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 of noise has not changed.

Other useful information available on controlling noise at work include the noise exposure calculator to help you work out your daily noise exposure, weekly noise exposures, and estimate the performance of hearing protection.

For more information on this topic visit the HSE noise at work webpages,

 

 

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 here

Used to record details for all work-related accidents, including injuries from accidents at work that by law are required to be reported under the Reporting of Injuries , Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR).

 

To purchase your copy, click here Accident Report book.

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.

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.

The HSE free to download leaflet provides guidance to employers on how to keep lone workers healthy and safe along with a new video setting out the key advice, with animations to help explain how lone workers should be protected

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 their ventilation arrangements are likely to have on reducing COVID-19 transmission. It also provides recommendations for acting, where appropriate.

 

 

With more workers returning to the office, the PROTECT COVID-19 National Core Study has published a new paper in the indoor and Built Environment journal detailing a new model that has been developed to predict the risk of airborne COVID-19 infection in these environments.

High indoor CO2 levels are linked to lower ventilation rates and high occupancy, so monitoring them can provide an important red flag to building managers to identify areas of inadequate ventilation which can help assess the risk of airborne transmission of the COVID-19 virus.

Find out more about the model and findings from the research in PROTECT’s press release.

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.

 

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 HSE have developed a step-by-step-guide.

Other information and advice available for employers include training for employees and exactly what is required by law.

 

HSE release new online Manual Handling Assessment Chart (MAC) Tool

This tool has been designed to simplify the process of completing each assessment, with a logical step-by-step approach, saving your assessors time in populating and interpreting the results manually.

Simple visit the link below and follow the instructions on screen to create an assessment

Free Manual Handling Assessment Chart (MAC) Tool (hse.gov.uk)

For those who require a larger licence, please contact the HSE directly