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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.

Arc flash protection Arc flash protection 

An introduction to arc flash protection.

Asbestos briefing Asbestos 

An introduction to asbestos including asbestos surveys

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)

Personal protective equipment Personal protective equipment

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

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

An introduction to PAT testing also known as portable appliance testing

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 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