Health & safety links

www.city-and-guilds.co.uk – The City and Guilds International website, which allows practitioners to access useful support materials.

www.compex.org.uk – The website of Comp’Ex – the leading national training, assessment and certifications scheme for electrotechnical craftpersons working in potentially hazardous or explosive atmospheres.

www.coshh-essentials.org.uk – COSHHControl of Substances Hazardous To Health. Essentials has been developed to help firms comply with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health regulations.

www.cscs.uk.com – Website relating to the Construction Skills Certification Scheme.

www.environment-agency.gov.uk – Website of the leading public body for protecting and improving the environment in England and Wales.

www.hse.gov.uk – Website of The Health and Safety Executive. The Health and Safety commission is responsible for health and safety regulation in Great Britain. The Health and Safety Executive and local government are the enforcing authorities who work in support of the commission.

www.iosh.co.uk – Website of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health.

www.ipaf.org – Website of the International Powered Access Federation.

www.iso.org – International Organisation for Standardisation – a network of the national standards institutes of 156 countries that ensures products or services conform to international standards.

www.niceic.org.uk – Information from the National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting – the industry’s independent, non profit making, voluntary regulatory body, covering the whole of the UK. The NICEICThe National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting.’s sole purpose is to protect consumers from unsafe and unsound electrical work.

www.pasma.co.uk – The Prefabricated Access Suppliers’ and Manufacturers’ Association website, with information on the safe use of alloy access towers and skills required.  It devised the PASMAPASMA - Prefabricated Access Suppliers' & Manufacturers' Association. (For mobile scaffold users) Training Course for users of alloy towers, now universally acknowledged as the industry standard.

www.pat-testing.info – Portable Appliance Testing is an important part of any health & safety policy.  This site is intended as a guide to both the legal implications and to the technical requirements.

www.theirm.org – The Institute of Risk Management is the professional education body, established as a not-for-profit organization, governed by practicing risk professionals.

www.hse.gov.uk – The Health and Safety Commission is responsible for health and safety regulation in Great Britain.  The Health and Safety Executive and local government are the enforcing authorities who work in support of the Commission.

www.bohs.org – The British Occupational Hygiene Society is about recognising, evaluating and controlling health hazards arising from work.  These can include hazardous substances, electromagnetic fields, noise and vibration, poor workplace design, or excessive heat or cold.  The site includes the latest risk assessmentDocument assessing risks and documenting control measures needed to do a task. papers.

www.opsi.gov.uk – The Office of Public Sector Information is at the heart of information policy, setting standards, providing a practical framework of best practice for opening up and encouraging the re-use of public sector information.

www.ukpia.com – The UK Petroleum Industry Association represents the oil refining and marketing industry in the UK.

www.ieee.org – Website of the world’s leading professional association for the advancement of technology – the IEEE is the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.  It is a leading authority on areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics among others.

www.apea.org.uk – The Association for Petroleum and Explosives Administration (APEAAssociation for Petroleum and Explosives Administration.) is a UK based organisation, drawing membership from all quarters of the petroleum industry, including Regulators from National and Local Government Authorities, Oil Companies, Equipment Manufacturers and Suppliers, Service and Installation Organisations, Training Establishments and many others.  It is seen to be unique in representing all sides of the industry and in providing a forum for debate and the generation of technical guidance.

www.asbestos.com – Asbestos has been used in a variety of different ways by a number of occupations. Many of the people who worked in these various occupations have contracted a range of different health problems from their asbestos exposure. These health problems include the debilitating condition, asbestosis, and more importantly malignant mesothelioma.