safe workplace.

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Asbestos FAQs – Working with asbestos

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Do: Stop and ask if you are suspicious something may be asbestos or if you think the work might need to be carried out by a licensed contractor…

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Striking the balance between operational and health and safety duties in the Police Service: An explanatory note

Thursday, July 7, 2011

This explanatory note supports the high level statement ‘Striking the Balance’ and implements the recommendation in Common Sense, Common Safety that police officers should not be at risk of investigation or prosecution as a result of any act of heroism.

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Safety alert – HSE warns of dangers of diving for shellfish following two recent tragedies

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

There have been two recent fatalities involving shellfish diving in inshore waters. This safety alert is to remind those working in this sector of HSE’s guidance and their legal responsibilities.

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Asbestos Essentials (A9) – Drilling holes in (AC) and other highly bonded materials

Friday, June 10, 2011

Describes good practice when you need to drill holes in asbestos cement (AC), bitumen products, floor tiles or other highlybonded materials containing asbestos.

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Asbestos FAQs – When am I at risk?

Friday, June 3, 2011

You are mostly at risk when: Working on an unfamiliar site, the building was built before the year 2000, asbestos-containing materials were not identified before the job was started, asbestos-containing materials were identified but this information was not passed on by the people in charge to the people doing the work…

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New to the job – Six steps to protect new starters

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Workers are as likely to have an accident in the first six months at a workplace than during the whole of the rest of their working life. The extra risk arises due to: lack of experience; lack of familiarity; reluctance to raise concerns; and eagerness to impress.

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Safety notice – Risks to users from firewood processing machines

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Recent accident investigations indicate that some firewood processing machines may be unsafe because the guards provided are too short or the other safety devices provided may be easily overcome.

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New to the job – Six steps to protect new starters

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Workers are as likely to have an accident in the first six months at a workplace the extra risk arises due to: lack of experience working in a new industry or workplace; lack of familiarity with the job and the work environment; reluctance to raise concerns (or not knowing how to); and eagerness to impress […]

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Appointed doctors guidance launched

Monday, April 4, 2011

This guidance is for established appointed doctors engaged in statutory medical surveillance and registered medical practitioners considering applying to be appointed for this purpose. It explains the relevant legal background, the appointment process and governance arrangements, and responsibilities and rights of appointed doctors.

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Voluntary organisations – managing low risk

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Health and safety law is not a barrier to volunteering activities. Taking a sensible, proportionate approach is the key to making sure things go smoothly and safely and avoiding unnecessary bureaucracy.

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Nanotechnology – Risk management basics

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Information to help you manage the risks when working with manufactured nanomaterials.

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Offshore COSHH Essentials

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Offshore COSHH Essentials was prepared in partnership by an HSE/Industry/Unions working group and describes good control practice for controlling exposure to chemicals, for a range of common processes and tasks in the offshore industry.

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Working safely under motor vehicles being repaired

Friday, February 18, 2011

This leaflet is aimed at owners, managers and supervisors of motor vehicle repair facilities – it may also be useful to employees. It contains excerts from accident reports illustrating the risks involved in working under vehicles in motor repair, which can prove fatal. Contents: Among other things, there is advice on using the correct equipment, […]

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Updated guidance on vehicle lifts

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

HSE has revised some of its guidance in two publications following legal advice from our solicitors. The changes occur in paragraphs 202 and 203 of Health and safety in motor vehicle repair and associated industries (HSG261) and on page 4 of Working safely under motor vehicles being repaired (INDG434).

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Revised guidance on the risk management of carbon nanotubes

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

HSE’s revised nanotechnologies website has just gone live and we are using this opportunity to publish our new revised guidance on the Risk Management of Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs).

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General safety notice – Powered perimeter gates

Friday, January 21, 2011

The purpose of this General Safety Notice is to advise Landlords, Commercial owners or facilities managers what they must do to ensure the safety of people in the vicinity of powered perimeter gates.

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