LEV Design

HSE/UKLA “Good Practice Guide for Safe Handling and Disposal of Metalworking Fluids”

This revised publication from UKLA/HSE on good practice for safe handling and disposal of metalworking fluid (MWF) provides a guide on how to maintain MWF to prevent ill-health in machine workshops. It has been prepared by a panel of experts …

Offshore Guide OCE3 “Painting by Spraying”

This HSE Offshore series guidance note describes good practice for mixing and spraying solvent-based paint.  But note – it does not apply to water-based paint. It covers the key points you need to follow to help reduce exposure to an …

Guidance on Dust Control & Health Surveillance in Bakeries

Excellent document published by the Federation of Bakers in August 2020. This guidance addresses one of the more significant OH risks in the industry; respiratory exposure to flour and other ingredient dusts. Since its last revision in 2008 the well-known …

SHAPA Practical Guidance for Suppliers and Operators of Solid Handling Equipment for Potentially Explosive Dusts

Excellent guide from SHAPA – dealing with responsibilities placed upon manufacturers and suppliers of machinery and equipment for use in explosive atmospheres.  Additional sections deal with responsibilities placed upon owners and operators of such equipment and the responsibilities and actions …

EH40 – Workplace Exposure Limits 2005 (2020 edition).

This latest version of EH40 (4th Revision; 2020) has been updated to include new, revised and updated Workplace Exposure Limits (WELs) for the following substances:- ■  Hardwood dusts (including mixed dusts) ■  Chromium (VI) compounds ■  Refractory ceramic fibres ■  …

SHAPA ATEX Technical Paper (updated)

SHAPA Practical Guidance for Suppliers and Operators of Solid Handling Equipment for Potentially Explosive Dusts. Taken from the foreword: It is the policy of the SHAPA technical committee to systematically review the technical papers & presentations listed in the “Technical …

HSE Update: Welding fume

Earlier in 2019, the HSE released their bulletin announcing that Mild Steel welding fumes was now classed as carcinogen.  This put Mild steel welding into the same category as Stainless and Galv welding (just to name a few examples). The …

Breathe Freely_Welding Fume Control Selector Tool

An online Welding Fume Control Selector Tool In light of the HSE’s bulletin announcing Mild Steel welding as a carcinogen, Breathe Freely have supplied this web-tool.  It is designed to complement the information on the Breathe Freely in Manufacturing webpages. …

HSG258; Controlling airborne contaminants at work; A guide to local exhaust ventilation (LEV)

Controlling airborne contaminants at work; A guide to local exhaust ventilation (LEV) Third Edition, Published by HSE 2017 This is HSE’s current guide on LEV and related topics.  Here you will find recommended Duct Velocities, Captor Velocities, Face Velocities, and …

HSE RR1126 – In-Cab Air Filtration in Plant Vehicles to Control Exposure to Hazardous Dust

This Research Report (RR1126) by HSE, published in 2018 looked at the factors that influence the effectiveness of in-cab air filtration systems throughout their operational lifecycle, including system design, in-service use, and maintenance. The research included developing a new scientific …