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Controlling Noise at Work (L108)- Updated Version

The third edition of “Controlling Noise at Work (L108) aimed at employers and other duty holders has now been published.  The guide has been updated in keeping with changes to related legislation, technical advances and experience. The emphasis is on the control and management of risks from exposure to noise. HSE’s policy on the control […]

Live Online Health and Safety Training with HSE

To provide a safe learning environment, HSE popular courses are now available live online. December Upcoming courses include: Work Related Stress: Developing Manager Capability Behaviour Change: Achieving Health and Safety Culture Excellence Management of Hand Arm Vibration in the Workplace – An Introduction For the full listing of online and in person courses available click […]

Preventing Slips and Trips in the Workplace

Slips, trips, and falls are the most frequent cause of injury at work, causing almost a third of non-fatal injuries in the workplace. The HSE Slips and trips website provides information on how to avoid these accidents in the workplace along with advice and guidance on how to comply with health and safety law.

Lone Working: Protecting those Working Alone

As an employer, it is your responsibility to manage any health and safety risks before your staff can work alone, including anyone contracted to work for you and the self-employed. A Lone worker is classified as someone working by themselves and without close or direct supervision resulting in a greater risk if things go wrong. […]

Ventilation Tool to Support COVID-19 Controls

The British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) in collaboration with HSE Occupational Hygienists develop a freely available tool for assessing general ventilation and COVID-19 transmission. Good ventilation can help limit the risk of COVID-19 transmission, especially in enclosed spaces. The ventilation tool supports employers, building users and building owners by using a simple scoring system to indicate the effect […]

Working at Heights

Working at height remains one of the biggest causes of fatalities and major injuries. The HSE working at height website shows what employers should do to protect their employees including a helpful step-by-step guide on how to assess the risks and prevent falls.  

Protect your Workers from Manual Handling Risks

As an employer, it is your responsibility to protect your workers from the risk of  injury from hazardous manual handling in the workplace. Manual handling involves transporting or supporting a load by hand or bodily force including lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving load. To help prevent these risks in your workplace, the […]