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HSE: The HSE has published a Work related stress case study. De Montford University had a problem with stress about 2 years ago, in which a colleague complained of bullying. This resulted in the attendance of an HSE Inspector on site. The Inspector helped the University focus on the relevant issues and offered the opportunity to be part of the HSE’s Stress Management pilot. -added 22.12.06
Read the study here


HSE: The Safer Community Initiative website has been updated. Safer Community is an initiative to make sustainable improvements in Safety and Health, by working in partnership with organisations and people such as: LA /HSE, local businesses, employer/employee organisations, emergency services, local safety groups, the working community and those that govern the community -added 19.12.06
View site here


HSE: Many employers already recognise involving their employees in managing health and safety risks makes good business sense. The managing noise and hand-arm vibration risks section of this project held a project launch earlier in the year. -added 19.12.06
More about the project here
Workers involvement pages here


NHS Plus: NHS Plus has published new guidance for employers and employees on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). CFS is characterised by severe and disabling fatigue lasting at least 6 months. -added 19.12.06
More information here


HSE: HSE has revised the guide for people who work with Visual Display Units (VDUs), and their employers. (INDG36 Revision 3) -added 19.12.06
Guide available here


HSE: HSE makes use of economics in assessment, monitoring and evaluation of its policies, programmes and projects, and to strengthen the evidence base for the development of health and safety policy. -added 19.12.06
View the 'economics' website here


HSE: HSE have published a brief guide for Safety Representatives on asbestos and the new Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006. (It does not cover the legal functions of safety representatives.) It is also a useful guide for others who may have dealings with asbestos. -added 14.12.06
Read the guide here


HSE: HSE have published a report on the Measurement of Noise Levels at Live Music Events. More stringent noise at work regulations came into force for general industry on 6 April 2006. The music industry was granted a two year period to develop sector specific guidance on compliance, but should meanwhile comply with existing noise regulations. -added 11.12.06
Read the summary here
Read the report here


HSE: HSE have published three new case studies aimed at helping prevent back injuries at work -added 11.12.06
Read them here


HSC: HSC have published CD210 - "A Stronger Voice for Health and Safety," a Consultative Document on merging the Health and Safety Commission and Health and Safety Executive -added 11.12.06
View the summary here
Read the Consultative Document here
Read the covering letter from Lord Hunt, Minister for Health and Safety here
Respond to the consultation using an online questionnaire or download a form here


HSE: HSE along with HSL have updated and reissued the Slips Assessment Tool (SAT). The original version was launched in October 2004. The tool has been enhanced making it more useful and easier to use. -added 8.12.06
Find out more here
Access the tool here


HSE: A vital part of the HSC’s programme to reduce the number of slip accidents in the UK is to support and endorse industry written practical guidance for those who design, procure and manage flooring in buildings. This Specifiers’ Handbook Internal Floor Finishes has been produced by the Centre For Accessible Environments and published by RIBA Publishing and provides a practical understanding of how to provide internal flooring that enables all users of all abilities to be safe as they navigate around the buildings they use. -added 8.12.06
More information here


HSE: The HSE has published their latest Organisational Chart -added 8.12.06
View it here


Department of Health: Workplaces and enclosed public places in England will become smokefree enviroments from 1st July 2007, Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt announced. A new campaign will advise businesses on preparing for the introduction of the legislation. The Health Act 2006 defines enclosed public places and workplaces as being offices, factories, shops, pubs, bars, restaurants, membership clubs, public transport and work vehicles that are used by more than one person. The regulations for England are currently being finalised and will be laid before Parliament shortly. -added 1.12.06
Press releaase here
Smoke free England here
Smoke free Birmingham here
National Clean Air award
Draft legislation here


HSE: Five local authroities have created case studies of what they are doing to address stress in the workplace. -added 1.12.06
Find out more here


HSE: In the review of “Managing Sickness Absence in the Public Sector” the Ministerial Task Force for Health, Safety and Productivity invited the Work Foundation to undertake a joint project with HSE to develop a profile for the “Well Managed Organisation”. -added 24.11.06
Find out more here


HSE: The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), working with HSE and ACAS, have launched a free online toolkit to help managers with Absence Management. -added 24.11.06
Find out more here


HSE: HSE has launched an online discussion forum to help organisations to share their experiences of dealing with stress including Work-Related Stress Case Studies. -added 24.11.06
View site here


HSE: HSE have produced Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Essentials guidance publications for Hairdressing, Electrolysis, Piercing, Tattooing, Micro-pigmentation and Nail Bars. -added 24.11.06
View them here


HSE: HSE have launched a web site Let’s cut out dermatitis. It is part of a campaign to tackle dermatitis among hairdressers. However the site is useful as a general guide to dermatitis. -added 21.11.06
View it


HSE: Read the latest news stories about falls from height. -added 14.11.06
Read here


HSE: HSE have published an ACoP and Guidance that applies to All Work with Asbestos (L143). It explains the requirements of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006. It replaces the previous ACOPs, L27 and L28. It also replaces the guide to the Asbestos (Licensing) Regulations 1983, L11.
The book applies in particular to work on, or which disturbs or is liable to disturb, materials containing asbestos, asbestos sampling and laboratory analysis. It is particularly relevant to those who are responsible for the maintenance and repair of non-domestic premises where asbestos-containing materials are or are likely to be present. -added 14.11.06
Details here


HSE: HSE have published an ACoP and Guidance on The Management of Asbestos in Non-domestic Premises (L127) This publication gives advice on how to comply with the duty in regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006 to manage asbestos in non-domestic premises. It explains the duties of building owners, tenants and anyone else with legal responsibilities for such premises. -added 14.11.06
Details here


The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation: have launched the 'National Clean Air Award' website. The Award, an initiative by the Foundation, is the first UK wide scheme to reward employers who implement effective workplace no-smoking policies by giving them a prestigious nationally recognised award and providing guidance to help get their policy right. The site also has lots of useful information about implementing no-smoking policies. -added 13.11.06
View website here


HSE: The HSE have launched a web site for Young people at work. Young people, especially those new to the workplace, will encounter unfamiliar risks from the jobs they will be doing and from the working environment. The site includes the law that applies to young people and the risks they may face. -added 7.11.06
View website here


HSE: The HSE have published a pilot study on Noise Reduction for Orchestras. A professional orchestra piloted guidance for the music and entertainment sector on the Control of Noise at Work Regulations. The traditional arrangement of the orchestra was changed for a concert with pop musicians in an attempt to reduce the noise exposure of the orchestra musicians. Measurements were made to determine the effectiveness of the novel arrangement. -added 6.11.06
View study here


HSC/E: The HSC/E have published the 2005/6 Health and Safety Statistics. -added 6.11.06
View press release here
View statistics here


HMG: The Government have published the Health Bill which includes smoke free premesis, places and vehicles has been published. It is expected to come into force between May and July 2007. -added 2.11.06
View it here


Birmingham City Council and others: A website to help implement the new Health Act which will prohibit smoking at work has been launched. -added 2.11.06
View it here


HSE: HSE have published a leaflet 'Preventing Dermatitis at Work'. -added 2.11.06
Download it here
View other information on skin care here


HSE: HSE have launched a website for the Storage and warehousing industry. -added 2.11.06
View site here


HSE: HSE have published 9 case studies feature a number of different tasks where back injuries can occur. The case studies enable you to see what steps others have been taken to overcome pottentialy damaging back injuries. -added 30.10.06
Read the case studies here


HSE: The revised asbestos regulations The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006 come in to force on 13 November 2006. The revised regulations will strengthen overall worker protection by reducing exposure limits and introducing mandatory training for work with asbestos. -added 27.10.06
View the press release here
View the regulations here
Overview here
View the explanatory memorandum here


HSE: HSE have published what is expected to be the final draft of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 and ACoP -added 20.10.06
View the draft regulations here
View the draft ACoP here


HSE: HSE have published their a a Code of Conduct for Asbestos Training Providers. It has been developed with the Asbestos Industry Training Providers Working Group and the HSE and should be adopted and observed by all practicing asbestos training providers. -added 19.10.06
Read it here


HSE: HSE have published their Construction Infonet e-Bulletin - October 2006 which covers sereral topical issues and recent accidents -added 17.10.06
Read it here


HSE: HSE have published Better Backs campaign - reducing workplace back injuries publicity -added 12.10.06
View it here


HSE: HSE have published COSHH Guidance on Silica and their series 'Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Essentials guidance publications' -added 6.10.06
View the series here


HSE: HSE have published a leaflet 'Stone Dust and You' - INDG315. It explains what should be done to protect employees from health problems caused by stone dust -added 6.10.06
Download it here


HSE: From October this year, the HSE in partnership with Local Authorities will again be running a national campaign, called 'Better Backs', to tackle back pain in the workplace. The HSE have set up a web site which will regularly be updated.-updated 6.10.06
More details here
Getting involved details here


HSE: HSE have published a web page explaining this year’s (2006) 'Better Backs' campaign in relation to HSE’s Construction Division. It sets out the size of the problem, what inspectors will be doing, resources to support the campaign and examples of good and bad practice. -added 6.10.06
View page here


HSE: HSE have published an information sheet 'Cattle and Public Access in England and Wales' - AIS17. It deals with potential hazards to workers and the public in fields where the public have access. -added 28.9.06
Download it here


HSE: HSE have published a leaflet 'Steep Slope Working in Forestry' - AFAG705. It is also applicable in other situations where machinery is operated on steep or difficult ground. -added 27.9.06
Download it here


HSE: Revisions to the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (1994) (CDM 94) are expected to come in to force in April 2007. HSE has published information including a Timeline gives a background to the construction regulations and how they have developed the new regulations, a launch timetable showing what is happening between now and April 2007 and a summary and analysis of the responses to the consultation document. -added 25.9.06
View it here


HSE: Revisions to the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (1994) (CDM 94) are expected to come in to force in April 2007. HSE has published information including a Timeline gives a background to the construction regulations and how they have developed the new regulations, a launch timetable showing what is happening between now and April 2007 and a summary and analysis of the responses to the consultation document. -added 25.9.06
View it here


HSE: HSE published two sets of guidance:
Working Together on Firework Displays for firework display organisers and operators Details here
Giving your own Firework Display for people who run firework displays and set off the fireworks themselves but have no specialist knowledge. Details here -added 25.9.06


HSE: HSE have updated their Slips and Trips website -added 19.9.06
View it here


HSE: HSE have revised their leaflet Preventing Slips and Trips in the Education Sector -EDIS2 (revised). -added 19.9.06
Download it here


HSC: HSC are promoting of safe systems of work to reduce fatalities in waste and recycling collection work -added 18.9.06
Read it here


HSE: HSE have published their Construction Infonet e-Bulletin - September 2006 which covers sereral topical issues and recent accidents -added 17.09.06
Read it here


HSE: HSE have published a leaflet Electrical Utility Arboriculture - AFAG404. It covers safe working practices when doing routine and emergency tree-work operations near energised and de-energised power lines -added 18.9.06
Read it here


HSE: The Woodworking National Interest Group have published their latest newsletter. -added 18.9.06
Read it here


Local Authorities: September newsletter have been published. -added 18.9.06
Read it here


HSE: HSE have made amendments to the Carriage of Dangerous Goods Manual in the light of the experience of enforcement officers in the 2½ years since the Carriage Regulations came into force -added 18.9.06
View the amedments here


HSE: HSE have made 'Asbestos Essentials' available on their web site. -added 18.9.06
View it here


HSE: HSE have published guidance for dispensing petrol as a fuel - INDG216 -added 18.9.06
Read it here


HSE: HSE have published guidance for employers on welfare provisions -INDG212 -added 18.9.06
Read it here


HSE: HSE welcomes people of all nationalities and ethnic backgrounds to its web site. If you are looking for information, help or guidance a number of publications have been translated into languages other than English. If you would like to speak to someone in a language other than English, HSE offers a telephone interpreting service. -added 29.8.06
Details of publications in other languages
Details of the telephone interpreting service


HSE: HSE has published details of the activities they are promoting during European Week 2006. The week is 23-27 October and is entitles 'Safe Start'. The HSE are running it in partnership with the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), the Trades Union Congress (TUC), Learning and Skills Council (LSC) and the EEF, the Manufacturers' Organisation. -added 23.8.06
Details of activities
Main European Week 2006 site


HSE: HSE has published their Construction e-bulletin for August 2006. It is aimed at clients, contractors and safety specialists. -added 14.8.06
Download it here


HSE: HSE has published a leaflet Inspecting fall arrest equipment made from webbing or rope (INDG367). -added 14.8.06
Download it here


HSE: HSE has published Health and Safety in Catering: a Training Aid for Tutors. It covers safety and occupational health issues. -added 4.8.06
Download it here


Parliament: HM Government has published the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Bill. The Bill was introduced into the House of Commons on 20th July 2006. -added 1.8.06
Read the Bill here


HSE: HSE has published Managing Shift Work: Health and Safety Guidance. The aim of the guidance is to 'help shiftworkers run like clockwork'. These guidance is general, and covers a wide range of factors that may or may not be relevant to particular industry sectors. Therefore it is necessary to use common sense when applying them. Employers will also need to balance the good practice guidelines with the operational concerns of their businesses. -added 1.8.06
Read press release here
More details here


Local Authority Circulars: Two circulars published concerning Slips and Trips have been published. -added 1.8.06
LAC77/3 Reducing slip and trip accidents caused by floor cleaning Read here
LAC77/4 Slips and trips 2006-07: planned inspection and follow-up work to watch your step Read here


HSE: HSE has published a guide to health and safety for Charity and voluntary workers (HSG192). Many of them do not have access to professional health and safety advice and don’t know what is required of them. This book aims to help them find out and gives practical suggestions on how to work safely. It will also help health and safety practitioners working in this sector. -added 19.7.06
More details here


HSE: HSE has urged businesses to spend less time dotting ‘i’s and crossing ‘t’s and more time on putting practical actions into effect. To help companies do this HSE has issued a revamped version of the risk assessment guide Five Steps to Risk Assessment. It features examples that spell out, in plain English, what is – and what is not – expected. -added 13.7.06
Read press release here
Download guide here
View HSE's Risk Management webpages here


HSE: Worried about risks from exposure to hand-arm vibration or whole-body vibration? HSE have launched a new Vibration website.-added 12.7.06
View website here


HSE: HSE have published Safe use of site dumpers - construction site transport safety (CIS52).-added 12.7.06
Download guidance here


HSE: HSE have published Work-related deaths: a protocol for liaison (MISC773). This guidance is written specifically for Scotland where the legal system is different from the rest of the UK but there are some general principles to follow in the event of a fatal accident at work -added 12.7.06
Download guidance here


HSE: HSE has been devising a guidance tool to help manage the risk involved in the use of workplace transport. They have called this tool the 'route map'. The route map will provide an easy to understand and readily accessible framework of current legislation, guidance and agreed good practice. It will set out alternative ways to comply where these exist, which should be particularly useful for small and medium enterprises which have many demands on limited time and resources.
The guidance is now out for consultation, closing date for comments is 22 September 2006
The HSE is also running seminars on the guidance and one is being held in Birmingham on 6 July 2006. -added 19.6.06
More details here
Copy of the consultation document here
Details of the seminars here


HSE: This year’s European Week for Safety and Health at Work campaign slogan is ‘Safe Start’ and is dedicated to the occupational safety and health of young people. There are webpages containing helpful information for young people, employers, parents and supervisors of young people. European Week 2006 will run from 23rd-27th October. -added 19.6.06
More details here


HSE: HSE are running a number of free workshops on Work-related stress in June and September, October and November 2006. The workshops are aimed at the five sectors reporting the highest levels of stress-related ill health: Education; Health Services; Central Government; Local Authorities; and Financial Services. -added 19.6.06
More details here


Department for Communities and Local Government: The D of CLG have published some of their Guidance to accompany the New Fire Regulations. (The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order (RRFSO) which comes into force in October 2006). The guides cover various types industries and organisations and they tell you what you have to do to comply with fire safety law, help you to carry out a fire risk assessment and identify the general fire precautions you need to have in place.
The guides available at the moment are: Offices and Shops, Factories and Warehouses, Sleeping Accommodation, Educational Premises, Small and Medium Places of Assembly and Large Places of Assembly. Other guides are being prepared. -added 6.6.06
The guides, information about the guides and FAQs are available here
Note: Department for Communities and Local Government has replaced the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister



HSE: The HSE have lauched a 'Height Aware' their falls from height campaign. The campaign will take place during May and June 2006. The aim is to help people identify when they are working at height and where they may be at risk of falling. There will be a campaign meeting at the Bescot Stadium (Walsall Football Club) on 14 June. -added 26.5.06
View campaign website here
View main Falls from Height website here
Details of meeting at Bescot Stadium here


HSE: The HSE have updated their Work Related Stress website and have published a new leaflet 'Making the stress Management Standards work: How to apply the Standards in you workplace'. The resources on this site and the information in the leafletwill help you to understand the causes of stress at work, and to identify and solve problems in your workplace. -added 26.5.06
View website here
View and download leaflet here


HSE: The HSE published 'Site Safe News' -May 2006 edition. -added 25.5.06
Download it here


HSE: The HSE have launched a Woodworking industry and allied trades health and safety advice website. It has advise on dust, machinery, manual handling, vehicles, noise and slips and trips. -added 28.04.06
View website here


HSE: The HSE have published a new series of COSHH essential leaflets -added 11.05.06
Download them here


HSE: The HSE have published a new edition of ' The Essentials of Health and Safety at Work'. This book should help you prevent accidents and comply with the law without major disruption or expense. Straightforward advice from the most authoritative source in the country. -added 11.05.06
More details here


HSE: The HSE have launched a Welding web site. -added 28.04.06
View website here


HSE: The HSE, on behalf of the Health and Safety Commission have issued a Consultative Document to seek views on how to encourage, improve and increase worker involvement in health and safety risk management. Consultation ends 8 September 2006. -added 28.04.06
Read press release here
Document and more information here


HSE: The HSE has issued best practice guidance on 'orphaned' compressed gas cylinders in waste and recycling industries. It is written for managers, supervisors and operatives who come across unwanted and unidentifiable compressed gas cylinders in the waste stream. -added19.04.06
Download guidance here


HSE: The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 come into force today, 6 April 2006. The regulations replace the existing Noise at Work Regulations 1989 for all industries in Great Britain except music and entertainment, which have until April 2008 to comply. -added 06.04.06
Read press release here
Read regulations here
Guide to regulations here
HSE's main noise web page


HSE: The HSE has revised the leaflet 'Health and Safety Law: what you should know'. -added 05.04.06
Download it here


HSE: The HSE has revised the leaflet 'Working Safely with Metalworking Fluids: a guide for employees', INDG365. -added 05.04.06
Download it here
HSE's main metalworking fluids web page


HSE: The HSE has updated information on managing asbestos in schools. The potential exposure of teachers and pupils to asbestos remains low but HSE is re-issuing the guidance to remind those responsible of their duties relating to the management of asbestos. -added 04.04.06
Read press release here
Read the updated information here
HSE's main asbestos web page


HSE: The HSE has launched a Noise at Work Campaign and information leaflet 'Is your workplace noisy?' to coincide with the new Control of Noise at Work Regulations will come into force on 6 April 2006. -added 28.03.06
More about campaign here
HSE's Noise website here
Is your workplace noisy? leaflet


HSE: The HSE is reminding industry of the dangers of misusing retractable type fall arresters - sometimes referred to as ‘inertia blocks’. Retractable type fall arresters, used to protect workers against falls from height, are commonly being misused in circumstances they have not been tested for, creating safety hazards and an increased risk of fatality. -added 24.03.06
More details here


HSE: The HSE have launched a Falls web site. The site gives generic examples and case studies of good practice in the planning and assessment of tasks requiring work from height. -added 21.03.06
View website here


HSE: HSE has produced a quick guide to DSEAR 2002 and the ATEX Directives.
ATEX is the name given to the legal requirements for controlling explosive atmospheres and the suitability of equipment and protective systems used in them, DSEAR (Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations) are the legal requirements for managing the risk of fire, explosion or similar events arising from dangerous substances at the workplace. -added 15.03.06
Read the guide here


HSE: Geoffrey Podger, Chief Executive of HSE, has outlined the new challenges of regulating British industry. He was speaking on 10 March at the IOSH conference. -added 15.03.06
Read press relese here


HSE: The HSE have revised their Asbestos web site. -added 15.03.06
View website here


HSE: The HSE has published new guidance on Preventing Back Pain and Other Aches and Pains to Kitchen and Food Service Staff. The guidance supports and supplements HSE's 'Better Backs' campaign (launched in June 2005), which promoted practical tips to employees and businesses on managing back pain and tackling manual handling problems at source. -added 15.03.06
Read press release here
New guidance herehttp://www.hse.gov.uk/noise/flyer.pdf
'Better Backs' campaign here
Other guidance leaflets for the catering/hospitality industry


ODPM: The Office of the Deputy Prome Minister (now D of CLG) has announced that the new fire regulations (The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order), will come into force on 1 October 2006. -added 13.03.06
Read press release here
More information here


European Agency for Safety and Health at Work: The Agency has launched a new Agriculture web section bringing together a wealth of practical information, links and related topics contributing to help the EU Agriculture sector work in safety. -added 09.03.06
View the website here
Read the press release here


HSE: HSE has launched Workplace Health Connect, a new free advisory service on workplace health for smaller businesses. -added 07.03.06
View the website here
Read the press release here


HSE: HSE have announced that the revised Construction (Design and Management) (CDM) Regulations will be implemented in Spring 2007. The Regulations will revise and bring together provisions in the existing CDM Regulations 1994 and the Construction (Health Safety and Welfare) (CHSW) Regulations 1996 into a single regulatory package. Read press release here -added 06.03.06

HSE: HSE have launched a new website giving advice to employers and employees on workers involvement in the workplace -added 01.03.06
View the website here
Read the press release here


HSE: HSE have published their first newsletter in support of their 'Watch Your Step Campaign'. Download it here -added 16.02.06

HSE: HSE have published a Catering Information Sheet Preventing back pain and other aches and pains to kitchen and food service staff. Download it here -added 06.02.06

HSE: Last year [2005] the HSE held Noise and Vibration Roadshows to publicise the new noise and vibration regulations. The presentations given at these roadshows are now available. Download them here -added 28.01.06

HSE: The HSE have published a revised version of the leaflet HSE (40): Employers’ Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act 1969 A guide for employers. Downloaded it here -added 23.01.06

HSE: Watch Your Step in the construction industry Good Order Initiative – February 2006. Throughout February HSE Construction Division Inspectors will carry out targeted inspections looking at good order issues on construction sites and how effectively these are being managed. A website has also been launched.
View website here -added 19.01.06


HSE: HSE are relaunching their Workplace Transport Campaign in the Midlands including radio and press advertising raise awareness among the people who can make a real difference – depot managers and those who receive or despatch goods. Also the concerns of professional drivers, including the dangers of delivery and collection of goods have also been included. View details here -added 17.01.06

HSE: HSE have updated their Workplace Transport/Vehicles at Work campaign web site. This site is to help you prevent vehicle accidents at work. They have been written to help you assess and manage vehicle and driver safety, wherever you work. View details here -added 17.01.06

ODPM: The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister has launched a web site 'e-fire'. e-fire is a national project, funded by the ODPM under the Local Government Modernisation Programme. With the active involvement of Fire and Rescue Services and other stakeholders, a range of exciting interactive services and products will be produced to be delivered over the Internet, for citizens and business. View details here -added 13.01.06

ODPM: The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister has announced that the new fire regulations (The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order), due to come into force 1 April 2006 have been delayed. No revised date has been set but Octber 2006 is the expected date now. View details here -added 13.01.06

HSE: The HSE have launched a ' Better business - small firms campaign' .
Work accidents and ill health can be expensive. Stopping them happening can save you time and money. The smaller your business the bigger the impact will be if a member of your staff has a serious accident, or is off sick for an extended period of time. It could even put you out of business. There are several important areas to consider if you want to reduce the cost of ill health or accidents caused by the working environment. View details here -added 13.01.06


HSE: The HSE havepublished guidance on the selection and use of working platforms when used with forklift trucks (called 'non-integrated' platforms.) Details here -added 09.01.06

HSE: The HSE have given details of guidance documents they will be publishing to accompany the new Fire Regulations due out in April 2006. The first documents will be available in January 2006. Details here -added 03.01.06
Guides now available to download -added 06.06.06


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