Workplace Hazards

1.pngFollow the links below to find advice on a range of workplace safety issues and how to manage them effectively, including information on legal requirements and how to develop appropriate policies and procedures.

Asbestos

How and where asbestos is a hazard and key requirements for managing it safely.

Blood Borne Viruses (BBVs)

Information on Hepatitis, HIV/AIDS and other blood borne viruses, how to reduce the risks and combat discrimination around these diseases.

Electricity

Practical advice on electrical safety in the workplace and legal requirements for employers and landlords.

Fire

Basic fire safety advice for the workplace, including legal requirements, risk assessment and emergency planning.

Gas Safety

Information on safe use of gas as a fuel in the workplace.

Hazardous Substances

How to identify, assess and control risks from hazardous substances.

Legionella/Legionnaires’ Disease

Practical advice on controlling the risk of legionella in water and cooling systems and safer alternatives.

Noise

How to identify and minimise excessive noise at work and protect workers from its damaging effects.

Skin and Respiratory Sensitisers

Advice on the causes of allergies, asthma and skin complaints in the workplace and how to avoid them.

Slips, Trips and Falls

Simple, effective methods of avoiding injuries from one of the most common causes of workplace accidents.

Vibration

How to protect workers from the damaging effects of Hand-Arm and Whole-Body Vibration at work.

Working in Confined Spaces

Learn about the various types of confined spaces and how to reduce risks from working in them.