B: Health and welfare
The following organisations and websites offer general safety guidance on the topic of health and safety.
B09 Many other sources of help are available. For further information refer to organisations such as Mind, Time to Change and Bipolar UK.
B09 Training is available in how to help a person who may be developing a problem, experiencing a worsening mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. For further information visit the Mental Health First Aid UK website.
B12 The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) publishes a guidance note Workplace exposure limits (EH40), which lists the range of substances where limits to exposure have been set and their exposure limits.
B12 The HSE's COSHH Essentials web pages provide basic advice on what to do to control exposure to hazardous substances in the workplace. They provide straightforward advice via industry-specific direct advice sheets and generic control guidance sheets.
B16 The HSE has developed online tools to assist employers to carry out manual handling assessments.
- Variable manual handling assessment chart (V-MAC) tool
- Risk assessment of pulling and pushing tool (RAPP)
- Manual handling assessment chart (MAC)
- Assessment of repetitive tasks (ART)
B16 For further information refer to the HSE Busy Builder series leaflets : Preventing injury from handling heavy blocks and Preventing injury during plasterboard handling.