RESOURCES

Welcome to the Armour Resources section, a curated list of the tools, guides, events and additional information we strongly recommend for managing health and safety in your business.

We have tested every recommendation on this page.  Many of the resources listed here are crucial to our clients’ businesses (and to Armour too).

We have sorted this list into sub-headings to make it easier to find what you are looking for, and as we continue to grow this list over time your suggestions for additions are always welcome.

GUIDES

HSE Guidance: Asbestos Essentials

This task manual contains guidance and task sheets on working safely with asbestos.

It is aimed at all workers who may come into contact with asbestos, including electricians, builders, plumbers, carpenters etc. It will be useful to employees, the self-employed and managers.

HSE Guidance: The Absolutely Essential Health & Safety Toolkit For The Smaller Construction Contractor

This toolkit provides a ready checklist for health and safety problems on small construction sites. It will help you to manage or avoid them and to ensure your own health and safety as well as the health and safety of the people who work for you, your clients, and others such as the public. The toolkit also acts as a signpost to more detailed advice.

HSE Guidance: Working With Display Screen Equipment (DSE)

This leaflet gives guidance to employers on complying with the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992. It explains what employers may need to do to protect their employees from any risks associated with display screen equipment (DSE), ie computers and laptops. It will also be useful to employees and their representatives.

HSE Guidance: Basic Advice On First Aid At Work

This leaflet contains basic advice on first aid for use in an emergency. It provides a visual step-by-step guide:

  • First aider’s priorities in an emergency
  • Checking for a response from a casualty
  • Checking airways and breathing
  • Performing CPR; chest compressions

This leaflet is not a substitute for effective first-aid training.

HSE Guidance: Manual Handling At Work

This leaflet is aimed at managers in SMEs. It explains the problems associated with manual handling and gives guidance on how to deal with them. The leaflet gives useful practical advice on reducing the risk of injury from manual handling. It will help employers to implement their duties under the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992.

TOOLS

iAuditor

The SafetyCulture iAuditor is a powerful mobile inspection checklist that allows you to create custom inspection checklists, attach images, GPS coordinates and weighted scores to your audit reports.

Ergonomics

Ergonomics is a simple mobile workplace health solution that offers equipment setup advice, a variety of workplace specific stretching exercises, and programmable reminders to help you time your breaks.

dB Volume Meter

dB Volume Meter provides a simple way to measure audio volumes in your environment. The app shows the approximate dB (decibel) level, also known as Sound Pressure Level (SPL).

This app is not designed for accurate measurement but will provide a general reading of the ambient noise in the environment.

StaySafe

StaySafe is a smartphone app and cloud-based monitoring solution which provides personal protection for lone workers anywhere in the world.

TRAINING

Woodward SHE Ltd.

Woodward has over 22 years experience and expertise in training in health and safety management and environmental management.

All the courses offered by Woodward Group carry nationally accredited certification in the areas of Health and Safety and Environmental Management as well as their CIEH Level 3 Award in Education and Training (EAT).

EVENTS

Royal Society For The Prevention Of Accidents

RoSPA organises conferences and seminars throughout the year, right across the spectrum of health and safety.  With programmes drawing together influential figures and experts, they offer delegates a prime opportunity to keep abreast of current health and safety advice, hear about the latest thinking and benefit from excellent networking opportunities with fellow professionals.

Institute Of Occupational Safety And Health (IOSH)

IOSH’s searchable events calendar has over 500 free or low-cost events and branch meetings, offering you expert insight and unmissable networking opportunities throughout the year.

LEGISLATION

Health and Safety At Work Act 1974

The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974  (also referred to as HSWA, the HSW Act, the 1974 Act or HASAWA) is the primary piece of legislation covering occupational health and safety in Great Britain.

The Management Of Health And Safety At Work Regulations 1999

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (the Management Regulations) generally make more explicit what employers are required to do to manage health and safety under the Health and Safety at Work Act. Like the Act, they apply to every work activity.

Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

In England and Wales, Article 9 of the RR(FS)O 2005 (The “Fire Safety Order”) requires that the responsible person, on whom the Order imposes requirements, must make a suitable and sufficient assessment of the risks to which the relevant persons are exposed for the purpose of identifying the general fire precautions he needs to take to comply with the requirements and prohibitions imposed on him by or under this Regime.

Fire (Scotland) Act 2005

In Scotland the duty to carry out a Fire Risk Assessment is imposed on every employer by Section 53(2) (a) of the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005. The Act requires that the Risk Assessment identifies any risks to the safety of the employers, employees in respect of harm caused by fire in the workplace.

CONTACT

Armour Risk Consulting Ltd, 22 Walker Street, Edinburgh EH3 7HR

0131 516 1767  |  enquiries@armour-risk.co.uk  |  www.armour-risk.co.uk