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Health & Safety / Guidance

This section includes guidance for members and industry experts within the subject of health and safety.  If you have any queries please do contact Simon Brentnall on 01400 283096 or simonbrentnall@bfff.co.uk

All reasonable care is taken in the preparation of these articles, but no liability is accepted for any loss or damage caused to any person, company or organisation relying on any statement or omission in the contents.

Accident, Incident & Near Miss Reporting

Legal Obligation to Investigate Near Misses (Download: application/pdf)
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HSE Health & Safety Statistics 2016

Ammonia

Application of Ammonia in Refrigeration Systems – Safety & Environmental Requirements (Download: application/pdf)
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IOR Valve Failure Safety Alert (Download: application/pdf)
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IOR Self-Assessment Checklist for Ammonia Systems (Download: application/pdf)
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PHE Update Ammonia Documents
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Safe Management of Ammonia Refrigeration Systems Ammonia Seminar Booking Form (Download: application/pdf)

Asbestos

Managing Asbestos (Download: application/pdf)
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Business Continuity Planning

Expecting the Unexpected – Continuity Planning (Download: application/pdf)
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Construction, Design & Management

CDM 2015 Regulations – Guidance for Clients (Download: application/pdf)
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CDM 2015 Regulations – Key Information (Download: application/pdf)
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Falls from Vehicles

Falls from Vehicles (Download: application/pdf)
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First Aid

*Assured Advice* Selecting Staff for First Aid Training (Download: application/pdf)
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*Assured Advice* Provision of Defibrillators in the Workplace (Download: application/pdf)
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Cold Store First Aider Requirements (Download: application/pdf)
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The Importance of Annual Refresher Training of First Aiders (Download: application/pdf)
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Gas & Explosive Substances

Safe Handling of Combustible Dusts: Precautions Against Explosions (Download: application/pdf)
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HSL White Papers

First Steps in Safety Culture Excellence (Download: application/pdf)
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Get a GRIP – Footwear Rating Scheme (Download: application/pdf)
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Making the Case for Culture – Measuring Safety Culture (Download: application/pdf)
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Measuring the Safety Climate in Organisations (Download: application/pdf)
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Legionella

Revised Legionnaire’s Disease ACOP and Guidance (Download: application/pdf)
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Responsibility for Control of Legionella (Download: application/pdf)
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Technical Guidance on Legionnaire’s Disease Published (Download: application/pdf)
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Manual Handling

HSE Manual Handling Assessment Chart (MAC) Tool (Download: application/pdf)
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Revised Manual Handling Guidance for Food Industry
Manual Handling on Food and Drink Sector (Download: application/pdf)
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V-MAC Tool
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L23 Manual Handling: Guidance on Regulations HSE Risk Assessment of Pushing and Pulling (RAPP) Tool

Materials Handling Equipment

Second Hand Forklift Trucks (Download: application/pdf)
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Is Forklift Truck Training Transferable? (Download: application/pdf)
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HSE Guidance on Repairs to Fork Arms
Forklift Supervisor Training Regulation Changes (Download: application/pdf)
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Young Persons and Material Handling Equipment (Download: application/pdf)
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Training Key to Powered Pallet Truck Safety (Download: application/pdf)
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Free Hazard Perception Tool (Download: application/pdf)
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A Site Safer (Download: application/pdf)
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Migrant Workers

Working in the UK from Overseas?
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H&S Information Translated Into Other Languages
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Moving Goods

Assessing The Risks At Your Customers’ Delivery Points (Download: application/pdf)
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HSE Logistics Web Pages
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Musculoskeletal Disorders

Food And Drink ‘Better Backs’ Initiative – Survey Findings (Download: application/pdf)
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Noise at Work

HSE Initiative: Buy Quiet
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Noise Risk Assessment Guidance on Action Levels (Download: application/pdf)
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HSE Sound Solutions for Food and Drink Industry
Hearing Protection Tool for Noisy Workplaces
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Overtime

*Assured Advice* Overtime Risk Assessments (Download: application/pdf)
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PPE

*Assured Advice* How to Assess Head Protection for Cold Store Workers (Download: application/pdf)
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Regulatory Enforcement and Official Controls

HSE Inspection campaign 2015/2016 MSDs (Download: application/pdf)
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HSE Inspection campaign 2015/2016 Occupational Asthma & Carcinogens (Download: application/pdf)
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Powers of Entry Code of Practice Published (Download: application/pdf)
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Increase in Magistrates’ Courts Sentencing Powers (Download: application/pdf)
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Modern Slavery Act 2015
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Guidance on the Health & Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996 (Download: application/pdf)
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Business Regulation Perception Survey 2016

Rest Breaks

*Assured Advice* Rest Breaks for Cold Store Workers (Download: application/pdf)
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Risk Assessments

HSE Example Risk Assessment For Cold Storage Warehousing (Download: application/pdf)
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Dynamic Risk Assessment Techniques to Inform Safety Compliance (Download: application/pdf)
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Risk Assessments: Brief Guide to Controlling Risks in the Workplace HSE Updated Risk Assessment Guidance

Risk Management

Assessing The Risks At Your Customers’ Delivery Points (Download: application/pdf)
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A New Recipe for Safety (Download: application/pdf)
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Road Safety and Transport

HSE Updated Guidance on Work-Related Road Safety
New Guide to HGV Roadworthiness (Download: application/pdf)
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DIS8 – Freight Container Approval New Workplace Transport Checklist from HSE DVLA Launch New Vehicle Information Tool
DVLA Launches New Fleet Scheme (Download: application/pdf)
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Are Your Staff Driving for Work Legally? (Download: application/pdf)
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Employers Road Safety Guide Now in 21 Languages (Download: application/pdf)
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Report on Load Securing on HGVs

Roll Cages

Roll cages and wheeled racks – Manual handling
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Safety Culture

HSL: How to achieve safety culture excellence (Download: application/pdf)
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Sickness Absence

Free Online Absence Management Toolkit For Line Managers
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Health and Work Service is Now Fit for Work (Download: application/pdf)
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Training & Operations

Thinking About Winter – Your Legal Responsibilities (Download: application/pdf)
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Revised Guidance on Health & Safety Management Systems
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Maintaining Portable Electrical Equipment
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Online Health & Safety Training (Download: application/pdf)
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The Importance of Annual Refresher Training of First Aiders (Download: application/pdf)
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How Suitable is your Health & Safety Management System? (Download: application/pdf)
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HSE’s Leadership & Worker Involvement Toolkit (Download: application/pdf)
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HSE COSHH E-tool
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Vulnerable and Lone Workers

HSE Vulnerable Workers Site
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Lone Workers in Cold Stores (Download: application/pdf)
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Young Persons and Material Handling Equipment (Download: application/pdf)
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Modern Slavery Act 2015 (Download: application/pdf)
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Employers’ Perceptions of Safety of Young Workers (Download: application/pdf)
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Managing the Health and Safety of Older Workers (Download: application/pdf)
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Warehousing & Storage Guidance

HSE Guidance For Warehousing And Storage
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Working at Height

*Assured Advice* Work At Height Equipment Guidance For Cold Stores (Download: application/pdf)
Safe System of Work for Roofwork (Download: application/pdf)
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Reduce Operator Entrapment and Crushing on MEWPs (Download: application/pdf)
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The MEWP – a Beast to be Tamed? (Download: application/pdf)
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IPAF Calculates Fatal Injury Rate to Determine MEWP Safety (Download: application/pdf)
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PREVENTING FALLS WHILST WORKING ON MOBILE REFRIGERATION UNITS (Download: application/pdf)

Workplace Health Advice

Controlling The Risks Of Vibration At Work
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*Assured Advice* Working in a Cold Store Environment – Advice for Employees (Download: application/pdf)
*Assured Advice* Health Surveillance for Cold Store Workers (Download: application/pdf)
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Diesel Reclassified by Health Experts (Download: application/pdf)
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Occupational Driving and Eyesight Tests (Download: application/pdf)
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HSE Health Surveillance Online Guidance
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Drug Driving (Download: application/pdf)
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Introducing Drug and Alcohol Screening (Download: application/pdf)
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Tackling Occupational Disease (Download: application/pdf)
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Information on Hand-Arm Vibration for Employees
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Online Tools for Tackling MSDs (Download: application/pdf)
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Managing DSE in the Office (Download: application/pdf)
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IOSH ‘No Time to Lose’ Campaign
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Hand Cleaning Products vs. Hand Washing
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Federation of Bakers ‘Breathe Easy’ Training
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Occupational Health Service Provision (Download: application/pdf)
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*Assured Advice* Guidance on Raynaud’s Phenomenon (Download: application/pdf)
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‘Dust Hub’ Microsite Launched
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HSE Stress Microsite