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General health and safety factfiles

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

The following 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.

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

This paper 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

Colour vision defects Colour vision defects

An introduction to colour vision defects and engineering

Colour vision defects

Electrical safety - a perspective based on incidents Electrical safety - a perspective based on incidents

This discussion paper provides information about electrical safety incidents and the serious nature of the issue

Electrical safety - a perspective based on incidents

Life long learning for health and safety risk management Life-long learning for Health and Safety Risk Management

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 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

Safe set up at home Safe set up at home

A short factfile giving advice on interconnecting mains-powered equipment in the home and avoiding electrical shocks

Safe set up at home

Incorporating safety, health and environmental risk issues on undergraduate engineering courses Safety, Health and Environmental Risk

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

Safety, Health and Environmental Risk