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Safety Guidance

Guidance on Lifting Operations

Published in May 2015 Introduction This document gives guidance of lifting operations. It describes types of equipment to support lifting, whose responsible…

Safety Guidance

Guidance on the Prevention of Dermatitis

  • Dermatitis occurs when the skin has an acute or chronic reaction to an irritant
  • Irritants may be physical, mechanical, chemical or biological
  • Robust controls and targeted PPE policy must be in place to prevent contact with irritants
Safety Guidance

Guidance on the prevention of HAVS

  • HAVS is the collective term for conditions caused by operation of Vibrating hand tools;
  • HAVS can cause permanent, ill health effects;
  • Employers must ensure that measures are in place to monitor exposure to Vibrating tools;
  • Simple steps can be taken, to ensure that workers are not exposed to excessive use of vibrating tools;
Safety Guidance

Guidance on the prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs)

Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) are one of the most common work-related ailments. Musculoskeletal Disorders are particularly prevalent across a range of construction industry with as much as 30% of the workforce thought to be affected. Back injuries are commonly associated with workers on site and in laboratories whereas office based workers may be more susceptible to repetitive strain injuries and related problems. Designing work to avoid straining and over exertion is the best way to avoid injuries.