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Managing health and safety

Managing health and safety

Health & safety is an extremely complex area of legislation, both employers and the self-employed have a duty to manage health & safety as it relates to their activities. This free site from the HSE is designed to provide advice for leaders, owners, trustees and line managers. It will particularly help those who need to put in place or oversee their organisation’s health and safety arrangements. The advice may also help workers and their representatives, as well as health and safety practitioners, and training providers.
Outdoor working

Outdoor working

When working outdoors the weather can have an effect on an individual's effectiveness and this is not readily managed using just engineering controls. In these circumstances some of the most effective ways of managing these environments is by introducing some simple administrative controls for example:
Asbestos health and safety

Asbestos health and safety

Asbestos is the greatest cause of work related death in the UK. Every week there are at least 20 asbestos related deaths. This section of the HSE website gives advice on the control of asbestos
Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR) Change – 6 April 2012

Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR) Change – 6 April 2012

From 6 April 2012, subject to Parliamentary approval, RIDDOR’s over three day injury reporting requirement will change. From then on the trigger point will increase from over three days’ to over seven days’ incapacitation (not counting the day on which the accident happened).

Legislation - work equipment and machinery

 
The following link directs you to the HSE legislation for work equipment and machinery. Three detailed areas are revised:

•  The Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 1992 SMSR
•  Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 PUWER
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Health and Safety Legislation

This area of the HSE website provides a useful information and  specific guidance relating to H&S legislation
Click http://www.hse.gov.uk/legislation/ to access the site

Health and Safety at Work Act - HSAW

The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 , also referred to as HASAW or HSW, is the primary piece of legislation covering occupational health and safety in the United Kingdom.
Click http://www.hse.gov.uk/legislation/hswa.htm for further informatio

Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 - LOLER

This guide provides information about the legal requirements of the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) which came into force on 5 December 1998.

Provision and use of work equipment regulations - PUWER

This leaflet provides information about the legal requirements of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) which came into force on 5 December 1998.

Control of substances hazardous to health - COSHH

Using chemicals or other hazardous substances at work can put people’s health at risk, causing diseases including asthma, dermatitis or cancer.
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