Knowledge Base

KNOWLEDGE BASE

 

This webpage ‘Contains public sector information published by the Health and Safety Executive and licensed under the Open Government Licence’.

Below you will find an ever expanding collection of Health & Safety knowledge and information as supplied by the HSE.

By following the information provided in the downloadable fact sheets, you can be sure that you are doing all you can to be compliant with UK Health and Safety at Work.

To check for any current updates, please visithttp://www.hse.gov.uk/toolbox/index.htm

The Six Pack Suite of Health and Safety Regulations Introduced to Support the 1974 Health and Safety at Work Act

The SIX PACK was a suite of health and safety regulations introduced in 1992 to support the requirements of the 1974 Health and Safety at Work Act.

Although not totally new regulations, they spelled out and beefed up the responsibilities of an employer to comply with the core basics of protecting employees safety and health at work.

By understanding and robustly applying the principles of the SIX Pack, most small businesses and employers will be demonstrating the principles of common sense and protection that the law would reasonably expect to see.

DOWNLOAD THE SIX PACK BELOW

Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations

A brief guide to the management of health and safety at work regulations. (MHSWR)

Workplace Health, Safety and Welfare Regulations

A brief guide to the workplace health, safety and welfare regulations 1992 (WHSWR)

Personal Protective Equipment Regulations

A brief guide to personal protective equipment at work regulations 1992(PPE)

Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 (DSE REGS)

A brief guide to health and safety (display screen equipment) regulations 1992

Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (MHOR)

A brief guide to the manual handling operations regulations 1992.

(MHOR)

Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER)

A brief guide to the provision and use of work equipment regulations 1998.
(PUWER)

Electrical Safety & You In a Simple Workplace Enviroment

Your health and safety risk assessment should take into account the risks
associated with electricity. It will help you decide what action you need to take to use and maintain your electrical installations and equipment and also how often maintenance is needed.

Maintaining Portable Electrical Equipment

You must maintain electrical equipment if it can cause danger, but the law* does not say how you must do this or how often. You should decide the level of
maintenance needed according to the risk of an item becoming faulty, and how the equipment is constructed.

Maintaining portable & Fixed Appliances for Managers

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.

Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS)


This guidance is for employers to appreciate their duties in respect of Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome where employees are issued with hand held vibrating plant and tools.