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Category: Guidance

H&S Toolbox – Don’t blow a gasket working around pressure systems

Monday, March 25, 2013

When things go wrong, pressure systems can cause serious injuries and even fatalities. The health and safety toolbox gives advice on assessing the risks and putting proper precautions in place to minimise the chances of accidents occurring.

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Health surveillance guidance for employers

Monday, March 18, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published new guidelines on health surveillance, which may be needed if there is a risk that workers could be exposed to chemicals or other hazardous substances likely to harm their health.

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H&S Toolbox – Drive your knowledge on workplace transport

Monday, March 18, 2013

Every year there are accidents involving transport in the workplace, some of which result in people being killed. The health and safety toolbox is easy to use and will tell you what you need to do to work safely.

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H&S Toolbox – Working at height: practical measures to reduce the risk

Monday, March 11, 2013

Working at height remains one of the biggest causes of fatalities and major injuries – the health and safety toolbox shows how employers can take simple, practical measures to reduce the risk to workers.

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H&S Toolbox – Ignore any hot air on gas safety

Monday, March 4, 2013

Health and safety toolbox keeps gas safety straightforward for your business.

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H&S Toolbox – Get a simple starter for 10 on PPE

Monday, February 25, 2013

Health and safety toolbox gives easy, straightforward advice on the provision and use of personal protective equipment (PPE) at work.

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First aid training – draft guidance

Monday, February 25, 2013

Simple, practical guidance to help businesses select competent first aid training providers. A draft has been published to enable businesses to familiarise themselves with the changes (that will come into force on 1 October 2013 subject to parliamentary and Secretary of State approval) and to ensure they understand how to comply.

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H&S Toolbox – Straightforward machinery maintenance advice

Monday, February 18, 2013

Using machinery and maintaining plant and equipment in the workplace? Visit the health and safety toolbox for advice on how to control the real risks.

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H&S Toolbox – Protect your workers’ hearing

Monday, February 11, 2013

Loud noise at work can cause hearing damage that is permanent and disabling. Visit the health and safety toolbox and find out if you have a noise problem.

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HM Revenue & Customs – Come See Events

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Come See Events’ are the largest cross government business support roadshows of their kind, dedicated to providing free information and support to newly formed small and medium sized businesses. Find an event near you.

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H&S Toolbox – Don’t feel pushed and pulled when it comes to manual handling

Monday, February 4, 2013

Manual handling causes over a third of all workplace injuries – visit the health and safety toolbox for straightforward advice.

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Offshore health and safety law

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Comprehensive list of legislation regulating the oil and gas industry, including guidance on laws to commence from April 2013.

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H&S Toolbox – Get switched on to electrical safety

Monday, January 28, 2013

Focus your attention on real risks in your business; take simple precautions when working with or near electricity and electrical equipment.

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Offshore safety notice – Blocking of data communications in dynamic positioning systems

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Vessels may lose position during critical operations due to failure of their dynamic positioning system (DPS). The cause can be blocking of data communications in dynamic positioning (DP) systems dependent on data communications via a shared medium (e.g. data bus).

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Health and safety toolbox – keep things easy in 2013

Monday, January 21, 2013

Good health and safety doesn’t mean reams of paperwork – visit the health and safety toolbox for straightforward advice.

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Workshops in health and safety on offer for Aycliffe firms

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Businesses in Newton Aycliffe are being offered workshops in health and safety as part of a new initiative to provide free information, support and guidance.

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Temperature at work

Friday, January 11, 2013

Advice on thermal comfort and cold stress for employers and employees.

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Gas safety

Friday, January 11, 2013

Ensure gas appliances are properly installed and maintained to avoid danger of fire, explosion, gas leaks and carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.

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Offshore health and safety law

Friday, January 11, 2013

Comprehensive list of legislation, including laws to commence from April 2013.

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Agriculture health and safety – Grain dust

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Grain dust is the dust produced during harvesting, drying, handling, storage or processing of cereal crops. These include barley, wheat, oats, maize and rye. This guidance tells you about the possible health problems you could develop from exposure to grain dust and what precautions you should take to protect your health.

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