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Category: Guidance

Legionnaires’ disease – Technical guidance

Monday, November 25, 2013

This technical guidance is for dutyholders, which includes employers, those in control of premises and those with health and safety responsibilities for others, to help them comply with their legal duties.

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Practical advice on controlling legionella bacteria in water systems

Monday, November 25, 2013

Health and safety information on managing and controlling legionella bacteria in water systems has been updated and clarified.

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L24 – Workplace health, safety and welfare: ACOP and guidance (revised)

Monday, November 18, 2013

The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 cover a wide range of basic health, safety and welfare issues and apply to most workplaces (except those involving construction, those on a ship, or those below ground at a mine). This revised publication includes the Regulations in full, the Approved Code of Practice and guidance.

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Revised guidance to protect the health, safety and welfare of workers

Monday, November 18, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published new help for employers on how to protect the health, safety and welfare of their workers.

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Safety alert – Use of chain flail/non standard cutting attachments on brush cutters

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The European Commission (DG Enterprise and Industry) has required Member States to prohibit the placing on the market of flail-type cutting attachments consisting of several linked metal parts (e.g. chains) for portable hand-held brush cutters.

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L56 – Safety in the installation and use of gas systems and appliances

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

This newly updated Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) and guidance gives practical advice on the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations. It is for anyone who may have a duty under the Regulations, including those who install, service, maintain or repair gas appliances and other gas fittings.

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Operating safely with gas appliances

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has updated guidance to help individuals using and installing gas appliances to operate safely.

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Fire fighters industrial action – advice for businesses

Monday, October 28, 2013

The Fire Brigade Union (FBU) have announced their intention to take further strike action. The strikes will take place in England and Wales only on Friday 1 November 2013 from 1830 to 2300 and on Monday 4 November from 0600 to 0800.

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Advice for businesses during fire fighters industrial action

Sunday, October 13, 2013

The Fire Brigade Union (FBU) have announced their intention to take further strike action. The second strike will commence in England and Wales only on 19 October 2013 from 6.30pm to 11.30pm.

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Safety notice – Chloride induced stress corrosion cracking of stainless steel thermowells

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Thermowells can ‘breathe’ in atmospheric moisture; if the atmosphere contains halides and the thermowell is made from austenitic stainless steel then there is a probability that stress corrosion cracking will occur from the inside surface of the thermowell.

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Safety notice – Corrosion in trunnion supports of pipework containing hazardous substances

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

This safety notice describes the dangers of undetected corrosion in trunnion supports of pipework containing hazardous substances, in particular tubular trunnions fitted with an end cap, and the precautions necessary to ensure continued safe operation.

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Changes to first aid regulations come into effect

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Businesses now have more flexibility in how they manage their provision of first aid in the workplace following a change in health and safety regulations.

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Farmwise: Your essential guide to health and safety in agriculture (second edition)

Friday, September 27, 2013

This updated second edition is for employers, employees and the self-employed. It covers the management of health and safety, as well as outlining the specific risks of agricultural and horticultural work, giving easy-to-follow, practical advice to keep you safe and healthy at work.

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HSG107: Maintaining portable electrical equipment (third edition)

Friday, September 27, 2013

This revised guidance is for managers, electricians, technicians and users and gives sensible advice on maintaining portable electrical equipment to prevent danger. The table of suggested frequencies has been updated as well as guidance to clarify what the legal requirement for maintenance of portable electrical equipment means in practice.

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Fire fighters industrial action – advice for businesses

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Fire Brigade Union (FBU) have announced their intention to take strike action, the first strike will commence in England and Wales only on 25 September 2013 from midday to 4.00pm.

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Gas Safety Week: 16-22 September 2013

Monday, September 16, 2013

Gas Safety Week is an annual safety week to raise awareness of gas safety. To mark the week, Gas Safe Register has launched an interactive gas map identifying the most dangerous postcodes in the country by revealing how many unsafe gas appliances have been found lurking in your area.

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First aid guidance published ahead of regulation changes

Monday, September 2, 2013

A month ahead of changes to first aid regulations, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published guidance to help businesses put in place appropriate arrangements for the provision of first aid.

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Health & Safety Newsletter – latest edition available online

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Join the thousands of subscribers who have already signed up to receive this free quarterly newsletter. This edition: numbers are falling – latest statistics reveal fall in fatal injuries, horror stories from the farm – tragic examples of what can go wrong, plus more busted myths, court stories, new guidance and much more.

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Managing for health and safety

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

HSE has launched new online guidance to help make it easier for larger organisations and businesses to understand how to manage health and safety. Managing for health and safety replaces Successful health and safety management (known to many as HSG65) refreshing and enhancing the existing content.

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New guidance to help with health and safety

Thursday, August 1, 2013

The Heath and Safety Executive (HSE) has launched new guidance to help make it easier for larger organisations and businesses to understand how to manage health and safety.

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