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General health and safety factfiles

A list of general health and safety factfiles provided by the IET

IET Health and Safety factfiles

The following IET factfiles discuss a range of health and safety issues including colour vision defects, advice on interconnecting mains powered equipment, and electrical safety - a perspective based on incidents.

Health and safety risk management Health and safety risk management

This document outlines the principle of health and safety risk management for engineers and technicians.

Health and safety risk management  

Colour vision defects Colour vision defects

An introduction to colour vision defects and engineering.

Colour vision defects  

Joint Institutional Group on Safety Risk (JIGSR) factfiles

The Joint Institution Group on Safety & Risk (formerly the Inter-Institutional Group on Health and Safety) is responsible for coordinating the efforts of the engineering institutions in common areas of health and safety policy.

The mission of the Group is to work together by consensus to promote action and enhance awareness and knowledge of health and safety risk issues in the interests of the engineering profession.

The business case for engineering in health and safety The business case for engineering in health and safety

This paper by the Joint Institution Group on Safety Risk (formally the Inter-Institutional Group on Health and Safety) highlights the essential and growing role of engineering in supporting health and safety risk management and economic sustainability, listing some key steps for engineers, managers and government to consider.

The business case for engineering in health and safety  

Life long learning for health and safety risk management Life long learning for health and safety risk management

The Joint Institution Group on Safety Risk (formally the Inter-Institutional Group on Health and Safety) has produced a schedule of guidance describing in broad terms the continued health and safety risk assessment and mitigation learning that is likely to be required as part of a professional’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Life long learning for health and safety risk management  

Risk communication and professional engineers Risk communication and professional engineers

This paper by the Joint Institution Group on Safety Risk (formally the Inter-Institutional Group on Health and Safety) identifies the key issues for professional engineers in health and safety risk communication.

Risk communication and professional engineers  

Incorporating safety, health and environmental risk issues on undergraduate engineering courses

The teaching of safety, health and environmental risk (SHE) issues to undergraduates studying engineering courses is an important part of the education of future engineers, and is generally thought to be an area insufficiently covered in current courses.