Health & Safety Bulletins - The BESA

Health & Safety Bulletins

Latest news on the initiatives and activities being undertaken by the BESA in support of its members and the building engineering services sector.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Is a 'Fit Check' the same as a 'Face Fit Test'?

The short answer is no and it really is important to understand what real face fit testing is and the difference between the two. So, we have put together a guide to face fit testing for you below.   FACE FIT TESTING Face fit testing is a process for anyone who works in an environment where the use of respiratory protective equipment (RPE) is necessary to ensure that this equipment is properly...

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Thursday, August 29, 2019

HSE weld fume inspections due to start in January 2020. Are you ready?

The HSE have strengthened their enforcement expectations for all welding fume, including mild steel welding; because general ventilation does not achieve the necessary control. Control of the cancer risk requires suitable engineering controls for all welding activities indoors e.g. Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV). Extraction will also control exposure to manganese, which is present in mild steel...

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Breathe Freely Launches New Web Based Welding Fume Control Selector Tool

Breathe freely have launched a welding fume control selector tool. This web-tool is designed to complement the information on the Breathe Freely webpages. It provides guidance on welding fume control for common welding tasks. A panel of experts from industry, consultancies, academia and the HSE formed a working group to create this web-tool in order to inform managers and supervisors of welders,...

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Monday, June 3, 2019

COSHH Essentials Guidance Sheets

The new COSHH Essentials direct guidance sheets have gone live on the HSE website for the Woodworking, Ceramics and Brick and Tile industries Further information on the new guidance, is available by following the links below:

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Friday, May 17, 2019

Health Surveillance Legal Requirements Employers’ Duties

When reading this guidance remember that health surveillance is a particular legal requirement and should not be confused with: activities to monitor health where the effects from work are strongly suspected but cannot be established workplace wellbeing checks, such as promoting healthy living fitness to work examinations e.g. fitness to dive, operate cranes, forklift trucks or health...

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