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The HSE Infoline on 0845 345 0055 is your first point of contact with HSE, set up to provide rapid access to information, expert advice and guidance. All calls are treated in confidence and you do not need to give your name, but please note the Infoline is not intended for whistleblowing.
There is also an FAQ page - check it out before calling, to see if the information you need is there.
FAQs most relevant to our work include
Manual handling - frequently asked questions
What breaks am I entitled to under the working time regulations?
Questions about the new Work at Height Regulations 2005
Do employers have to provide personal protective equipment (PPE)?
Can a person be left alone at their place of work?
Does my employer have to provide drinking water at work?
How do I carry out a risk assessment?
How many first aiders do I require?
How do I report accidents?
Who is responsible for reporting accidents that occur to employees at someone else’s premises?
How can I keep up to date with Health and Safety?
Electrical safety FAQs
Other useful pages on the HSE site
Are you covered by health and safety laws?
Your rights and responsibilities
Health & Safety Regulation - a short guide
The Work at Height Regulations 2005 (WAHR) - A Brief Guide
Safe Use of Ladders and Stepladders - an employer's guide
Noise at work - Guidance for employers on the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005
RIDDOR Explained (The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations)
COSHH - A brief guide to the Regulations (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations)
A short guide to the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992
Health & Safety Law - very useful page on Brian's site, with links to legislation and guidance on several key laws which affect entertainment industry workers.
Have a look at the HSE page on Health and safety in the entertainment industry. It notes that while fatalities are rare, the main causes of injuries for us continue to be...
This post has been edited by lightnix: 02 February 2006 - 02:38 PM