Health & Safety Bulletins

Slips, trips and falls from ladders : Safe use of ladders

Combination ladders

Following a recent fatal accident investigation, HSE is strongly advising all duty holders and users of combination ladders to ensure that they …

The UK is one of the safest places to work in Europe ...

Provisional annual data for work-related fatal accidents in Great Britain’s workplaces shows small change from previous years, sustaining a long term trend that has seen the rate of fatalities more than halve over the last 20 years.


Norfolk Range large wheeled dry powder fire extinguishers manufactured before 2009 by UK Fire International Ltd ...

At a recent fire on a chemical plant, three wheeled dry powder fire extinguishers, containing 45kg of Monnex dry powder, failed to discharge when activated.


Asbestos health and safety information for the HSE

When materials that contain asbestos are disturbed or damaged, fibres are released into the air. When these fibres are inhaled they can cause serious diseases. These diseases will not affect you immediately; they often take a long time to develop, but once diagnosed, it is often too late to do anything.


The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (as amended)

The book contains the Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) to the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (as amended) (COSHH) and covers all substances to which the Regulations apply.


Of those who had needlestick injuries, 1.24% acquired a blood-borne virus as a result

This recent survey by the British Association of Dental Nurses (BADN), has indicated that just over half of dental nurses in the UK and the Republic of Ireland have had a needlestick injury at some stage throughout their career…