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Blood-borne viruses in the workplace

Health and Safety Executive

If you are an employer or employee, self-employed or a safety representative, and involved in work where exposure to blood or other body fluids may occur, you should read this guidance. It will help you to understand: - what blood-borne viruse...

English - Online Resource

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Cement

Health and Safety Executive

Cement is widely used in construction. Anyone who uses cement (or anything containing cement, such as mortar, plaster and concrete) or is responsible for managing its use should be aware that it presents a hazard to health.

English - Online Resource

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Consulting employees on health and safety - a guide to the law

Health and Safety Executive

This leaflet provides an overview of employers’ duties to consult with their employees or their representatives on health and safety matters.

English - Online Resource

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Drive away bad backs - Advice for mobile machine operators and drivers

Health and Safety Executive

Mobile machine operators and drivers often report back pain. This can have many causes, not all related to work. But back pain may be made worse by driving for a long time in a poorly adjusted seat, jolting and jarring from rough roads (whole-body vi...

English - Online Resource

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Five steps to risk assessment

Health and Safety Executive

This leaflet aims to help you assess health and safety risks in the workplace. A risk assessment is an important step in protecting your workers and your business, as well as complying with the law. It helps you focus on the risks that really matter ...

English - Online Resource

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Gas appliances, get them checked, keep them safe

Health and Safety Executive

Every year about 14 people die from carbon monoxide poisoning caused by gas appliances and flues which have not been properly installed or maintained. Many others also suffer ill health. This leaflet gives more information.

English - Online Resource

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Gas appliances, get them checked, keep them safe Listen online

Health and Safety Executive

Every year about 14 people die from carbon monoxide poisoning caused by gas appliances and flues which have not been properly installed or maintained. Many others also suffer ill health. This leaflet gives more information.

English - Audio

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Getting to grips with manual handling - a short guide

Health and Safety Executive

This booklet explains the problems associated with manual handling and sets out best practice in dealing with them. The advice is intended for managers of small firms or similar organisations. But the general principles are relevant to all workplaces...

English - Online Resource

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Guidelines for safe working in estuaries and tidal areas...

Health and Safety Executive

...when harvesting produce such as cockles, mussels and shrimps These guidelines were first introduced following the deaths in February 2004 of 21 Chinese cockle pickers in Morecambe Bay. They were revised during the winter of 2004.

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Hand-arm vibration - Advice for employees

Health and Safety Executive

Handarm vibration is vibration transmitted into your hands and arms when you use handheld powered work equipment. Too much exposure to handarm vibration can cause handarm vibration syndrome (HAVS) and carpal tunnel syndrome.

English - Online Resource

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Handling kerbs: Reducing the risks of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)

Health and Safety Executive

This information sheet explains how to manage the risks associated with the repetitive manual handling of kerbs and associated products. The guidance is relevant to the whole supply chain involved in the use of kerbs including clients, designers, man...

English - Online Resource

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Health and Safety Executive - Diversity in the workplace (Website)

Health and Safety Executive

This website contains information and toolkits to help you by providing advice, guidance and best practice.

English - Website

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Health and Safety Executive (Website)

Health and Safety Executive

The website includes information on all areas related to health and safety, for example alcohol and drugs at work. Information can be downloaded from A-Z index.

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Health and Safety law - what you need to know

Health and Safety Executive

All workers have a right to work in places where risks to their health and safety are properly controlled. Health and safety is about stopping you getting hurt at work or ill through work. Your employer is responsible for health and safety, but you m...

English - Online Resource

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Home Office

Home Office

The first duty of the government is to keep citizens safe and the country secure. The Home Office has been at the front line of this endeavour since 1782. As such, the Home Office plays a fundamental role in the security and economic prosperity of th...

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Home safety checker - staying safe around the house

Age UK (formerly Age Concern and Help The Aged)

This leaflet is about the simple things you can do to make your home and garden safer.

English - Online Resource

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I'm only a baby but...

Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT)

A introduction for new parents on how to keep their baby safe. This booklet covers falls, fire, burns, choking, feeding, bathtime and travel. Pack contains 40 booklets.

English - Easy Read / Learning Disabilities

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It's fun to go out, but

Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT)

Key safety messages for parents and carers when children are out and about either on foot or in the car. A booklet that includes an easy-to-follow guide on crossing roads safely in various situations. Pack contains 40 booklets.

English - Easy Read / Learning Disabilities

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Keep your baby safe - a guide for new and expectant parents

Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT)

Keep your baby safe is a comprehensive guide to baby safety for expectant and new parents. The booklet is divided into two sections. The first answers questions bout choosing and using basic baby equipment such as cots, pushchair, slings and h...

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Maintenance priorities in catering

Health and Safety Executive

This information sheet is aimed at those responsible for managing maintenance of equipment and premises in catering businesses; it highlights priority areas based on accident experience.

English - Online Resource

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Mobile phone safety

the NHS website

There is a staggering appetite for mobile phone use in the UK. The UK public owns more than 76 million mobile phones, and calls from UK mobiles in 2008 amounted to 111 billion minutes.

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Noise at work - guidance for employers

Health and Safety Executive

Loud noise at work can damage your hearing. This leaflet is to help you as an employer understand what you need to do under the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 (the Noise Regulations 2005) and how you can protect your employees from noise. ...

English - Online Resource

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Now I can crawl, I can...

Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT)

Essential safety advice covering the changing risks to babies as they begin to crawl and stand. A booklet which is a perfect sequel to I'm only a baby but... Pack contains 40 b...

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Now I’m a toddler I can…

Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT)

Covering the six big hazards for toddlers in the home: falls, burns, strangling, poisons, choking and drowning, this booklet shows what easy steps parents can take to make their homes safer when their child starts to toddle. Pack contains 40 booklets...

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Now I'm getting bigger I can...

Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT)

Pre-school children can be taught about safety, but they can easily forget. They love to run and climb, copy things adults do, and can reach and open things they couldn’t do before. This booklet is designed for parents and carers of 3-5 year o...

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Picture Communication Tool - Bathroom and bedroom potential hazards

Picture Communication Tool - an aid to healthcare interaction

The Picture Communication Tool comprises sets of drawings that can be used with people whose first language is not English, or who are unable to communicate verbally. It cannot replace the need for interpreters but can be useful for day to day activi...

English - Easy Read / Learning Disabilities

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Picture Communication Tool - Garden hazards

Picture Communication Tool - an aid to healthcare interaction

The Picture Communication Tool comprises sets of drawings that can be used with people whose first language is not English, or who are unable to communicate verbally. It cannot replace the need for interpreters but can be useful for day to day activi...

English - Easy Read / Learning Disabilities

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Picture Communication Tool - Kitchen hazards

Picture Communication Tool - an aid to healthcare interaction

The Picture Communication Tool comprises sets of drawings that can be used with people whose first language is not English, or who are unable to communicate verbally. It cannot replace the need for interpreters but can be useful for day to day activi...

English - Easy Read / Learning Disabilities

Available for download (pdf)

Picture Communication Tool - Living room potential hazards

Picture Communication Tool - an aid to healthcare interaction

The Picture Communication Tool comprises sets of drawings that can be used with people whose first language is not English, or who are unable to communicate verbally. It cannot replace the need for interpreters but can be useful for day to day activi...

English - Easy Read / Learning Disabilities

Available for download (pdf)

Picture Communication Tool - Sources of burns injuries

Picture Communication Tool - an aid to healthcare interaction

The Picture Communication Tool comprises sets of drawings that can be used with people whose first language is not English, or who are unable to communicate verbally. It cannot replace the need for interpreters but can be useful for day to day activi...

English - Easy Read / Learning Disabilities

Available for download (pdf)

Preventing falls from vehicles - advice for workers

Health and Safety Executive

More than 2000 serious injuries to people falling from vehicles are reported to HSE each year. Many of these injuries are broken arms or legs, resulting in weeks off work and possible loss of earnings. There are probably many more injuries that are n...

English - Online Resource

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Preventing slips and trips at work

Health and Safety Executive

Over a third of all major injuries reported each year are caused as a result of a slip or trip (the single most common cause of injuries at work). Anyone at work, but particularly employers, can help to reduce slip and trip hazards through good healt...

English - Online Resource

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Preventing slips and trips in kitchens and food service

Health and Safety Executive

Slips and trips are the most common cause of major accidents at work. This information sheet is aimed at employers, although it will also be useful to employees and safety representatives. If you follow this guidance you will normally be doing enough...

English - Online Resource

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Protect your hearing or lose it!

Health and Safety Executive

Noise is part of everyday life, but loud noise can permanently damage your hearing. Conversation becomes difficult or impossible, your family complains about the television being too loud and you have trouble using the telephone. The law says ...

English - Online Resource

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Provision of welfare facilities during construction work

Health and Safety Executive

This information sheet is for dutyholders involved in construction work. It gives guidance on the minimum welfare facilities that must be provided or made available to workers on construction sites. Good facilities can positively benefit health and w...

English - Online Resource

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Social Care and Support Guide - Accessible toys, play and learning

the NHS website

Toys for children with physical or learning disabilities need to be safe and suitable for their needs.

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Social Care and Support Guide - Driving and using public transport

the NHS website

Although mobility problems make it harder to get around, transport has become more accessible for disabled and elderly people.

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Social Care and Support Guide - Moving to a new home: housing options

the NHS website

The time may come when living at home isn't safe or comfortable anymore. It's not an easy decision, but there are lots of housing options. Moving somewhere more suitable can make life much better for you.

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Social Care and Support Guide - Personal alarms, security systems (telecare) and keysafes

the NHS website

Personal alarms and security systems (telecare) are devices that call for help if you, or someone you know, falls or has a problem at home. They range from basic alarms to intercom systems that allow family members to see who's knocking at your do...

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Support for you

Parkinson's Disease Society

If you have Parkinson's - or you know someone who has - we have the right support and information for you. Find out about all the services we offer.

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Watch your step in the construction industry

Health and Safety Executive

Several thousand construction workers are injured each year following a trip or slip while they’re at work on a building site. Around 1000 of these involve someone fracturing bones or dislocating joints. This booklet gives a few examples of some sens...

English - Online Resource

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Working on roofs

Health and Safety Executive

Any fall from a roof inevitably involves at least a serious injury. The risks are substantial, however long or short the work. Many have been killed who only meant to be on the roof for a few minutes ‘to have a quick look’ or to carry out a small rep...

English - Online Resource

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Working with VDUs

Health and Safety Executive

This leaflet is a guide for people who work with visual display units (VDUs), and their employers.

English - Online Resource

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Workplace health safety and welfare

Health and Safety Executive

Employers have a general duty under section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of their employees at work. This leaflet gives a brief outline of the requireme...

English - Online Resource

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