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Category: Guidance

EH66 – Grain dust

Monday, June 17, 2013

This guidance draws attention to the possible health hazards which could result from exposure to grain dust. The guidance is aimed at employers and managers although employees and health and safety professionals will also find it useful.

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Health surveillance guidance for employers

Friday, May 31, 2013

Clear and simple guidance to help employers to understand what they need to do to check and protect their workers’ health.

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CD252 – Consultation on proposals for a revised Approved Code of Practice on “Safe installation and use of gas systems and appliances” (L56)

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

This consultative document invites views on the revised Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) L56 – “Safe installation and use of gas systems and appliances”. The revised ACOP and guidance has been prepared by HSE in consultation with representatives from across the gas industry. The consultation began on 7 May and will close on the 30July.

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Safety and Health Expo 2013 – NEC, Birmingham 14-16 May

Friday, May 3, 2013

HSE will be represented at Safety and Health Expo 2013, the annual exhibition for the occupational safety and health industry. The HSE will be situated in Hall 1, stand G20, operational and policy staff, will be on hand to discuss health and safety concerns and key developments such as HSE’s new guidance for SMEs.

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Safety alert – Risks to occupiers from installation of stone fireplace surrounds

Friday, May 3, 2013

This alert informs designers, manufacturers and suppliers of stone or artificial stone fireplace surrounds of the need to provide adequate fixings and fixing options as well as detailed instructions on their safe assembly.

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DfE guidance on managing asbestos in schools

Monday, April 15, 2013

Asbestos management guidance, published by the Department for Education (DfE), providing information and advice for those who manage schools or oversee the maintenance and repair of school buildings. The guidance is aimed at head teachers, governors, and other members of the school management team, but will also be of interest to school staff.

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Views sought on draft first aid guidance

Monday, March 25, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has launched a consultation on the content of revised guidance to help businesses put in place appropriate arrangements for the provision of first aid.

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HSIS 7 – Health and Safety (Sharp Instruments in Healthcare) Regulations 2013

Monday, March 25, 2013

This information sheet is for healthcare employers and employees. It will help you understand your legal obligations under the Health and Safety (Sharp Instruments in Healthcare) Regulations 2013 (the ‘Sharps Regulations’) which come into force on 11th May 2013.

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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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