The latest HSE guidance and resource updates

Published on: 03 November 2022

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Home working guidance and resources

As an employer, you have the same health and safety responsibilities for people working at home as for any other worker. The HSE home working guidance provides details on straightforward actions to manage home workers’ health and safety.

 

This includes the risks of stress and poor mental health as well as working with display screen equipment (DSE).


There is also:

Advice on how to keep safe at work as the winter months arrive

With lower temperatures and less daylight, slips and trips accidents at work are likely to be more frequent in the coming months. At this time of year surfaces can be perilous – there are plenty of seasonal factors to consider when avoiding these sorts of accidents.


Poor lighting, excess water from rain and even wet and decaying leaves can all cause slip and trip accidents to increase significantly. Slips and trips cause over a third of all major injuries and can also lead to other types of accidents, such as falls from height or into machinery.


The HSE website gives guidance on slips and trips and provides plenty of information and resources on how to avoid these accidents in the workplace.


Guidance on older workers: health and safety

Employers have the same responsibilities for the health and safety of older workers as they have for all workers.


The HSE older workers webpage offers advice on what you need to consider, as well as linking to relevant information on:

  • the law
  • worker responsibilities
  • equality law

To receive the latest guidance and information for older workers subscribe to the HSE vulnerable workers ebulletin.  


HSE’s website has advice and guidance on how to protect other vulnerable workers.


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