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B: Health and welfare

3.2 The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has produced a practical guide to managing and supporting people with mental health problems in the workplace. For further information visit their website.

3.4 More help and information is available on the HSE's work-related stress website.

3.6 The HSE has produced a useful checklist, designed to help organisations to clarify whether their own risk assessment approach to stress is appropriate and sufficient. This can be accessed through the HSE website.

3.6.1 The HSE has produced a Talking toolkit for line managers, to help them start simple, practical conversations with employees, which can help prevent stress. The Talking toolkit can form part of an organisation’s response but should not be used in isolation as the employer’s only measure to prevent stress. The toolkit can be accessed through the HSE website. 

3.7 The Management Standards themselves revolve around a series of activities and map directly across to the main causes of work-related stress. The process of implementing the management standards is described in full on the HSE website. 

3.7.1 The line manager competency indicator tool will enable individuals to compare their own behaviours against the management competencies relevant to the management standards. This can be accessed on the HSE website. 

3.8 Signs and symptoms of stress can vary for individuals. More guidance on dealing with the symptoms of stress can be found on the Mind website.

3.9 For further information, guidance and resources on improving mental health and wellbeing across the construction industry and related sectors, visit the Mates in Mind website.

3.9.1 For advice about helping people with anxiety visit the Anxiety UK website. 

3.9.2 For advice about helping people with bipolar disorder visit the Bipolar UK website. 

3.11 For further information visit the Mental Health First Aid England website. 

7.3 The regulations can be downloaded from the Government legislation website. 

7.5 A list of all WELs is published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in Guidance Note EH40, available to download from its website. 

7.6.1 Further information on labelling and packaging can be found on the HSE website. 

7.7.1 The HSE has developed a free internet tool (the COSHH e-tool) for identifying good control practice. It covers a wide range of processes and activities and also provides advice for products that have safety data sheets. 

7.7.3 The HSE, in collaboration with the TUC and CBI, has developed a COSHH essentials toolkit to help firms comply with the COSHH Regulations. 

7.7.6 The HSE has compiled a set of example COSHH risk assessments for some industries, available on its website. 

7.7.6 There is also excellent guidance on silica exposure on the HSE website. 

7.8.1 A poster on skin checks for dermatitis is available to download for free from the HSE website. 

7.8.1 For further information on dermatitis visit the HSE website. Detailed maintenance arrangements for engineering controls and non-disposable RPE are in the Approved Code of Practice (L5). 

7.11 The HSE has published online guidance, with guidelines on health surveillance needed where, even after all precautions are taken, there is still a risk that workers may be exposed to chemicals or other hazardous substances. 

7.12 REACH aims 

7.12 Further information can be found on

9.1 To find out more about the Asbestos & You campaign, visit the campaign's website.

9.1.1 There are many resources available on the HSE website, including video support, which can indicate the likely locations where you may find asbestos. 

9.2 The HSE has developed Managing my asbestos, a material and priority scoring tool, available to use online at the HSE website and aimed at helping to protect you and your workers from asbestos exposure. 

9.2 For further information on research into the dangers of asbestos visit the HSE website. 

9.4 The HSE publication Asbestos: the licensed contractor’s guide (HSG247) provides specific guidance for high risk (licensed) asbestos work. 

9.6 The HSE publication Managing asbestos in buildings - A brief guide provides simple precautions to be undertaken and explains the duty to manage in general terms. It is available as a free download from the HSE website. 

9.6 For a checklist on managing asbestos visit the HSE website.

9.7 Guidance covering licensed asbestos removal, sampling, analysis and clearance procedures is available from the HSE. 

9.9 The HSE website provides comprehensive and understandable guidance on the types of work methods to be used.

9.9 View the video Simon's Story: Living with an asbestos-related disease on CITB's YouTube page.

9.10 The HSE has published a flowchart in their leaflet Advice on non-licensed work with asbestos to assist with deciding the status of asbestos work. 

9.10.4 Notification of this type of work will be necessary. Once you have confirmed the work is NNLW, you need to notify it to the relevant enforcing authority. ASB NNLW1 - Notification of non-licensed work with asbestos (hse.gov.uk)

9.10.5 For advice and examples of non-licensed work on asbestos visit the HSE website.  

9.10.5 The HSE publication Asbestos: The licensed contractors' guide (HSG247) provides comprehensive practical guidance on how a licensed asbestos removal contractor should work. 

9.18 Asbestos Control and Abatement Division (ACAD). 

9.18 Asbestos Removal Contractors Association (ARCA). 

9.18 Asbestos Testing and Consulting (ATAC). 

9.18 The British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS)  and the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH)  offer a range of competency training courses for those undertaking asbestos assessments and asbestos monitoring.

9.18 The United Kingdom Asbestos Training Association (UKATA)  and the Independent Asbestos Training Providers (IATP)  are organisations offering membership to other organisations who offer asbestos training to people undertaking asbestos removal activities.

9.18 Information on the risks from asbestos can be found on the HSE website. 

Appendix A For further information refer to the HSE publication Asbestos: The survey guide (HSG264). 

Appendix B A range of HSE Asbestos essentials task sheets can be found on the HSE website 

Appendix C The HSE website contains further guidance on asbestos 

10.1 For further details on the Construction Dust Partnership visit the CITB website.

10.3.2 For more information and guidance on Legionnaires' disease, visit the HSE website.

10.4.2 Visit the HSE website to view a video case study of a former stoneworker suffering with silicosis.

10.5 Visit the HSE website for tables of exposure limits (EH40). 

10.6 For further information refer to the Construction News supplement Taking control of dust, which can be accessed on their website.

10.6 More information on the HLP can be found on the HSE website.

10.11 For further information on silica dust, including the HSE guidance The control and exposure to silica dust (NDG463) and the Construction Information Sheet No 54 Dust control on cut-off saws used for stone or concrete cutting, visit the HSE website.

10.11.1 For further information refer to the HSE guidance Health surveillance for those exposed to respirable crystalline silica (G404).

10.11.2 For further information refer to the HSE information sheet Construction dust (CIS36).

10.12 The HSE has produced an information sheet, Wood dust, controlling the risk (WIS23), to help LEV users. It provides practical guidance on the health and safety risks from wood dust, and how to control them. This revision contains new information on the use of airflow indicators and dust lamps, as well as advice on how to improve dust control on circular saws.

10.12 Visit the HSE website for further information and guidance on health surveillance for those exposed to wood dust.

10.13 For further information and details on how to find or check a Gas Safe engineer visit the Gas Safe website.

12.3 The HSE has produced a range of free resources, information and guidance on hand-arm vibration at work, including the publication Hand-arm vibration at work: A brief guide (INDG175), to help both employers and employees understand what is required to comply with the Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005.

12.6.1 Visit the HSE website for a calculator to assist in calculating exposures for hand-arm vibration

12.6.2 HSE information on practical ways to avoid or reduce use of vibrating equipment (HSG170) can be found on its website.