Information on key aspects of health and safety for engineers, technicians and managers.
These documents can count toward the IET’s CPD. Please look for the CPD logo on documents in this area. Please note this does not imply that the activity is specifically sanctioned or accredited by the IET. For further information on CPD please go to the IET CPD homepage.
A full list of all health and safety factfiles and briefings by title and category.
The following factfiles discuss a range of health and safety issues including colour vision defects (currently being updated), advice on interconnecting mains powered equipment, and electrical safety - a perspective based on incidents.
General health and safety factfiles (full list of general health and safety factfiles)
Looking into the possible health effects of mobile phones, base stations, power lines and pylons.
A series of short briefings designed to demystify health and safety topics, from dealing with asbestos to reducing stress at work. These have been broken down into 4 sections, namely management, specific hazards, controlling risk, and legislation.
The following briefings discuss the management of health and safety, and include topics such as safety culture, fire safety risk assessment, glossary of safety terminology, and safety culture.
The following briefings discuss specific hazards under health and safety, and include topics such as asbestos, electricity in the workplace, personal protective equipment, and arc flash protection.
The following briefings discuss controlling risk in health and safety, such as permit to work systems and the safe maintenance of equipment.
The following briefings discuss health and safety legislation, and include topics such as legal responsibilities and penalties, provision and use of work equipment, and the supply of machinery (safety) regulations.