This revised guidance comprehensively updates and expands the original Health and safety in sawmilling published in 1997. It was produced in close consultation with the industry and represents current good practice.
The leaflet is for people who own, manage or have responsibilities for buildings, which may contain asbestos. This includes all non-domestic buildings, whatever the type of business, and the common areas of domestic buildings, eg halls, stairwells, lift shafts, roof spaces. The guidance does not apply to other domestic properties. This leaflet has been revised [...]
The leaflet is for people who own, manage or have responsibilities for buildings, which may contain asbestos. This includes all non-domestic buildings, whatever the type of business, and the common areas of domestic buildings, eg halls, stairwells, lift shafts, roof spaces. The guidance does not apply to other domestic properties.
This new leaflet is aimed at employers and people in control of premises, eg landlords, where man-made water systems are used that could be a potential source for legionella bacteria growth.
Project assessment reports for Devonport Royal Dockyard [Nuclear Site Licence 50B] are now available online: Request for agreement to implement the Interim Safety Justification (ISJ) solely for the docking of HMS Torbay in 15 Dock; Agreement to implement two Category A modifications on existing plant in the Submarine Refit Complex.
The new Seveso III Directive proposal is under negotiation; a report outlining the likely impact on COMAH sites of possible changes is now available.
Following the success of HS(G)195 ‘The event safety guide – a guide to health, safety and welfare at music and similar events’, HSE has launched a new event safety micro-site. This new website contains updated health and safety guidance aimed at helping event organisers comply with their legal duties. Designed to be a ‘portal’ for [...]
This revised woodworking information sheet (WIS) gives practical guidance on safe working practices at circular saw benches.
Crystalline silica is one of the commonest minerals in the earths crust. When crushed during quarrying activities, materials containing silica create respirable crystalline silica (RCS) dust associated with the respiratory disease silicosis.
Potential failure of window side-stay restrictors in health and social care premises. Action required where there are people vulnerable to the risk of falls to prevent falling from height due to failure of the window side-stay mechanism.
All the latest HSE news, case studies, court stories, and guidance is now available to everyone free of charge – and it’s all just a click away. In this issue: Refocusing health and safety – find out more about the challenges for reform, London 2012 - how the construction industry is being urged to build on lessons learned… Subscribe [...]
Dr Garry Fawcett MBE applied for permission to judicial review 10 “decisions” relating to a HSE Safety Alert regarding the ‘Crazy Frog’ fairground ride.
Manual handling activities such as lifting and carrying, pushing and pulling cause most injuries in the printing industry. The law requires employers to: Avoid manual handling where possible, assess the risks from manual handling, reduce the risk and provide training.
How does Control Of Substances Hazardous to Health affect you in your industry? – From this page select your industry to view key messages and how COSHH affects you.
Woodworking is the only industry where machinery accidents cause more injuries than slips and trips. This example illustrates safe practice when stake pointing on a circular saw.
Health and safety is, on occasions, used as a false excuse to justify discriminating against disabled workers, HSE is committed to tackling this. This guidance is for you whether you are in work or looking for work.
Work at ports takes place throughout the day and night and in all types of weather, you may be dealing with a whole range of cargoes and working alongside a wide variety of people, including some who don’t speak English. How this guide can help you, it highlights the main hazards found in ports and [...]
HSE has put together some ‘before-and-after’ interactive case studies to help you think and talk about vehicle safety in the workplace. They are all based on events that our inspectors have reported.
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This publication is a detailed guide to The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR). This edition provides information about the updated Regulations, which will, subject to parliamentary approval, come into force from 6 April 2012.