Index of Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Topics and Publications

The following is a compendium of legislation and guidance from the Health and Safety Executive. This is provided as an alphabetical list and covers key areas of health, safety and occupational hygiene.

Asbestos
Licensing
  • HSC Policy Statement: Our approach to permissioning regimes 

  • Asbestos Licence Amendment, Assessment and Revocation Guide (ALAARG) 

  • HSG247 Asbestos: The Licensed Contractors' Guide ISBN 9780 7176 2874 2

  • Specifications produced for asbestos equipment

  • Asbestos Liaison Group (ALG) memos

Duty to manage
  • Asbestos: The survey guide

  • Managing asbestos in buildings: A brief guide

  • Approved Code of Practice (ACOP)

Employees
  • Asbestos Essentials task sheets/Equipment and Method sheets

Enforcement
  • HSE prosecutions

  • HSE notices

General
  • Approved Code of Practice – L143

  • Consultation on Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012

  • Asbestos-related disease statistics

  • MS31 - Guidance for appointed doctors on the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 - Medical surveillance for workers carrying out licensed work with asbestos

  • Equipment and method - EM series

  • MS34 - Guidance for doctors on the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 – Medical surveillance for workers carrying out non-licensed work with asbestos

Asthma
Baker
  • Bakers - time to clear the air! flour dust can cause asthma.  ISBN 9780717663583, HSE Books.

  • Guidance on dust control and health surveillance in bakeries (2008) 

  • COSHH and bakers for the flour milling and craft bakery sector - Available from the COSHH Essentials web site

  • Priorities for health and safety in the flour and grain milling industries FIS13

Vehicle spray painter / Motor Vehicle Repair (MVR)
  • Safety in Motor Vehicle Repair: Working with 2-pack isocyanate paints - INDG388

  • Motor vehicle repair: Good practice for SMART (small and medium-area repair technique) sprayers - WEB33 

  • Isocyanate paint spraying: Safely managing spray booths and rooms

  • MVR topic inspection pack – Isocyanate exposure  (Topic inspection packs describe and support the duties of HSE inspectors.)

  • COSHH and vehicle spray painters - key messages

  • COSHH Essentials - motor vehicle repair - Available from the COSHH Essentials web site

Non-MVR sector
  • Safe use of and storage of cellular plastics - HSG92 ISBN 0 7176 1115 9, HSE Books.

  • COSHH Essentials for Printers

  • Safe to breathe - Dust and fume control in the rubber industry

Solderer
  • Solder fume and you - INDG248 

  • Controlling health risks from rosin (colophony) based solder fluxes - INDG249 

  • Resin acids in rosin (colophony) solder flux fume: Laboratory method using gas chromatography - MDHS83/3 

Woodworker

  • COSHH Essentials

  • Wood dust: Controlling the risk - WIS23REV1

  • COSHH and the woodworking industries - WIS6REV 

  • Selection of respiratory protective equipment suitable for use with wood dust - WIS14

Healthcare worker

  • HSE Latex website

Agriculture worker

  • Health problems in agriculture

  • COSHH and agricultural workers - key messages

  • Grain dust EH66 (Third edition)

  • Control of exposure to grain dust:  An employees guide  INDG140 (rev1)

Engineering worker

  • Working safely with Metal Working Fluids (MWFs): A guide for employees

  • COSHH essentials for machining with metalworking fluids

HSE general guidance

  • Control of substances hazardous to health (Fifth edition) L5 The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (as amended). Approved code of practice and guidance, ISBN 0 7176 2981 3, HSE Books.

  • A step by step guide to COSHH assessment HSG97 ISBN 0 7176 2785 3, HSE Books.

  • Health surveillance

  • Asthmagen Critical assessments of the evidence for agents implicated in occupational asthma. Also known as the 'Asthmagen Compendium' 

  • Breathe freely, a worker's information card INDG172

  • Working with substances hazardous to health: A brief guide to COSHH INDG136

  • Health and Safety Statistics

  • Health Survelliance for Occupational Asthma 

More guidance on asthma produced by HSE and other organisations

  • Occupational asthma - a guide for employers, workers and their representatives   published by British Occupational Health Research Foundation (BOHRF) in partnership with HSE and the TUC

  • Occupational asthma - a guide for general practitioners and practice nurses   published by BOHRF

  • Occupational asthma - a guide for occupational Health Professionals, Safety Professionals and Safety Representatives   published by BOHRF

  • Occupational Asthma: Evidence Review – March 2010   published by BOHRF

Biosafety

General occupational guidance

  • Report of the Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens, Mycobacterium bovis Working Group 

  • Controlling the risks of infection at work from human remains - A guide for those involved in funeral services (including embalmers) and those involved in exhumation 

  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 ACOP

  • Infection risks to new and expectant mothers

  • Infection at work: controlling the risk 

  • Blood-borne viruses in the workplace

  • BSE - Occupational guidance (WEB22) 

Laboratories

  • Revision of laboratory containment requirements for work with novel A/H1N1 strains of influenza

  • Blood-borne viruses in the workplace

  • Revised Advice on Laboratory Containment Measures for work with Tissue Samples in Clinical Cytogenetics Laboratories

  • Management, design and operation of microbiological containment laboratories

  • Approved List of biological agents 

  • Working safely with research animals: management of infection risks

    • Working safely with simians: management of infectious risks 

  • Vaccination of laboratory workers handling vaccinia and related poxviruses infectious for humans

  • Safe disposal of clinical waste

  • Safe working and the prevention of infection in clinical laboratories and similar facilities

  • Guidance on the use, testing and maintenance of laboratory and animal flexible film isolators 

  • The large scale contained use of biological agents

  • Biological agents: Managing the risks in laboratories and healthcare premises 

  • Sealability of Microbiological Containment Level 3 and 4 Facilities  NEW

  • The principles, design and operation of Containment Level 4 facilities 

Healthcare

  • Safe working and the prevention of infection in clinical laboratories and similar facilities

  • Safe working and the prevention of infection in the mortuary and post-mortem room

  • Biological agents: Managing the risks in laboratories and healthcare premises 

Agriculture

  • Common zoonoses in agriculture

Sewage

  • Working with sewage 

  • Working with sewage: the health hazards. A guide for employers 

  • Leptospirosis - Are you at risk

Legionella

  • The HSE Legionella Working Group 

  • Legionnaires' disease: a guide for employers 

  • Legionnaires' Disease: Essential information for providers of residential accommodation 

  • Legionnaires' disease: the control of legionella bacteria in water systems - ACOP and guidance

  • Controlling legionella in nursing and residential care homes 

  • Management of Spa Pools - Controlling the Risks of Infection 

  • Legionnaire’s disease at chemical sites 

Zoonoses

  • Anthrax: Safe working and prevention of infection

  • Leptospirosis - are you at risk

  • BSE and carcass disposal

Miscellaneous

  • Other dangerous pathogens free leaflets

Research

  • Biological hazard

Advisory Committees

  • The Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens (ACDP)

Cancer
  • Asbestos

  • Diesel engine exhaust emissions

  • Painters

  • Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons

  • Radon

  • Respirable crystalline silica (RCS)

  • Shift work

  • Solar radiation

  • Tetrachloroethylene

  • Welding

Construction (Design and Management) Regulations

​General

  • Managing health and safety in construction - L153

  • A quick guide for clients on CDM 2015 - INDG411

  • Construction Phase Plan (CDM 2015) - CIS80

  • Notification of construction project (F10

Control of Major Accidents and Hazards (COMAH) 2015

The COMAH Regulations

  • A guide to the Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 2015 (L111)

  • The Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 2015 (COMAH Regulations in full) 

  • The Control of Major Accident Hazards (Amendment) Regulations 2015 (redefining 'local authority' in Scotland) 

COMAH competent authority guidance and key internal CA procedures

  • HSE Competent Authority procedures and delivery guides

  • Safety report assessment manual – CA internal guidance

  • Safety report assessment guides – CA internal guidance

  • Safety report assessment technical criteria – CA internal guidance

  • COMAH establishment inspection – CA internal guidance

Other COMAH guidance

  • Electrical, Control & Instrumentation (EC & I) in the Onshore Chemicals, Explosives and Microbiological Sectors

  • Managing ageing plant - A summary guide [4]   

  • Mechanical Integrity: Use of third party expertise on high hazard sites, Health and Safety Executive. 2010 

  • Failure frequencies for major failures of high pressure storage vessels at COMAH sites: A comparison of data used by HSE and the Netherlands 

  • Assessment of the Dangerous Toxic Load (DTL) for Specified Level of Toxicity (SLOT) and Significant Likelihood of Death (SLOD)

  • Note to COMAH operators on authorisations under the Regulations

  • Storage of gas in natural strata - application of the Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations (COMAH)

  • Revocation of the Notification of Installations Handling Hazardous Substances (NIHHS) Regulations 1982 and 2002 

  • Chemical and Downstream Oil Industry Forum (CDOIF) guidance

    • Case study: Warwickshire Oil Storage Ltd (WOSL) - Introducing a competency management system 

    • Demonstrating prior use of elements of a safety instrumented function in support of BS EN 61511 Guidance 

    • Automatic Overfill Prevention Systems for Terminal Loading Racks Guidance 

    • Terminal Loading Operational Hazard Awareness Guidance 

    • Process Safety Leadership Group - Other products in scope 

    • Preparing for flooding - A guide for regulated sites 

    • Prepare for flooding: A guide for regulated sites in Scotland  

    • Leak Detection Guidance 

    • Environmental Risk Tolerability for COMAH Establishments Guidance 

      • Supplement to guidance - FAQs 

      • Supplement to guidance - Complex site example 

      • Supplement to guidance - Storage terminal example 

    • Human Factors Review of Procedures Guidance 

    • The use of external contractors in the management of ageing plant

Confined Spaces
  • Safe work in confined spaces. Confined Spaces Regulations 1997

  • Confined spaces: A brief guide to working safely

  • Working safely with solvents - A guide to safe working practices

  • Docks

  • Sewage industry

  • Mining

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)
  • Chemicals

  • Metals

  • COSHH Essentials publications

  • Working with substances hazardous to health: A brief guide to COSHH

  • GN EH76 - Control of laboratory animal allergy 

  • Health surveillance for those exposed to respirable crystalline silica (RCS) - Guidance for occupational health professional

  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Approved Code of Practice.

  • A step by step guide to COSHH assessment

  • EH40/2005 Workplace exposure limit

  • Agriculture (Farming)

  • Flour (Bakers and millers)

  • Metalworking fluids

  • Microelectronics

  • Motor Vehicle Repair

  • Offshore

  • Printing

  • Rubber

  • Silica

    • Brick and tile

    • Ceramics

    • Construction

    • Foundry

    • Manufacturing

    • Quarries

    • Stoneworkers

    • Slate works

  • Service and Retail

  • Welding

  • Woodworking

Dust

General dust guidance

  • COSHH

  • Trade Unions 

  • European Agency for Safety and Health at Work 

  • British Occupational Hygiene Society 

Specific dust guidance

  • Asbestos

  • Flour

  • Grain

  • Silica

  • Wood

Work at Height/Falls

Publications and guidance

  • INDG401 Working at height - A brief guide 

  • INDG455 Safe use of ladders and stepladders 

  • Roof repair work - What you need to know as a busy builder 

  • Fragile roofs - Safe working practices 

  • Health and safety in roof work

  • Solar panel installation- What you need to know to work safely  

Fire and Explosion

DSEAR

  • Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres. Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 

  • Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres. Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002. Approved Code of Practice and guidance L138 (Second edition) HSE Books 2003 ISBN 0 7176 6616 4

Other guidance on flammable substances

  • Chemical warehousing: The storage of packaged dangerous substances HSG71 (Second edition) HSE Books 1998 ISBN 0 7176 1484 0

  • Fire safety in construction work: Guidance for clients, designers and those managing and carrying out construction work involving significant fire risks HSG168 HSE Books 1997 ISBN 0 7176 1332 1

Petroleum

  • Unloading petrol from road tankers. Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002. Approved Code of Practice and guidance L133 HSE Books 2003 ISBN 0 7176 2197 9

HSE leaflets

  • Controlling fire and explosion risks in the workplace

  • Safe working with flammable substances 

  • Acetylene

  • Hot work on small tanks and drums

Other HSE information

  • Essentials of Health and Safety

  • Storage of flammable liquids in process areas, workrooms, laboratories and similar working areas

  • Fire and explosion hazards in the use of oxygen

Health Surveillance

Detailed, industry-specific guidance on health surveillance associated with hazardous substances can be found at the following links:

Hazardous industry:

Agriculture

  • Grain dust

  • COSHH essentials in agriculture: Advice for farmers

  • Sheep dipping 

  • Controlling exposure to poultry dust 

  • Veterinary medicines: Safe use by farmers and other animal handlers 

Motor vehicle repair

  • Safety in motor vehicle repair: Working with isocyanate paints

  • Urine sampling for isocyanate exposure measurement 

Foundries

  • Health surveillance in the foundry industry

Metalworking fluids

  • COSHH essentials for machining with metalworking fluids: Advice for managers 

Ceramics

  • Health surveillance: A ceramics industry booklet

Electroplating

  • Health surveillance requirements in the electroplating industry 

Timber treatment / wood working

  • Occupational hygiene and health surveillance at industrial treatment plants 

  • COSHH and the woodworking industries 

Food industry

  • A recipe for safety: Occupational health and safety in food and drink manufacture

Beauty industry

  • Health surveillance for occupational asthma 

  • Health surveillance for occupational dermatitis 

Printing industry

  • COSHH essentials for printers: Health surveillance for occupational asthma 

  • COSHH essentials for printers: Health surveillance for occupational dermatitis 

  • COSHH essentials for printers: Biological monitoring for isocyanates 

Welding, hot work and allied processes

  • COSHH essentials for welding, hot work and allied processes: Expert advice 

General dust exposure

  • COSHH essentials: Health monitoring for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 

Borehole sites and operation

  • Boreholes Sites and Operations Regulations 1995 regulation 10. As is necessary for their protection

Construction industry

  • Managing occupational health risks in construction

  • COSHH essentials: Health monitoring for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 

  • COSHH essentials: Health surveillance for occupational asthma 

  • COSHH essentials: Health surveillance for occupational dermatitis 

  • COSHH essentials: Health surveillance for those exposed to respirable crystalline silica (RCS) 

  • HSE Construction information sheet: Cement 

Particular hazards

  • COSHH health surveillance

  • Occupational asthma and rhinitis

  • Health surveillance for noise at work

  • Health surveillance for hand-arm vibration

  • Health surveillance in construction

Lead

Publications

  • Control of lead at work (Third edition)

  • Lead and you - Working safely with lead - indg305

  • Methods for the Determination of Hazardous Substances: Lead and inorganic compounds of lead in air 

  • Health surveillance

Forms for Appointed Doctors

The following forms, FODMS98, 99, 102 and 103 are for appointed doctors use.

  • Initial medical assessment - FOD MS 98 

  • Surveillance record for person exposed to lead Form FOD MS99 

  • Notification to employer of biological test results and record of medical surveillance - FOD MS 102 

  • Certificate of unfitness / fitness - FOD MS 103 

Legionnaires Disease
  • Programme of interventions for controlling Legionella risks in workplaces 2013-14: half-year report 

  • Legionnaires' disease: A brief guide for duty holders

  • Legionnaires' disease: The control of legionella bacteria in water systems, approved code of practice and guidance (L8)

  • Legionnaires' disease HPA & HSE Guidance: Management of Spa Pools: Controlling the risk of Infection 

  • Sample recording sheets 

  • Cooling tower compliance check questionnaire 

  • Inspection topic pack to deliver the Legionella Intervention Programme 2012-2014 

  • Control of legionella: Inspection of evaporative cooling systems and investigation of outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease

Videos

  • Cold water storage tanks

  • Sentinel outlets

  • Hot water pipes

  • Thermostatic temperature valves

Other resources

  • Distribution of Legionella pneumophila serogroups, monoclonal antibody subgroups and DNA sequence types in recent clinical and environmental isolates from England and Wales (2000-2008) 

Useful links

  • Water Management Society (WMS) 

  • Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers 

  • British Association for Chemical Specialities (BACS) 

  • Legionella Control Association (LCA) 

  • Department of Health (DH) 

  • Health Protection Agency (HPA) 

  • Health Protection Scotland 

  • Public Health Wales 

  • LGA 

  • British Electrotechnical and Allied Manufacturers Association (BEAMA) 

  • Thermostatic Mixing Valve Association (TMVA) 

Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV)

Guidance

  • Videos of common processes and sources

  • Case studies

  • Glossary of terms

  • Useful calculator for LEV assessors

  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) essential

  • INDG408 - Clearing the air 
    A simple guide to buying and using local exhaust ventilation (LEV).

  • INDG409 - Time to clear the air!
    A workers' pocket guide to local exhaust ventilation (LEV).

  • Order a publication offline 

  • Controlling airborne contaminants at work - HSG258

  • Controlling airborne contaminants at work - HSG258 (includes DVD 'Everybody needs to breathe')

Videos

A series of videos giving examples of common processes and sources of local exhaust ventilation and an explanation of what LEV is are available.

DVD

  • Control of wood dust at circular saws 

Metalworking Fluids
  • HSE Operational guidance

  • Publications

  • Leaflets

  • Non-HSE publications

  • COSHH essentials information sheets for machining with metalworking fluids

  • Case studies

  • Useful links

Operational guidance

  • Metalworking fluids - Controlling inhalation exposure to metalworking fluids (Topic inspection pack) 

Publications

  • The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations: Approved Code of Practice and guidance L5 (2002) (see Appendix 3) 

  • Health and Safety in Engineering Workshops HSG129 (2004 rev)

HSE leaflets

  • Working safely with metalworking fluids: A guide for employee 

  • Preventing contact dermatitis at work

  • Controlling the risks in the workplace 

  • Working with substances hazardous to health: A brief guide to COSHH

Nanotechnology
  • Using nanomaterials at work

  • The use of Nanomaterials in UK Universities: an overview of occupational health and safety 

  • Working Safely with Nanomaterials in Research and Development  

  • Regulatory review 

  • Health effects of particles produced for nanotechnologies EH75/6 

Noise
  • Controlling noise at work. Guidance on the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005. 

  • Sound Advice: control of noise at work in music and entertainment. HSG260

  • HSE’s free employers leaflet Noise at Work - Advice for employers INDG362 (rev 1) 

  • Noise - Don't lose your hearing (HSE's free pocket card) INDG363 

Other

  • Free HSE Leaflets and information sheets

  • Sound Solutions in Food and Drink: reducing noise in food and drink manufacturing. 

  • Sound Solutions in Food and Drink: reducing noise in food and drink manufacturing.

  • Report of an International Expert Symposium on the usefulness of Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE) Testing in Occupational Health Surveillance 

  • Publication brief - Report of an IES on the usefulness of Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE) Testing in Occupational Health Surveillance

Exposure calculators and ready-reckoners

The noise exposure calculators can help you work out your daily noise exposure, weekly noise exposures, and estimate the performance of hearing protection.

  • Daily Noise exposure calculator 

  • Weekly Noise exposure calculator 

  • Hearing protection calculators 

  • Removal of hearing protectors severely reduces protection - online tool

If your version of Excel is having compatibility issues with the calculator then please see:

  • Use Office Excel 2007 with earlier versions of Excel 

Noise exposure ready-reckoners

The noise exposure ready-reckoners allow you to estimate daily or weekly noise exposure. To use the daily exposure ready-reckoner you will need to know the levels of noise and durations of exposure which make up a person's working day. For weekly noise exposure, appropriate where somebody's noise exposure varies markedly from day to day, you will need to know the daily noise exposure for each day in the working week. These ready-reckoners can be printed for completion by hand.

  • Daily noise exposure ready-reckoner 

  • Weekly noise exposure ready-reckoner 

Pressure Systems
  • Pressure Equipment Directive (97/23/EC) 

  • Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000 (PSSR) 

  • Pressure Equipment Regulations 1999 (PER) 

  • The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009 

  • Simple Pressure Vessels (Safety) Regulations 1991

Radiation

Ionising Radiation Protection Series information sheets

Other publications

 

Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation & Restriction of CHemicals (REACH)

Anyone requiring more detailed information should consult the comprehensive guidance available from the ECHA website .

UK REACH CA information leaflets

Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR)

Publications

Forms

Statistics

Useful links

Respiratory Protective Equipment

Training, tools and information

Research

Respiratory priority areas

Temperature - Heat Stress

Risk assessment

HSE publications

Legislation

The following legislation has been mentioned in this site:

British, European and international standards relevant to working in thermal environments

  • The British, European and international standards  listed in this PDF are useful documents to refer to when developing your thermal comfort, heat stress or cold stress risk assessments. You should be aware that HSE cannot assure you that this is a comprehensive list. Copies can be obtained from BSI Group .

Other publications

  • Parsons K C Human Thermal Environments (Second edition) Taylor and Francis 2002 ISBN 0415237939

Useful links

Vibration - Hand Arm Vibration 

Guidance

Solutions

Calculator

Vibration - Whole Body Vibration

Welding

Other useful HSE free publications

Other publications - links

Additional Resources

Health and Safety Guidance (HSG) publications

  • HSG17: Safety in the use of abrasive wheels

  • HSG28: Safety advice for bulk chlorine installations

  • HSG33: Health and safety in roof work

  • HSG38: Lighting at work

  • HSG39: Compressed air safety

  • HSG40: Safe handling of chlorine from drums and cylinders

  • HSG47: Avoiding danger from underground services

  • HSG48: Reducing error and influencing behaviour

  • HSG51: The storage of flammable liquids in containers

  • HSG53: Respiratory protective equipment at work: A practical guide

  • HSG57: Seating at work

  • HSG60: Upper limb disorders in the workplace

  • HSG61: Health surveillance at work

  • HSG65: Successful health and safety management

  • HSG71: Chemical warehousing: The storage of packaged dangerous substances

  • HSG73: Control of respirable crystalline silica in quarries

  • HSG76: Warehousing and storage: A guide to health and safety

  • HSG78: Dangerous goods in cargo transport units: Packing and carriage for transport by sea

  • HSG85: Electricity at work: Safe working practices

  • HSG87: Safety in the remote diagnosis of manufacturing plant and equipment

  • HSG90: The law on VDUs: An easy guide: Making sure your office complies with the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 (as amended in 2002)

  • HSG92: Safe use and storage of cellular plastics

  • HSG95: The radiation safety of lasers used for display purposes

  • HSG97: A step by step guide to COSHH assessment

  • HSG101: The cost to Britain of workplace accidents and work-related ill health in 1995/96

  • HSG103: Safe handling of combustible dusts: Precautions against explosions

  • HSG107: Maintaining portable and transportable electrical equipment

  • HSG109: Control of noise in quarries

  • HSG112: Managing health and safety at motorsport events: A guide for motorsport event organisers

  • HSG113: Lift trucks in potentially flammable atmospheres

  • HSG117: Making sense of NONS: A guide to the Notification of New Substances Regulations 1993

  • HSG123: Working together on firework displays: A guide to safety for firework display organisers and operators

  • HSG124: Giving your own firework display: How to run and fire it safely

  • HSG129: Health and safety in engineering workshops

  • HSG132: How to deal with sick building syndrome: Guidance for employers, building owners and building managers

  • HSG133: Preventing violence to retail staff

  • HSG135: Storage and handling of industrial nitrocellulose

  • HSG136: Workplace transport safety: An employers' guide

  • HSG137: Health risk management: A practical guide for managers in small and medium-sized enterprises

  • HSG139: The safe use of compressed gases in welding, flame cutting and allied processes

  • HSG140: Safe use and handling of flammable liquids

  • HSG143: Designing and operating safe chemical reaction processes

  • HSG144: The safe use of vehicles on construction sites: A guide for clients, designers, contractors, managers and workers involved with construction transport

  • HSG150: Health and safety in construction

  • HSG151: Protecting the public: Your next move

  • HSG154: Managing crowds safely: A guide for organisers at events and venues

  • HSG158: Flame arresters: Preventing the spread of fires and explosions in equipment that contains flammable gases and vapours

  • HSG159: Managing contractors: A guide for employers.

  • HSG166: Formula for health and safety: Guidance for small and medium-sized firms in the chemical industry

  • HSG167: Biological monitoring in the workplace: A guide to its practical application to chemical exposure

  • HSG168: Fire safety in construction

  • HSG170: Vibration solutions: Practical ways to reduce the risk of hand-arm vibration injury

  • HSG172: Health and safety in sawmilling

  • HSG173: Monitoring strategies for toxic substances

  • HSG174: Anthrax: Safe working and the prevention of infection

  • HSG175: Fairgrounds and amusement parks: Guidance on safe practice

  • HSG176: The storage of flammable liquids in tanks

  • HSG177: Managing health and safety in dockwork

  • HSG178: The spraying of flammable liquids

  • HSG179: Managing health and safety in swimming pools

  • HSG180: Application of electro-sensitive protective equipment using light curtains and light beam devices to machinery

  • HSG186: The bulk transfer of dangerous liquids and gases between ship and shore

  • HSG187: Control of diesel engine exhaust emissions in the workplace

  • HSG190: Preparing safety reports: Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 1999 (COMAH)

  • HSG191: Emergency planning for major accidents: Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 1999 (COMAH)

  • HSG196: Moving food and drink: Manual handling solutions for the food and drink industries

  • HSG201: Controlling exposure to stonemasonry dust: Guidance for employers

  • HSG209: Aircraft turnaround: A guide for airport and aerodrome operators, airlines and service providers on achieving control, co-operation and co-ordination

  • HSG210: Asbestos essentials: A task manual for building, maintenance and allied trades on non-licensed asbestos work

  • HSG217: Involving employees in health and safety: Forming partnerships in the chemical industry

  • HSG218: Managing the causes of work-related stress: A step-by-step approach using the Management Standards

  • HSG219: Managing health and safety in zoos

  • HSG220: Health and safety in care homes

  • HSG221: Technical guidance on the safe use of lifting equipment offshore

  • HSG223: The regulatory requirements for medical exposure to ionising radiation: An employer's overview

  • HSG225: Handling home care: Achieving safe, efficient and positive outcomes for care workers and clients

  • HSG227: A comprehensive guide to managing asbestos in premises

  • HSG229: Work-related violence: Case studies - Managing the risk in smaller businesses

  • HSG230: Keeping electrical switchgear safe

  • HSG232: Sound solutions for the food and drink industries: Reducing noise in food and drink manufacturing

  • HSG235: Bulk storage of acids: Guidance on the storage of hydrochloric acid and nitric acid in tanks

  • HSG236: Power presses: Maintenance and thorough examination

  • HSG238: Out of control: Why control systems go wrong and how to prevent failure

  • HSG240: Managing health and safety at recreational dive sites

  • HSG244: Remotely operated shutoff valves (ROSOVs) for emergency isolation of hazardous substances: Guidance on good practice

  • HSG245: Investigating accidents and incidents: A workbook for employers, unions, safety representatives and safety professionals

  • HSG246: Safety in the storage and handling of steel and other metal stock

  • HSG247: Asbestos: The licensed contractors' guide

  • HSG248: Asbestos: The analysts' guide for sampling, analysis and clearance procedures

  • HSG249: Managing sickness absence and return to work: An employer's and manager's guide

  • HSG250: Guidance on permit-to-work systems: A guide for the petroleum, chemical and allied industries

  • HSG251: Fumigation: Health and safety guidance for employers and technicians carrying out fumigation operations

  • HSG252: A recipe for safety: Occupational health and safety in food and drink manufacture

  • HSG253: The safe isolation of plant and equipment

  • HSG254: Developing process safety indicators: A step-by-step guide for chemical and major hazard industries

  • HSG256: Managing shift work: Health and safety guidance

  • HSG258: Controlling airborne contaminants at work: A guide to local exhaust ventilation (LEV)

  • HSG260: Sound advice: Control of noise at work in music and entertainment

  • HSG261: Health and safety in motor vehicle repair and associated industries

  • HSG262: Managing risks from skin exposure at work

  • HSG263: Involving your workforce in health and safety: Good practice for all workplaces

  • HSG264: Asbestos: The survey guide

  • HSG268: The health and safety toolbox: How to control risks at work

  • HSG270: Farmwise: Your essential guide to health and safety in agriculture

  • HSG272: Using nanomaterials at work

  • HSG274: Legionnaires' disease - Technical guidance

  • HSG279: Making paper safely: Managing safety in the papermaking process

Legal  Reference

  • L5: Control of substances hazardous to health (Fifth edition)

  • L8: Legionnaires' disease. The control of legionella bacteria in water systems. Approved Code of Practice and guidance

  • L21: Management of health and safety at work. Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999. Approved Code of Practice and guidance

  • L22: Safe use of work equipment. Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998. Approved Code of Practice and guidance

  • L23: Manual handling. Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 - Guidance on Regulations (fourth edition)

  • L24: Workplace health, safety and welfare. Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992. Approved Code of Practice

  • L25: Personal protective equipment at work (Second edition)

  • L26: Work with display screen equipment: Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 as amended by the Health and Safety (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2002

  • L29: A Guide to the Genetically Modified Organisms (Contained Use) Regulations 2000

  • L30: A guide to the Offshore Installations (Safety Case) Regulations 2005

  • L43: First aid at mines. Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981

  • L47: The Coal Mines (Owner's Operating Rules) Regulations 1993

  • L150: Explosives Regulations 2014 Guidance on Regulations – Safety provisions

  • L151: Explosives Regulations 2014 Guidance on Regulations – Security provisions

  • L56: Safety in the installation and use of gas systems and appliances

  • L60: Control of substances hazardous to health in the production of pottery

  • L65: Prevention of fire and explosion, and emergency response on offshore installations

  • L70: A guide to the Offshore Installations and Pipeline Works (Management and Administration) Regulations 1995 (Second edition)

  • L72: A guide to the Borehole Sites and Operations Regulations 1995. Guidance on Regulations

  • L74: First aid at work. The Health and safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981

  • L77: Guidance from the licensing authority on the Adventure Activities Licensing Regulations 2004. The Activity Centres (Young Persons' Safety) Act 1995

  • L80: A guide to the Gas Safety (Management) Regulations 1996. Guidance on Regulations

  • L82: A Guide to the Pipelines Safety Regulations 1996

  • L84: A guide to the well aspects of the Offshore Installations and Wells (Design and Construction etc) Regulations 1996. Guidance on Regulations

  • L85: A guide to the integrity, workplace environment and miscellaneous aspects of the Offshore Installations and Wells (Design and Construction etc.) Regulations 1996

  • L101: Safe work in confined spaces. Confined Spaces Regulations 1997

  • L103: Commercial diving projects offshore. Diving at Work Regulations 1997. Approved Code of Practice

  • L104: Commercial diving projects inland/inshore. Diving at Work Regulations 1997. Approved Code of Practice

  • L105: Recreational diving projects. Diving at Work Regulations 1997

  • L106: Media diving projects. Diving at Work Regulations 1997

  • L107: Scientific and archaeological diving projects. Diving at Work Regulations 1997

  • L108: Controlling noise at work

  • L110: A guide to the Offshore Installations (Safety Representatives and Safety Committees) Regulations 1989

  • L111: A guide to the Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 1999 (as amended)

  • L112: Safe use of power presses. Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 as applied to power presses

  • L113: Safe use of lifting equipment. Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998

  • L114: Safe use of woodworking machinery. Provision and Use of Work Equipment regulations 1998 as applied to woodworking machinery

  • L116: Preventing accidents to children in agriculture

  • L117: Rider-operated lift trucks

  • L118: Health and safety at quarries. Quarries Regulations 1999

  • L121: Work with ionising radiation

  • L122: Safety of pressure systems

  • L123: Health care and first aid on offshore installions and pipeline works

  • L126: A guide to the Radiation (Emergency Preparedness and Public Information) Regulations 2001

  • L132: Control of lead at work (Third edition)

  • L133: Unloading petrol from road tankers

  • L138: Dangerous substances and explosive atmospheres

  • L140: Hand-arm vibration

  • L141: Whole-body vibration

  • L143: Work with materials containing asbestos. Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012

  • L146: Consulting workers on health and safety. Safety Representatives and Safety Committees Regulations 1977 (as amended) and Health and Safety (Consultation with Employees) Regulations 1996 (as amended)

  • L148: Safety in docks. Approved Code of Practice

  • L149: Mines Regulations 2014. Guidance on Regulations

  • L153: Managing health and safety in construction - Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015. Guidance on Regulations

  • L154: Offshore Installations (Offshore Safety Directive) (Safety Case etc.) Regulations 2015 – Guidance on Regulations

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