COSHH: Resources

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Records should be kept of the following.

Legionnaires’ Disease: In-depth

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Legionellosis is a group of diseases that includes legionnaires’ disease. The potentially fatal infection has symptoms similar to flu and pneumonia. Legionella pneumophila, the bacteria responsible for legionnaires’ disease, exist naturally in external watercourses, and can easily transfer to water used in buildings through air-conditioning and recirculated hot and cold water systems. In certain conditions, bacteria can multiply to critical levels in stored water.

Modern Slavery: In-depth

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Modern slavery, which encompasses forced or compulsory labour and human trafficking, is a heinous crime still taking place in the UK. Perpetrators exploit their victims, using them as a commodity for economic gain. It is often hidden in plain sight, taking place in workplaces such as car washes, construction sites, fields and factories across the country.

Indoor Air Quality: In-depth

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Air quality is a term used to describe how polluted the air people breath is. When air quality is poor, pollutants in the air may be hazardous to people, particularly those with lung or heart conditions.

Energy Management: In-depth

Friday, September 18, 2020

Energy management enables organisations to improve energy performance, cut costs, reduce environmental impact and enhance reputations. It is good practice to follow the principles of the Energy Hierarchy.

Energy Management: Quick Facts

Friday, September 18, 2020

The Energy Hierarchy can be used to help develop an organisational strategy to deliver organisational longer-term goals and priorities for energy management. Energy Management Strategy and Planning

Energy Saving Measures Policy

Friday, September 18, 2020

This organisation recognises that energy is a major expense for most businesses, with the main costs coming from the heating and lighting of buildings. Energy also has a considerable carbon cost to the environment which contributes to climate change and global warming. Modern countries are therefore under pressure to act in an environmentally friendly way and develop sustainable policies for energy production and energy usage. These pressures include international commitments to reduce carbon emissions, such as the Paris climate agreement, and regulatory incentives such as those introduced under the Climate Change Act 2008 and the Energy Act 2013.

Transport of Dangerous Goods: Resources

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Under the Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009 (as amended), Dangerous Goods Safety Advisers (DGSAs) are required to:

Site Investigation: Quick Facts

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

A site investigation is the first step in establishing whether remedial action needs to be taken on a site. Summary