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Category: Guidance

Repairs to fork arms of fork-lift trucks

Monday, February 3, 2014

This guidance provides information regarding the repair of fork arms of fork-lift trucks (FLT), and alerts all to certain bad practices which may cause FLT arms to fail.

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Work at height – new microsite launched

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

This new site shows what you, as an employer, need to do to protect your employees when they work at height. It replaces the guidance previously available in our Falls microsite.

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Overhaul of guidance to help 10 million working at height

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has overhauled its guidance for working at height, setting out in clear, simple terms what to do and what not to do – and debunking common myths that can confuse and mislead employers.

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Competent Authority guidance on heavy fuel oil (HFO)

Friday, January 17, 2014

This guidance is for operators who have heavy fuel oil (HFO) on site. It refers solely to changes as a result of the introduction of HFO into named substance ’petroleum products‘ mid-February 2014.

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Pneumonia vaccination for employees exposed to welding and metal fume

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Guidance to employers who are considering offering the pneumonia vaccine (PPV) for employees exposed to welding or metal fume who may be at risk of pneumococcal lobar pneumonia.

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Safety alert – Failure of a foot valve actuator on an LPG road tanker

Monday, January 13, 2014

A recent HSE investigation has found that piston actuators fitted to safety critical foot valves on LPG road tankers may not operate on demand at low temperatures created by a loss of containment.

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Revised guidance on managing and controlling asbestos

Friday, December 20, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has revised guidance to help businesses understand how to work safely with asbestos.

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Updated guidance on dangerous substances in the workplace

Monday, December 9, 2013

Five pieces of health and safety guidance have been combined to help employers more quickly and easily understand how to protect their workers from dangerous substances and explosive atmospheres.

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Updated guidance on controlling hazardous substances in the workplace

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Information on controlling substances that are hazardous to the health of workers has been updated to help businesses comply with legal requirements.

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Control of substances hazardous to health (sixth edition): The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 – Approved Code of Practice and guidance

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The sixth edition of this Approved Code of Practice and guidance provides practical advice to help dutyholders comply with the requirements of the COSHH Regulations.

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Safety alert – Sizing of latex neck seals used with diving equipment

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Latex neck seals used in the diving industry need to be correctly fitted to the diver. A neck seal that is too large allows water ingress or gas escape and a neck seal that is too small can cause severe breathing problems.

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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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