Health & safety information sheets

This section contains a range of information sheets on health and safety topics for health and safety members. For more detail please see our online health, safety and environmental sustainability guidance.

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Ergonomics and the working environment

Guidance documents on display screen equipment (DSE), slips trips and falls, temperature at work, workplace health safety and welfare.

Fire safety and explosive atmospheres

Guidance documents on fire safety and explosive atmospheres (ATEX, DSEAR).

Hazardous substances

Guidance documents on asbestos, COSHH, legionella, local exhaust ventilation and personal protective equipment (PPE).

Health and safety management and reporting

Guidance documents on contractor management, corporate manslaughter, employee involvement, health and safety management, health and safety management in the supply chain, RIDDOR and safety representatives.

Occupational health, injury and illness

Guidance documents on first aid, occupational asthma and COPD, occupational health services and health surveillance, and stress.

Physical agents and hazards

Guidance documents on confined spaces, gas safety, hand-arm vibration, whole body vibration and noise.

Risk assessment

Guidance documents on manual handling and working at height.

Vulnerable workers

Guidance documents on lone working, new and expectant mothers, and young workers.

Workplace equipment

Guidance documents on acetylene safety, electricity at work, lifting operations and lifting equipment (LOLER), machinery safety, provision and use of work equipment (PUWER), and welding and cutting.


explosive ATEX and DSEAR awareness training

This one-day course is aimed at electricians and engineers who are required to work in or near explosive atmospheres.

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COSHH COSHH made simple training

This one-day practical course identifies practical ways to carry out Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) assessments and implement control measures.

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