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Category: Guidance

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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Updated Business Classification Scheme and Retention Schedule – V12.0

Monday, January 17, 2011

The Business Classification Scheme (BCS) underpins the EDRM system and provides the basis for processing and managing the lifecycle of HSE records.

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A quick guide to health and safety in ports

Friday, January 14, 2011

Ports are often challenging places to work. You may be dealing with a whole range of cargoes and working alongside a wide variety of people, including some who don’t speak English. 

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Scissor lift safety warning following fatal overturns

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Users of certain types of scissor lifts are being advised to make daily safety checks after five people were killed in three separate incidents when they overturned.

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Safety alert – Overturns of JLG 500RTS scissor lifts

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The purpose of this Safety Alert is to alert the target audience above about the need to regularly maintain, inspect and test safety related equipment on Mobile Elevating Work Platforms generally,

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Warning to users of hand-fed platen machines

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Users of hand-fed platen – die cutting – machines are being urged to follow revised  operating and safeguarding guidance

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New printing guidance on handfed platens

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Following two fatal accidents, HSE has produced new guidance for all employers who use handfed platens. It highlights

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Safety notice – Waterlogic water dispensers

Monday, December 20, 2010

Modifications to Waterlogic water dispensers with a UV system or WL 3000 Cold only model are required to prevent moister ingress to the UV ballast windings and/or internal water pipe leaks.

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Safety notice: Gas boilers – flues in voids

Thursday, December 2, 2010

This Safety Notice provides updated information to that in the safety alert that was issued by HSE on 2nd October 2008 following a death earlier that year.

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Safety notice – ‘False’ engagement of tipping hooks on ‘builders’ skips

Friday, November 19, 2010

This safety notice highlights a potential danger whereby fabrication of the skip can result in a lip on which tipping hooks may ‘falsely’ engage and provides advice on corrective actions

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Your health, your safety: A guide for workers

Friday, November 19, 2010

“Your health, your safety: A guide for workers” sets out workers rights, what workers should expect from their employers, where to go for help.

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Employers warned about explosion risks from cutting of drums and containers

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Employees contemplating ‘hot work’ on used containers, and managers overseeing it, are being urged to check that the correct working procedures are followed after two people were killed in separate incidents in North East Scotland whilst cutting up drums.

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Safety alert – Deadly explosions during cutting of drums and containers

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Duty holders are being reminded of the dangers of undertaking hot work on containers that contain, or have contained, flammable or combustible substances following two recent fatal accidents in North East Scotland where employees were killed whilst cutting up drums.

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