Specific hazards

A list of briefings on specific hazards under health and safety provided by the IET

The following briefings discuss specific hazards under health and safety, and include topics such as asbestos, electricity in the workplace, manual handling, and stress at work.

Alcohol and drugs - use and abuse Alcohol and drugs - use and abuse

An introduction to alcohol and drug use and abuse.

Arc flash protection Arc flash protection 

An introduction to arc flash protection.

Asbestos briefing Asbestos 

An introduction to asbestos including asbestos surveys

Consumer protection Consumer protection

An introduction to consumer protection (concerns the supply of goods not the electricity supply)

Risk assessment of display screen equipment Display screen equipment - risk assessment

An introduction to risk assessment of display screen equipment

Display screen equipment self assessment checklist Display screen equipment - self assessment checklist

An introduction to display screen equipment - self assessment checklist

Driving safely - are you safe? twelve handy hints Driving safely - are you safe? twelve handy hints

An introduction to driving safely

Use of electricity in the workplace - frequently asked questions Electricity in the workplace - frequently asked questions

An introduction to the safe use of electricity in the workplace - frequently asked question

Equipment nad protective systems for use in potentially explosive atmospheres Equipment and protective systems used in potentially explosive atmospheres

An introduction to equipment and protective systems used in potentially explosive atmospheres

Homeworking and teleworking Homeworking 

Produced by the Health and Safety Executive (will go to an external website)

Lone working Lone working 

An introduction to lone working, identifying safety hazards and mitigating or controlling risk.

Managing stress at work Managing stress at work

An introduction to the management of stress in the workplace

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) and manual handling Musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) and manual handling

An introduction to manual handling

Personal protective equipment Personal protective equipment

Produced by the Health and Safety Executive (will go to an external website)

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)

An introduction to polychlorinated biphenyls or PCBs

Portable appliance testing (PAT testing) Portable appliance testing (PAT testing)

An introduction to PAT testing also known as portable appliance testing

Prevention of slips and trips Prevention slips and trips

Advice on how to prevent slips and trips in the workplace

Rosin based solder fumes and the link with occupational asthma Rosin based solder fumes and the link with occupational asthma

An introduction to rosin based solder fumes and links to health

Refusal to work on health and safety grounds Refusal to work on health and safety grounds  

An introduction to the refusal to work on health and safety grounds.

Safe working on or near high energy electrical sources Safe working on or near high energy electrical sources 

An introduction to minimising potential injury from electric shock or arc flash energy.

The safety of visitors in the workplace Safety of visitors in the workplace

An introduction on how to ensure the safety of visitors in the workplace

The need for isolation for electrical work The need for isolation for electrical work

An introduction to the need for isolation for electrical work.

Use of electricity in the workplace Use of electricity in the workplace

An introduction to the safe use of electricity in the workplace

Working at height Working at height issues

An introduction to working at height issues