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Type: Flow chart
Hand-arm vibration calculator
Excessive use of vibrating tools can lead to hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS), a debilitating condition characterised by white fingers and a loss of feeling in the hands. Use our calculator to help you to control the risk.  Measured responseThe risk of acquiring HAVS is directly linked to the amount... Read more
DOWNLOAD January 2020
Type: Calculator
Occupational health exam and tests consent form
If you require an occupational assessment of an employee's health, you will need to obtain their permission first. Use our consent form to do this and to establish the ground rules.What is a health assessment?The main objective of an occupational health assessment is to provide you with details of an... Read more
DOWNLOAD January 2020
Type: Form
Hand-arm vibration tool register
Hand-arm vibration syndrome is a debilitating condition caused by excessive use of hand-held powered equipment. When managing the risk, the first step is to record details of your equipment on a register.The tool registerThe first column asks the "Type of tool being used". This could be anything from... Read more
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Type: Form
Display screen equipment - workstation assessment
Display screen equipment (DSE) - workstation assessmentWhenever a new employee starts working with you or there are significant changes to the working environment, you should undertake a workstation assessment. You should also do this if an employee reports health problems they think are related to using... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Medical questionnaire
A problem for many employers is the risk of hiring a new employee only to find they have long-term health problems that could lead to periods of sickness absence. Use our questionnaire to find out if there's a problem but only use it after a job offer has been made.Medical questionnaireThis is a document... Read more
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Type: Miscellaneous
Stress management checklist
Mental health concerns have become a hot topic. Use our checklist to discover the potential stressors within your business and identify ways in which you may be able to reduce them.ComplianceWhilst poor mental health is not always work-related, in some cases it's caused directly by the stresses of the... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Flow chart - how to comply with the DSE regulations
Almost every business uses computers and other display screen equipment. Our flow chart can help you get to grips with the legal requirements. Why use our document? Our flow chart has been designed to simply illustrate the steps needed to comply with the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations... Read more
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Type: Flow chart
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Type: Flow chart
Stress self-assessment checklist
If a member of staff tells you that they're suffering with mental health problems caused by their work, evaluate the possible causes in an objective manner. Use our checklist to do this.InvestigationWith our Stress - Self-assessment Checklist you can systematically examine the factors which may influence... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Food handlers return to work following sickness form
Food handler's return to work following sickness formThose who handle food should not continue with their duties while there is a risk of contamination. Use our form to ensure that employees are fit to return to work following sickness.Why is this necessary?Illnesses which present symptoms such as diarrhoea... Read more
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Type: Form
Flow chart - how to respond to a DSE assessment
After a DSE assessment you may find that further actions are necessary. Follow our flow chart to ensure all appropriate steps are taken to reduce risks to your employees.Why use our document?Our document has been designed to factor in legal duties and obligations under the Health and Safety (Display... Read more
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Type: Flow chart
Workstation chair and desk specification
Workstation chair and desk specificationIf a workstation assessment indicates that your standard office furniture is unsuitable for a user, our form can be used to specify the right chair and desk. When should this be used and what does it cover?Getting startedWhilst adjustable office chairs can usually... Read more
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Type: Document
Flow chart - responding to staff illness
An employee's illness and subsequent return to work must be dealt with carefully to avoid putting them or others at additional risk. Use our flow chart to manage the process safely and professionally.How does it work?Our Flow Chart - Responding to Staff Illness is a step-by-step guide to dealing with... Read more
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Type: Flow chart
Flow chart - health checks at recruitment
When recruiting new staff you will often want to check that they're fit for the job. But you need to be very cautious to avoid discrimination. Use our flow chart to keep on track.Careful selectionChecking that staff are fit and capable to work safely is a sensible thing to do at recruitment. But since... Read more
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Type: Flowchart
Needlestick injury procedure
Needlestick or sharps injuries are those caused by sharp medical instruments such as needles, scalpels and syringes. If your staff are at risk of such injuries, use our procedure.Who should use it?This Needlestick Injury Procedure is for use by those in non-healthcare situations where exposure to sharps... Read more
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Type: Procedure
Occupational health management checklist
Priorities for the enforcing authorities have changed and businesses are now much more likely to be questioned on their occupational health arrangements. If you're not sure how you would fare under scrutiny, use our checklist.Why use it?Our Occupational Health Management Checklist is designed to give... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Night workers health assessment
Use our questionnaire to meet your statutory health assessment duty for night workers.AssessmentThe Working Time Regulations 1998 require that night workers are offered a free health assessment. Though there can be changes to the definitions if agreed collectively with workers, the standard interpretation... Read more
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Type: Miscellaneous
Display screen equipment eye test form
Display screen equipment (DSE) eye test formWhilst you don't need to openly advertise the fact that you're obliged to pay for an eye test, if requested to do so, it's best to be prepared. So why not use our DSE eye test form to give to an optician?DSE eye testsWhilst the DSE regulations require you to... Read more
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Type: Form
Vibration
Safety briefing - vibrationThis briefing provides essential information to staff who use hand-held vibrating tools for prolonged periods. What's covered?The aim of this Safety Briefing - Vibration is to ensure that all staff know how to protect themselves and others from the potentially adverse effects... Read more
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Type: Safety briefing
Skin protection
Safety briefing - skin protectionThis briefing provides essential information for workers on the subject of skin protection. What's covered?The aim of this Safety Briefing - Skin Protection is to ensure that workers understand the hazards to their skin and how to manage them.  Hazards and reasons for... Read more
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Type: Safety briefing
Occupational health - fit for work report
If an employee makes you aware of a medical condition, you need to ensure that their job doesn't aggravate it. You can manage the process with our document. Legal positionThe Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 imposes an explicit duty on employers to ensure the health, safety and welfare of their... Read more
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Type: Form
Annual screening questionnaire - vibration
Use our questionnaire to check whether your employees are at risk from hand-arm vibration syndrome on an on-going basis.When should you use it?To comply with the Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005, you need to carry out health surveillance when a worker begins a job which exposes them to work... Read more
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Type: Form
Initial screening questionnaire - vibration
Use our questionnaire to establish whether your employees are at risk from hand-arm vibration syndrome.When should you use it?To comply with the Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005, you need to carry out health surveillance when a worker begins working with: hand-held vibrating toolshand-guided... Read more
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Type: Form
Exposure to blood and bodily fluids report form
If staff are at risk of contact with blood or bodily fluids, then you'll need to be ready to respond. Our form will help you to record the details of what happened, to whom and the follow-up actions taken.When to use the formWhilst you take the precautions you can to avoid staff coming into direct contact... Read more
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Type: Form
Fit note checklist
Fit notes are issued by GPs to advise people who are on sick leave for over seven days whether, with additional support from their employer, they could return to work. However, any return may result in health and safety issues if there is any degree of incapacity. Use our Fit Note Checklist to help you... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Letters to GP
Dealing with an absent employee's GP over long-term sickness absence can be frustrating due to the lack of information provided. You can combat this by using a letter to obtain the necessary details.Dealing with GPsAt some point you're likely to need to deal with an employee's GP, and for many businesses... Read more
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Type: Letter
Average noise levels
New noise legislation has led to a big reduction in the workplace sound levels that are legally permissible. For this reason, we have included a table to help you assess how loud typical work activities can be in practice.Average noise levelsAs one of the effects of the Control of Noise at Work Regulations... Read more
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Type: Miscellaneous
Dermatitis management checklist
Dermatitis can affect employees in any workplace, not just those where dangerous chemicals are used. So if an employee says that they have a problem, use our checklist to find some answers.Managing dermatitisAccording to government figures, occupational dermatitis is responsible for around four million... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Whole body vibration checklist
Recent legal changes require you to assess the risks arising from work activities that can cause whole body vibration. If you need some assistance in doing this, then use our checklist.Whole body vibrationIf you use machinery or vehicles which cause vibration throughout the body, a Whole Body Vibration... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Pregnancy health and safety checklist
Some 97% of potential pregnancy-related tribunal claims involve failure to carry out a risk assessment. This is why we've included a checklist to help you identify any hazards that your assessment should cover.PregnancyAccording to research carried out by the Equal Opportunities Commission, 97% of potential... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Letter to employee health questionnaire
Letter to employee - health questionnaireIf you have concerns over an employee's fitness to work, you may want them to complete a health questionnaire. If so, issue a covering letter to explain exactly what's happening and why.Letter to employeeThere may be circumstances where you want existing employees... Read more
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Type: Letter
Work activities information sheet
If you wish to contact an employee's GP about their ability to continue carrying out manual handling tasks, you can attach a sheet that gives detailed information on their work activities. Ours can get you started.A return to workMuch has been made of the rehabilitation of long-term sick employees back... Read more
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Type: Miscellaneous
Medical consent form for GP and occupational health advisor
Before you can obtain any information on an employee's fitness to work, you must get their written permission. This can be done by issuing a medical consent form that sets out what you want, and why.Medical consent formBefore you can obtain information from an employee's GP or an independent occupational... Read more
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Type: Miscellaneous
Asthma management checklist
Asthma due to workplace exposure is now the most frequently reported disease. As a sufferer may never work again, you should assess the potential risks. Our checklist can help you do this.Managing asthmaOne health hotspot that has received much media attention recently is occupational asthma. This refers... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Sick building syndrome checklist
If employees have complained that their health is being affected by their working environment, you may have a problem with sick building syndrome. If so, use our checklist to identify the problem areas.Sick building syndromeSick building syndrome occurs where people feel that their health is being compromised... Read more
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Type: Checklist

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