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Category: Guidance

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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Proposed RIDDOR changes explained

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Information has been published to help dutyholders familiarise themselves with proposed changes to the mandatory reporting of workplace injuries.

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Safety alert – electrical safety of inflatable blower fans

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Measures required to help maintain the electrical safety and integrity of mains voltage powered fan blowers (imported from China) which could be used in wet conditions for inflating play equipment or advertising inflatables.

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Safety notice – demolition and dismantling of lifts

Friday, June 28, 2013

HSE is concerned about the poor management of risks involved in the dismantling or demolition of lifts in buildings due for refurbishment or demolition.

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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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