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22nd February 2016

Simian Risk has highlighted some key HSE & industry publications that may be of interest:

(December 2015) HSG 263 – Involving Your Workforce in Health & Safety: Guidance for all Workplaces

Small businesses may find the guidance helpful, particularly the case studies.

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(December 2015) L25 – Guidance on the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 (3rd Edition)

This guidance is primarily for employers and relevant self-employed persons but may also be useful for employees and those selecting PPE.

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(August 2015) E22 – IPAF Guidance – E2 – Exiting the Platform at Height

This guidance outlines the exceptional circumstances when MEWPs may be used to gain access to or from a work area at height.

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(June 2015) L64 – Guidance on the Health & Safety (Safety Signs & Signals) Regulations 1996 (3rd Edition)

This guidance is for employers, dutyholders and others who have responsibility for the control of workplaces, sites and premises. It is also for those operating equipment that requires verbal and/or non-verbal communications.

Download PDF: L64 – Guidance on the Health & Safety (Safety Signs & Signals) Regulations 1996 (3rd edition)

(April 2015) L153 – Guidance on the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015

This publication provides guidance on the legal requirements for CDM 2015 and is available to help anyone with duties under the Regulations.

Download PDF: L153 – Managing Health & Safety in Construction

(Feb 2015) L146 – Consulting Workers on Health & Safety (2nd Edition)

This publication provides guidance on how to consult and involve  employees and their representatives on health and safety matters at work under the Safety Representatives and Safety Committees Regulations 1977 (as amended) and the Health and Safety (Consultation with Employees) Regulations 1996 (as amended). It explains the relationship between the two sets of regulations and how they affect employers and the workforce; in some workplaces, consultation may have to take place under both sets of regulations.

Download PDF: L146 – Consulting Workers on Health & Safety (2nd Edition)

(Nov 2014) L22 – Guidance on the Provision & Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (4th Edition)

This Approved Code of Practice and guidance is aimed at employers, dutyholders and anyone who has responsibility for the safe use of work equipment, such as managers and supervisors. It sets out what is needed to comply with the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998. The Regulations, commonly known as PUWER, place duties on people and companies who own, operate or have control over work equipment. PUWER also places responsibilities on businesses and organisations whose employees use work equipment, whether owned by them or not.

Download PDF: L22 – Safe use of Work Equipment (4th Edition)

(Nov 2014) GEIS6 – HSE Guidance Sheet for Those Selecting, Managing and using Mobile Elevating Work Platforms

This information sheet is aimed at those who select, specify, manage and operate mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs).

It tells you what you should consider before selecting a MEWP to gain access to work at height and the risks that need to be assessed and managed while the MEWP is in use.

Download PDF: GEIS6 – HSE Guidance Sheet for those selecting, managing and using Mobile Elevating Work Platforms

 Please note! This page is not intended to provide details on all published HSE guidance and contains only selected items. A more comprehensive list can be found here. Simian clients are free to contact their Account Manager for advice. Tel: 01925 822 161 (option 1)