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Guides between HSG 65 to HSG 107

 

HSG 65 - Successful health and safety management

HSG 65 - Successful health and safety management

 

This revised edition of one of HSE’s most popular guides is mainly for leaders, owners, trustees and line managers. It will particularly help those who need to put in place or oversee their organisation’s health and safety arrangements. The advice may also help workers and their representatives, as well as health and safety practitioners and training providers.

 

The guidance explains the Plan, Do, Check, Act approach and shows how it can help you achieve a balance between the systems and behavioural aspects of management.

 

It also treats health and safety management as an integral part of good management generally, rather than as a stand-alone system. The revised edition has advice on:

 

■ the core elements of managing for health and safety;

■ deciding if you are doing what you need to do;

■ delivering effective arrangements;

■ useful resources.

HSG 71 - Chemical warehousing: The storage of packaged dangerous substances

HSG 71 - Chemical warehousing: The storage of packaged dangerous substances

 

This fourth edition of Chemical warehousing is aimed at anyone who has responsibility for the storage of dangerous substances, regardless of the size of storage facility. It sets out control measures aimed at eliminating or reducing risks to people – at work or otherwise – from the storage of packaged dangerous goods.

 

It reflects good practice for the design of new storage facilities (and where reasonably practicable, to existing sites) and applies to transit or distribution warehouses, open-air storage compounds, and facilities associated with a chemical production site or end user.

 

The guidance has been updated in light of changes to legislation and new sections have been added, to reflect changes to industry practice and what chemicals warehouses store, covering: aerosols; intermediate bulk containers (IBCs); storage of hazardous wastes; information, instruction and training; audit and review; and process safety performance indicators.

HSG 76 - Warehousing and storage: A guide to health and safety

HSG 76 - Warehousing and storage: A guide to health and safety

 

This book is for managers, supervisors and those with other health and safety interests in warehouses and storage facilities. It will also be useful to employees and health and safety representatives.

 

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has written this guide in liaison with the Warehousing Health and Safety Forum, a joint committee representing trade associations, trade unions and employer organisations.

 

The guide is intended as an aid to health and safety management, to help reduce injuries and occupational ill health, and help the industry achieve the government’s injury reduction and occupational ill health targets for UK workplaces.

 

Although most of the book will apply to the processes in a range of premises, some warehouses may find parts less relevant to their business (eg temperature controlled storage), and some specialist warehouses may need more information (eg on storage of dangerous substances). However, most chapters will be of interest to warehouses and storage facilities of all sizes.

 

It covers topics that require special attention, including manual handling and musculoskeletal disorders; slips and trips; workplace transport; and falls from height. It also contains guidance on other hazards found in warehouses, such as storage systems, mechanical handling and electrical safety. It also provides information on the working environment and how to deal with accidents and emergencies.

 

HSG 78 - Dangerous goods in cargo transport units: Packing and carriage for transport by sea

HSG 78 - Dangerous goods in cargo transport units: Packing and carriage for transport by sea

 

This guidance focuses on the transportation of dangerous goods by sea inside cargo transport units (CTUs).

 

The safe transportation of this type of cargo relies upon the correct packing, securing and labelling of both packages and the CTUs and there can be wideranging implications at any point along the journey from manufacturer to customer, including the sea voyage itself if procedures are not followed correctly.

 

The guidance is aimed at packers, stevedores, freight forwarders, hauliers, ship operators and masters and those involved with unpacking CTUs.

 

It offers practical guidance and advice as opposed to a detailed interpretation of the law. 

HSG 85 - Electricity at work: Safe working practices

HSG 85 - Electricity at work: Safe working practices

 

The guidance covers the key elements to consider when devising safe working practices and is for people who carry out work on or near electrical equipment.

 

It includes advice for managers and supervisors who control or influence the design, specification, selection, installation, commissioning, maintenance or operation of electrical equipment.

HSG 87 - Safety in the remote diagnosis of manufacturing plant and equipment

HSG 87 - Safety in the remote diagnosis of manufacturing plant and equipment

 

This guidance is issued by the Health and Safety Executive. Following the guidance is not compulsory and you are free to take other action. But if you do follow the guidance you will normally be doing enough to comply with the law. Health and safety inspectors seek to secure compliance with the law and may refer to this guidance as illustrating good practice. 

HSG 90 - The law on VDUs: An easy guide

HSG 90 - 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)

 

See INDG 36 DSE : Working with VDU's

HSG 92 - Safe use and storage of cellular plastics

HSG 92 - Safe use and storage of cellular plastics

 

Cellular plastics include a wide range of polymers such as polyurethane and polyisocyanurate foams and expanded polystyrene. They are used mainly for upholstered furniture, packaging and insulation. Most are fire hazards and this booklet gives guidance on controlling the risk of fire. It is aimed at manufacturers, converters and users of cellular plastics.

HSG 97 - A step by step guide to COSHH assessment

HSG 97 - A step by step guide to COSHH assessment

 

This publication gives advice and guidance to employers on assessing their activities under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulation 2002 (COSHH). It describes and explains the principles of assessment, illustrating them with extensive examples.

HSG 101 - The cost to Britain of workplace accidents and work-related ill health in 1995/96

HSG 101 - The cost to Britain of workplace accidents and work-related ill health in 1995/96

 

This book updates cost estimates produced by Davies and Teasdale for 1990. It provides estimates of the costs of workplace accidents and work-related ill health in Great Britain in 1995/96.

 

These estimates cover the costs to individuals, employers and society. In comparison with the previous edition, this report provides a breakdown of the costs by industry, region and occupation. It is aimed at senior management, researchers, employers’ associations, legislators, insurance companies, etc.

HSG 103 - Safe handling of combustible dusts: Precautions against explosions

HSG 103 - Safe handling of combustible dusts: Precautions against explosions

 

This publication provides practical advice on the prevention and mitigation of dust explosions and fires. The guidance is intended for employers, managers, foremen and safety representatives working in the many industries where combustible dusts may be present. A number of materials used in everyday business can produce dusts that are flammable and can explode if ignited, they include sugar, coal, wood, grain, certain metals and many synthetic organic chemicals.

 

The publication outlines the relevant legislation and illustrates the effects that dust explosions can have. It also provides advice on how to prevent dust explosions, explains how to protect plant and equipment if an explosion occurs and covers the particular hazards of fires within dust handling plants. 

HSG 107 - Maintaining portable and transportable electrical equipment

HSG 107 - Maintaining portable and transportable electrical equipment

 

Do you have control over or use portable electrical equipment in the workplace?

 

This guidance is for managers, electricians, technicians and users and gives sensible advice on maintaining portable electrical equipment to prevent danger. It covers equipment that is connected to the fixed mains supply or a locally generated supply.

 

It outlines a recommended maintenance plan based on a straightforward, inexpensive system of user checks, formal visual inspection and testing.


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