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Category: New publications

INDG478 – Risk assessment of pushing and pulling (RAPP) tool

Thursday, September 8, 2016

This new tool is aimed at those responsible for health and safety in workplaces – employers, managers and safety representatives. It will help you identify high-risk pushing and pulling operations and check the effectiveness of any risk-reduction measures.

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MS38 – Offshore first-aid qualifications: A guide for training organisations approved under the Offshore Installations and Pipeline Works (First-Aid) Regulations 1989

Monday, April 11, 2016

This guidance explains how to gain and maintain approval to run offshore first-aid (OFA) courses and will help new and existing training providers develop and maintain appropriate standards of OFA training. The guidance has been revised to reflect changes to the ACOP.

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MS39 – Offshore medic qualifications: A guide for training organisations approved under the Offshore Installations and Pipeline Works (First-Aid) Regulations 1989

Monday, April 11, 2016

This guidance explains how to gain and maintain approval to run offshore medic courses and will help new and existing training providers develop and maintain appropriate standards of offshore medic training. The guidance has been revised to reflect changes to the ACOP.

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L154 – The Offshore Installations (Offshore Safety Directive) (Safety Case etc) Regulations 2015: Guidance on Regulations

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

This guidance is for anyone who has duties under the Offshore Installations (Offshore Safety Directive) (Safety Case etc) Regulations 2015 (SCR 2015), for example licensees, production installation operators, non-production installation owners and well operators. It provides advice and explains the regulatory requirements to those who may be affected by SCR 2015.

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CAIS26 – Preventing exposure to carbon monoxide in commercial kitchens

Friday, December 4, 2015

The guidance is aimed specifically at employers who use solid fuel appliances such as tandoori ovens, charcoal grills and wood-fired pizza ovens in commercial kitchens.

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Health and safety at work – Vital statistics 2015 poster

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

To tie in with the 2015 health and safety statistics release, this new poster visualises the key elements in an infographic style. Order your copy from HSE Books.

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HSR25 – The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989: Guidance on Regulations (Third edition)

Friday, October 9, 2015

This new edition highlights what can be done by dutyholders to achieve electrical safety compliance with the duties imposed by the Regulations. References to relevant regulations, standards and publications have been updated.

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INDG470 – Handling newspaper and magazine bundles

Friday, October 9, 2015

This leaflet is aimed at employers and others involved in the production and distribution of newspaper and magazine bundles and includes advice for newsagents. It includes guidance on the task, the load, the working environment and individual capability as well as specific advice on loading vehicles, moving loads and making up orders.

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HSG280 – Guidance for licence holders on the containment and control of specified animal pathogens

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

On 1 April 2015, HSE became the licensing authority for issuing Specified Animal Pathogens Order (SAPO) licences, in addition to being responsible for inspection and enforcement. This guidance is aimed at SAPO licence holders, users and biosafety professionals. It describes the containment and control measures and related management arrangements which must be applied.

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L153 – Managing health and safety in construction – CDM 2015: Guidance on Regulations

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) came into force on 6 April 2015, replacing CDM 2007. This publication provides guidance on the legal requirements and is available to help anyone with duties under the Regulations.

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INDG477 – Storing and selling explosive shooting supplies

Thursday, February 26, 2015

This leaflet is aimed at anyone who sells explosive shooting supplies. It outlines the risks and the main legal requirements that apply. It also includes a helpful list of dos and don’ts for dutyholders.

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INDG476 – Storing and selling pyrotechnic articles safely

Thursday, February 26, 2015

This leaflet is aimed at anyone who sells pyrotechnic articles. It outlines the risks and the main legal requirements that apply. It also includes a helpful list of dos and don’ts for dutyholders.

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GEIS6 – The selection, management and use of mobile elevating work platforms

Friday, November 7, 2014

This information sheet is aimed at those who select, specify, manage and operate mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs). It tells you what you should consider before selecting a MEWP to gain access to work at height and the risks that need to be assessed and managed while the MEWP is in use.

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Explosives Regulations 2014: Security provisions – Guidance on Regulations (L151)

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Explosives Regulations 2014 came into force on 1 October 2014. The guidance in this publication now applies. It is for anyone who has duties under the security provisions of the Explosives Regulations 2014, particularly employers, private individuals and other people manufacturing explosives, storing larger quantities of explosives or storing explosives that present higher hazards.

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Explosives Regulations 2014: Safety provisions – Guidance on Regulations (L150)

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Explosives Regulations 2014 came into force on 1 October 2014. This guidance now applies. It is for anyone who has duties under the safety provisions of the Explosives Regulations 2014, particularly employers, private individuals and other people manufacturing explosives, storing larger quantities of explosives or storing explosives that present higher hazards.

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Explosives regulations 2014 – guidance

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Explosives Regulations 2014 will come into force on 1 October 2014. Draft guidance has been produced for anyone who has duties under the safety provisions of the Explosives Regulations 2014, particularly employers, private individuals and other people manufacturing explosives, storing larger quantities of explosives or storing explosives that present higher hazards.

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HSE51 – Regulation of health and safety at work

Thursday, August 7, 2014

HSE has published a document that explains the main features of the regulatory approach taken by HSE and local authorities to improve standards in health and safety performance. The document will be of interest to businesses regulated by HSE and local authorities, as well as others working in health and safety.

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L150 – Explosives Regulations 2014: Guidance on Regulations – Safety provisions

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Explosives Regulations 2014 will come into force on 1 October 2014, and the Approved Code of Practice to the Manufacture and Storage of Explosives Regulations 2005 will be withdrawn. From 1 October 2014 the guidance in L150 will apply.

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L148 – Safety in docks: Approved Code of Practice and guidance

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

This publication covers safety in dock operations and is aimed at those who have a duty to comply with provisions of the Health and Safety at Work Act. This includes people who control dock premises, suppliers of plant and equipment, dock employers, managers, safety officers, safety representatives and workers.

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INDG473 – SMART paint spraying: How to control health and safety risks

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

This guidance is aimed at SMART (small and medium area repair technique) repair sprayers using isocyanate-based and other paints and who generally operate as a mobile unit. It is also useful for franchisees, managers and operators in motor vehicle repair bodyshops. It replaces the HSE publication WEB33, Motor vehicle repair: Good practice for SMART sprayers.

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