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Detailed below are a range of important guides on safety equipment.


Confined spaces

HSE Guideline - Confined spaces - A brief guide to working safely
This leaflet explains what you, as an employer, may need to do to protect your employees when working in confined spaces. It will also be useful to the self-employed or employees and their representatives. The leaflet will help you take the necessary action to meet the requirements of the Confined Spaces Regulations 1997.

HSE - Good Practice For Work in Areas - Hydrogen Sulphide
This sheet describes good practice for work in areas where hydrogen sulphide may arise. It covers the key points you need to follow to help reduce exposure to an acceptable level, as part of your COSHH assessment.



Working At Height

HSE Guideline - The Work at Height Regulations 2005 - A brief guide
This leaflet is written for employers, the self-employed and anyone who works at height. It tells you what you need to do to comply with the Work at Height Regulations 2005, as amended by the Work at Height (Amendment) Regulations 2007.

HSE Guideline - The Work at Height Regulations 2005
Full Regulations may be cited as the Work at Height Regulations 2005.

HSE Guideline - Current guidance on first aid measures for suspension trauma
The Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL) was asked to review the advice and guidance available on suspension trauma. This review was used to address the questions of whether the current information and advice available for treating suspension trauma casualties was adequate and in line with current practice and recommendations, and whether there was a need for HSE to produce guidance.



Lanyards

Work at Height Safety Association - Guidance on energy absorbing lanyards
This information sheet gives guidance on the use of energy absorbing lanyards for work at height

HSE Guideline - Inspecting Webbing
Aimed at employers who are responsible for the use of fall arrest equipment incorporating energy-absorbing lanyards made from webbing. It gives generic advice on inspection regimes for this equipment.



Harness

HSE Guideline - Inspecting Webbing
Aimed at employers who are responsible for the use of fall arrest equipment incorporating energy-absorbing lanyards made from webbing. It gives generic advice on inspection regimes for this equipment.



Gas Detectors

HSE - The Selection and Use of Flammable Gas Detectors
This guidance has been produced by the Health and Safety Executive. It provides advice and information on the selection, installation, use and maintenance of industrial flammable gas detectors.

HSE - Good Practice For Work in Areas - Hydrogen Sulphide
This sheet describes good practice for work in areas where hydrogen sulphide may arise. It covers the key points you need to follow to help reduce exposure to an acceptable level, as part of your COSHH assessment.

BW - Importance of Bump Testing Gas Detectors
This guide has been developed by BW detailing the importance for bump testing gas monitors.

Honeywell - Army fuel service monitoring
Military fuel services have numerous applications that require gas detection monitoring. It’s important to remember that aside from their flammable risks, the fuels used by the millitary are also toxic in low concentrations, which creates the need for flammable, toxic and O2 depletion gas monitoring by portable gas detectors.

Honeywell - ATEX Directive and IEC/EN Standards
An article developed by Honeywell explaining ATEX stands for “ATmospheres EXplosibles” and is a directive designed to control the manufacture and use of equipment used in potentially explosive atmospheres.

Honeywell - Inert environment monitoring in oil and gas applications
An article developed by Honeywell explaining the term 'inert' is used to describe a substance that is not chemically reactive, such as Nitrogen.

Honeywell - An introduction to confined space monitoring
An article developed by Honeywell. A confined space can be found in a myriad of industries and applications and are one of the most prevalent applications for portable gas detection.

Honeywell - Portable gas detection monitoring in refinery “Permit to Work” environments
An article developed by Honeywell. A Permit to Work - also known as a “safe work permit” or a Hot Work Permit (HWP) – is a formal management system used to control high risk activities and limit their associated danger through specific control measures.

Honeywell - Landfill gas detection monitoring
An article developed by Honeywell to explain what is a landfill site and common gasses found there.

Honeywell - Monitoring Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) tankers
An article developed by Honeywell to explaining what is liquid natural gas and other elements to keep it cold.

Honeywell - Negative gas readings in portable gas detectors
An article developed by Honeywell. Although it is physically impossible for the atmosphere to contain a negative quantity of a substance, a gas detector can display a negative reading on either the Lower Explosive Limit (LEL) or toxic channel.

Honeywell - Comparison of optical detection systems for Infrared (IR) Hydrocarbon gas detection
An article developed by Honeywell to explain how a IR sensor detectors substances.

Honeywell - Monitoring Ammonia
An article developed by Honeywell. Ammonia is a compound with the formula NH3. It is normally encountered as a gas with a characteristic pungent odour. Although Ammonia contributes significantly to the nutritional needs of the earth, the gas itself is caustic and can cause serious damage to health




Cable Avoidance Tools

HSE - Avoiding Danger from Underground Services
This book updates the guidance contained in the previous edition of HSG47 Avoiding danger from underground services. It outlines the dangers which can arise from work near underground services and gives advice on how to reduce the risk.

Cable Locator Buyers Guide
Sometimes misunderstanding technical terminology can leading to life threating situations. It is very common to misunderstand what a function or feature provides, especially when to use a Genny. There are an increasing number of cable avoidance tools available, with a mind blowing array of functions and options.