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Useful HSG Health and Safety Guides - page 6
Health and safety guidance (HSG) publications
Guides between HSG 221 to HSG 247
> HSG 221 - Technical guidance on the safe use of lifting equipment offshore
> HSG 227 - A comprehensive guide to managing asbestos in premises
> HSG 229 - Work-related violence
> HSG 230 - Keeping electrical switchgear safe
> HSG 232 - Sound solutions for the food and drink industries: Reducing noise in food and drink manufacturing
> HSG 236 - Power presses: Maintenance and thorough examination
> HSG 238 - Out of control: Why control systems go wrong and how to prevent failure
> HSG 240 - Managing health and safety at recreational dive sites
> HSG 244 - Remotely operated shutoff valves (ROSOVs) for emergency isolation of hazardous substances
> HSG 245 - Investigating accidents and incidents: A workbook for employers, unions, safety representatives and safety professionals
> HSG 246 - Safety in the storage and handling of steel and other metal stock
> HSG 247 - Asbestos: The licensed contractors guide
HSG 221 - Technical guidance on the safe use of lifting equipment offshore
This guidance provides technical information for those involved in the supply, operation and control of lifting equipment in the offshore environment. It shows how to apply the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER), and the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) offshore.
It is aimed primarily at dutyholders, offshore installation managers, managers, supervisors, competent persons and operatives involved in the operation and safe use of lifting equipment offshore. It may also be of use to people working for contractors, equipment suppliers, safety representatives, verification bodies and equipment manufacturers.
It applies to all offshore installations (as defined in the Offshore Installations (Safety Case) Regulations 2005), both fixed and mobile, operating within the UK Continental Shelf.
HSG 227 - A comprehensive guide to managing asbestos in premises
This guidance is aimed at people who have a duty to manage the risks from asbestos–containing materials in the premises, ie building owners, tenants and anyone else who has any legal responsibilities for workplaces. The guidance expands on that given in the free leaflet A short guide to managing asbestos in premises, INDG 223(rev3) - it will be useful to those in more complex organisations.
HSG 229 - Work-related violence: Case studies - Managing the risk in smaller businesses
Concerned about the risk of violence in your workplace? These case studies give real examples of how small or medium-sized businesses have reduced that risk. Whether you are an owner, a manager or an employee, this book offers you solutions that have worked for others and may work for you.
HSG 230 - Keeping electrical switchgear safe
Failure of electrical switchgear can cause death, serious injury and major damage. If you own or operate this type of equipment in industrial or commercial organisations, this book is mainly aimed at you. It should help you to select, use and maintain switchgear safely and reduce the risk of accidents.
HSG 232 - Sound solutions for the food and drink industries: Reducing noise in food and drink manufacturing
This book gives examples of simple, cost-effective ways of reducing the risk of hearing damage to workers in the food and drink industries. It contains 60 case studies showing how companies have found successful solutions to problems created by high noise levels.
HSG 236 - Power presses: Maintenance and thorough examination
Power presses are dangerous machines and have caused many accidents over the years. If you use or are involved in the installation of power presses, this book will show you how to meet your duties under the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER), and explains what is required for thorough examination and testing of power presses. This book is divided into two parts: Part 1 deals with good practice in the maintenance of power presses, and Part 2 is aimed at the competent person. Following this guidance will help you prevent accidents and avoid breakdowns.
HSG 238 - Out of control: Why control systems go wrong and how to prevent failure
This publication aims to raise awareness of the technical causes of control system failure by publicising the details of actual incidents and showing how they could have been prevented by the application of straightforward precautions. The guidance is aimed at managers, engineers and technicians who hold responsibility at appropriate phases in the lifecycle of a control system.
The publication provides:
> guidance on the legal requirements relating to control systems;
> information about a systematic, risk based approach to the design, engineering, operation, maintenance and modification of control systems;
> an analysis of incidents with causes and solutions; and
> references to further sources of advice.
HSG 240 - Managing health and safety at recreational dive sites
This publication provides guidance for anyone involved with the management of health and safety at recreational dive sites and is aimed primarily at site owners and operators. It describes the main risks at managed dive sites and recommends a series of steps that can safeguard the health and safety of employees, divers and other visitors to the site.
The guidance applies to any expanse of water, such as a quarry or a lake where access to divers is controlled as part of a business. The principles may also apply to dive centres and sites where access is controlled to sheltered inshore water, such as private beaches or harbours.
HSG 244 - Remotely operated shutoff valves (ROSOVs) for emergency isolation of hazardous substances: Guidance on good practice
The guidance is aimed at operators and managers of installations which handle, store or process hazardous substances, as well as plant supervisors, design, process and maintenance engineers and safety professionals. It will help you to make a risk assessment on whether you need a ROSOV and details the steps for implementation. The guidance will also ensure you comply with the relevant health and safety law.
HSG 245 - Investigating accidents and incidents: A workbook for employers, unions, safety representatives and safety professionals
Every year people are killed or injured at work. Over 40 million working days are lost annually through work-related accidents and illnesses. This workbook gives organisations an opportunity to find out what went wrong. Learning the lessons and taking action may reduce, or even prevent, accidents in the future.
As a step-by-step guide, it will help all organisations, particularly smaller businesses, to carry out their own health and safety investigations. Investigating accidents and incidents explains why you need to carry out investigations and takes you through each step of the process:
> Step one: Gathering the information
> Step two: Analysing the information
> Step three: Identifying risk control measures
> Step four: The action plan and its implementation
HSG 246 - Safety in the storage and handling of steel and other metal stock
Many accidents, some resulting in death and serious injury, continue to occur during the storage and handling of steel and other metal stock. They cause enormous social and economic cost over and above the human tragedy involved. It is in everyone’s interest that they are reduced. Accident investigations often show that these injuries could have been avoided.
This revised guidance is aimed at directors, owners, managers and supervisors and pays particular attention to the most common hazards, including (un)loading of delivery vehicles, storage systems, workplace transport, mechanical lifting and injuries from sharp edges.
New sections compare the use of single- versus double-hoist cranes and give additional information on the safe use of pendant and remote controllers, suitable lifting accessories, working at height and providing better access arrangements with stock products. There are now specific requirements which effectively prohibit the stacking of ‘U’ frame racking and ‘barring-off’.
HSG 247 - Asbestos: The licensed contractors guide
This book replaces most earlier HSE guidance on licensed asbestos removal work. It is aimed at businesses holding a licence to work with asbestos, either repairing or removing asbestos-containing materials (ACMs), supervising such work, holding an ancillary licence or providing training on asbestos. Employers who carry out work with asbestos insulation, asbestos coating, and asbestos insulating board using their own employees on their own premises, who are exempted from the requirement to hold a licence, also need this guidance. It will also be useful to people awarding contracts for such work or who have other asbestos management duties.
The guidance is split into eight chapters, covering different aspects of licensed work with ACMs. It provides an overview of asbestos and its health effects, the law and how to work safely with asbestos.
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