Online health, safety and environmental sustainability guidance

Our online guidance gives you quick and easy access to detailed guidance and downloadable resources to help you stay compliant and keep up to date with the latest developments.

Our online health, safety and environmental sustainability guidance is available to licence holders at EEF member companies. Please login to access this guidance or contact us on 0808 168 5874 for more information.

Organised into around 100 core topic areas, the service covers:

  • Short news items detailing the latest info about a selected topic  – e.g. cases, news items and updates

  • downloadable model documents – letters and forms

  • ready-made policies for you to use or adapt for your workplace      

Our online health, safety and environmental sustainability guidance is available to licence holders at EEF member companies that subscribe to our health and safety guidance packages. Access is granted on a per user basis with one license included within your membership fee, additional licenses can be purchased at £100 + VAT per annum.

Topic areas covered in this guidance include:

Accidents and First Aid

  • Accident investigation
  • Accident reporting
  • Compensation claims
  • Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH)
  • First Aid
  • Work-related fatalities

Buildings and Workplace Environment

  • Asbestos
  • Asbestos register
  • Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015
  • Construction safety
  • Disability access
  • Gas appliance safety legislation
  • Workplace environment

Chemical Hazards

  • An Introduction to Chemical Hazards
  • An Introduction to REACH
  • Carcinogens
  • Chemical Hazards: Symbols and Safety Phrases
  • Explosives: Application and Risk Management
  • Explosives: Storage and Transport
  • Lead
  • Occupational Exposure Limits
  • Pesticides
  • Storage of Hazardous Substances
  • Transport of Dangerous Goods


  • Air Pollution
  • An Introduction to Environmental Management Systems (EMS)
  • Assessment of Hazardous Waste
  • Baseline Review
  • Carbon Reduction Commitment and Carbon Footprinting
  • Climate Change
  • Contaminated Land
  • Discharge to Sewer
  • Discharge to Water
  • EMS Standards
  • Energy Management
  • Environmental Noise
  • European Waste Catalogue
  • ISO 14001
  • Local Air Pollution Prevention and Control
  • Oil Storage
  • Ozone-depleting Substances
  • Packaging Waste
  • Pollution Prevention and Control
  • Recycling, Reuse and Recovery
  • Site Waste Management Plans
  • Sustainability
  • Volatile Organic Compounds
  • Waste Definitions
  • Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Waste Management in England and Wales
  • Waste Management in Scotland and Northern Ireland
  • Waste Treatment and Disposal Options
  • Water Management


  • Fire Detection and Alarm Systems
  • Fire Emergency Procedures and Means of Escape
  • Fire-fighting Equipment
  • Fire Regulations and Enforcement
  • Fire Resistance of Buildings
  • Fire Risk Assessment
  • Fire Safety Management
  • Science of Fire and Suppression

Machinery and Work Equipment 

  • Abrasive Wheels
  • Fork Lift Trucks
  • Ladders and Stepladders
  • Lifting Machinery and Equipment
  • Local Exhaust Ventilation
  • Machinery Maintenance
  • Machinery Safety
  • Personal Protective Equipment: Principles of Use
  • Personal Protective Equipment: Types
  • Pressure Systems
  • Respiratory Protective Equipment
  • Work Equipment

Legal and Management Responsibilities

  • Consultation With Employees
  • Conviction Criteria
  • Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007
  • Demonstrating an Effective Health and Safety Management System
  • Emergency Management
  • Health and Safety at Work, etc Act 1974
  • Health and Safety Enforcement
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Health and Safety Training: Employee Induction
  • Health and Safety Training: Methods
  • Health and Safety Training: Planning
  • Investigation and Prosecution
  • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • Penalties and Sentencing
  • Permits to Work
  • Responsibilities of Directors and Senior Managers
  • Risk Assessment: Principles and Techniques
  • Safe Systems of Work
  • Safety Behavioural Systems
  • Safety Management Systems
  • Safety Monitoring Systems
  • Safety Signs and Signals

Workplace Health

  • Asbestos-related Diseases
  • Biological Hazards
  • Display Screen Equipment
  • Drugs and Alcohol
  • Food Safety
  • Health Surveillance
  • Legionnaires’ Disease
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Occupational Asthma
  • Occupational Dermatitis
  • Occupational Health: Principles
  • Smoking at Work
  • Stress at Work
  • Work-related Upper Limb Disorders

Workforce, Visitors and Contractors

  • Contractors
  • Disabled Workers
  • Homeworkers
  • Hours of Work
  • Lone Workers
  • Migrant Workers
  • Mobile Workers
  • New and Expectant Mothers at Work
  • Older Workers
  • Overseas Workers
  • Self-employed Workers
  • Shift Workers
  • Temporary Workers
  • Trainees, Work Experience and Volunteers
  • Visitors
  • Young Workers

Workplace Hazards

  • Confined Spaces
  • Electrical Inspection and Testing
  • Electrical Safety
  • Hand–arm Vibration
  • Hot Work
  • Ionising Radiation
  • Manual Handling
  • Metalworking
  • Noise
  • Non-ionising Radiation
  • Occupational Road Risk
  • Slips, Trips and Falls
  • Whole-body Vibration
  • Working at Height
  • Workplace Transport and Traffic
  • Work-related Violence


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