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If you would like more in depth information about specific topics please search our library in the section below on this page, or contact us.
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Health and Safety Guidance Leaflets
The guidance in our health and safety library below has been put together to give anyone involved with a medium-sized business some basic information on health and safety at work.
The information is taken from various sources and gives an overview of the law and technical guidance. There are many links and references to more detailed information on each topic. It is important that it is not taken as definitive guidance and you should always get proper legal advice, or advice from your enforcing authority, before making any critical decisions.
Each guide consists of:
An overview of the law and any technical guidance
A list of key publications and references
A checklist to test how well a business complies with the law
Hopefully when you have read the guidance you will be able to put in place, or suggest, an action plan to make improvements.
To find out how Health & Safety law is enforced please click here.
H & S Guidance – Abrasive Wheel An abrasive wheel is usually defined as a wheel consisting of abrasive particles bonded together using organic or inorganic substances such as resin. LEGISLATION Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER 98) Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 1992 (as amended) HAZARDS Includes wheel breakage/bursting, contact or .... Read More
H & S Guidance – Access Equipment/Ladders INTRODUCTION Access to buildings or parts of buildings can be achieved by the use of scaffolds or ladders. This guidance will seek to highlight the main causes of accidents involving such access equipment and recommend precautions and procedures to control the risk. LADDER (The term ladder will be .... Read More
H & S Guidance – Accident Reporting INTRODUCTION For most businesses a reportable accident, dangerous occurrence or case of disease is a comparatively rare event. However, employers, self-employed or persons in control of work premises should be aware that they still have duties under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR’95). .... Read More
H & S Guidance – Agricultural and Horticultural Amenity Equipment INTRODUCTION There may be occasions when equipment, which may be primarily for agricultural or horticultural use, is used in premises for which the Council is the enforcing authority (e.g. golf courses, sports clubs). Examples of such equipment include tractors, chainsaws, brush cutters and strimmers. As .... Read More
H & S Guidance – Aids/HIV and Hepatitis B INTRODUCTION BBVs are viruses that some people carry in their blood and which may cause severe disease in certain people and few or no symptoms in others. The virus can still spread to another person, whether or not the infected person has symptoms. HIV/ AIDS HIV .... Read More
Air Handling Units Information on the health risks associated with air conditioning systems Air conditioning systems which use evaporative condensers in their cooling process. Some air conditioning systems use evaporative condensers in their cooling process, these types of system must be registered with the local authority under The Notification of Cooling Towers and Evaporative Condensers .... Read More
H & S Guidance – Asbestos INTRODUCTION If you own, manage or have responsibilities for a workplace building that may contain asbestos, you need to think about the risk of exposure to workers and others who may use the building. You need to be able to identify, assess and manage any asbestos materials on your .... Read More
H & S Guidance – Battery Charging INTRODUCTION Lead-acid industrial batteries are used in two main applications:- Motive power – to drive/power forklift trucks etc. Standby power – to provide backup for equipment in the event of a mains failure. HAZARDS Chemical: Batteries contain sulphuric acid, which is poisonous, corrosive and causes burns/irritation on contact .... Read More
H & S Guidance – Biological Agents INTRODUCTION Where there is a potential for occupational exposure, micro-organisms which are hazardous to human health are included as substances hazardous to health under the Control Of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH). Ill-health may arise by exposure to agents such as blue-green algae or via zoonoses (infections .... Read More
H & S Guidance – Business Start Up INTRODUCTION If you have recently started your business you may benefit from having an overview of the main legal requirements relating to health and safety. Further details on all of these can be found within this Information System. MAIN DUTIES Under the Health and Safety at Work .... Read More