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.
Colour vision defects
An introduction to colour vision defects and engineering
Electrical safety - a perspective based on incidents
This discussion paper provides information about electrical safety incidents and the serious nature of the issue
Safe set up at home
A short factfile giving advice on interconnecting mains-powered equipment in the home and avoiding electrical shocks
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
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.
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).
The 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.