We have pulled together a selection of our most popular brochures for you below. Click on the picture of the leaflet to download it.
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.
MOST POPULAR HEALTH AND SAFETY LEAFLETS
Asbestos and Environmental Protection
Facefit testing service
Fire Risk Assessments
Health and Safety in Offices
Defend yourself against accident at works claims
Health and safety outsourcing
Human Resource Support
Client Duties under CDM 2015
Scaffold Inspection Service
Construction Site Safety Support
Tailored Health and Safety Documentation
Control of Electromagnetic Forces in the Work Regulation 2016
Scaffold Inspection Service
Construction Site Safety Inspection Service
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 – Churches and Religious Worship INTRODUCTION The Health and Safety (Enforcing Authority) Regulations 1989 allocated premises where church worship or religious meetings take place to local authorities. This general guidance should be of use to all persons involved in the running of a church, although it is not intended to cover .... Read More
H & S Guidance – Cold Store Ware Housing INTRODUCTION Cold stores operate at various temperatures below freezing. Air temperatures may be as low as -40°C. The hazards associated with such harsh environments include:- accidental locking in accidental release of refrigerant cold injury increased risk of accidents special medical risks ice build up increased risk .... Read More
INTRODUCTION Every year exposure to hazardous substances at work effects the health of many thousands of people. Common examples include lung disease (e.g. dusty conditions), skin irritation, dermatitis or skin cancer (e.g. frequent contact with oils, contact with corrosive liquids), occupational asthma (e.g. sensitisation to isocyanates in paints or adhesives), toxic fumes, occupational cancer etc. .... Read More
H & S Guidance – Display Screen Equipment INTRODUCTION The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 seek to protect the health of workers by reducing risks from work with Display Screen Equipment (DSE), including standard office VDU’s (visual display units). Definitions used in the Regulations include: ‘user’-an employee who habitually uses DSE as .... Read More
H & S Guidance – Doors (including powered and revolving doors) DOORS INTRODUCTION Regulation 18 of the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 covers safety aspects of doors and gates within workplaces. In general, term’s doors and gates must be suitably constructed, including being fitted with any necessary safety devices. POWER OPERATED DOORS Where .... Read More
H & S Guidance – Electrical Equipment INTRODUCTION Regulation 4(2) of the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 requires that “as may be necessary to prevent danger, all systems shall be maintained so as to prevent, so far as is reasonably practicable, such danger”. This requirement covers all items of electrical equipment including fixed, portable and .... Read More
H & S Guidance – Electrical Testing Domestic Appliances INTRODUCTION In the course of testing small domestic appliances there may be some operations carried out with live parts exposed. Equipment so tested may include television sets or other audio-visual equipment and ‘white goods’. LEGAL REQUIREMENTS Regulation 4(3) of the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 requires .... Read More
H & S Guidance – Electricity INTRODUCTION Each year there are almost 1000 reportable accidents at work due to contact with electricity including a significant number of fatalities (about 20 a year). Even non-fatal shocks can cause severe and permanent injury or lead to other accidents (e.g. falls from ladders). Almost all workplaces are subject .... Read More
H & S Guidance – Employment of Children INTRODUCTION Most County Councils have made byelaws governing the employment of children under the Children and Young Persons Acts 1933-1963 (as amended). A ‘child’ is deemed to be a person who is not over compulsory school age. It should also be noted that a person who assists .... Read More
H & S Guidance – Ergonomics INTRODUCTION Ergonomics is an approach to promoting occupational health, which also has benefits in terms of employee satisfaction and efficiency. In designing work systems the emphasis is on designing tools, equipment and workplaces so that the job fits the person rather than the reverse. Approaches to prevention may be .... Read More