Healthy, Safe and Productive Lives
This guide provides practical information on managing the risk of injury from manual handling activities
in the healthcare sector. The objective of providing such information is to ensure that manual handling
work activities are reviewed, that hazards are identified, risks assessed and protective measures put in
place to eliminate or reduce the risk of injury.
This information sheet gives guidance on
preventing employee exposure to tuberculosis
(TB) disease in healthcare settings. The
information is aimed at healthcare managers
but will also be of interest to employees.
This information sheet highlights the main
controls for Legionnaires’ disease in health
care settings such as hospitals, care homes
and dental facilities. The information sheet is
aimed at existing operations and does not deal
with new builds. The information provided
supplements the general Legionnaires’ disease
Lone working has its own unique set of risks which need to be considered by both employers and employees as part of a risk management exercise. This guidance document provides advice on how to ensure a safe and healthy working environment for lone workers in the healthcare sector.
information sheet provides guidance for
employers and employees in healthcare
establishments on safety with mobile hoists and
This information sheet gives guidance on the key elements of health and safety management in healthcare. It is intended for small employers in the healthcare sector, e.g. small residential care providers and small healthcare practices.
The overall aim of this five year strategy (2010-2014) is to work with the healthcare sector in developing a culture of safety and in reducing injury and illness among its workforce.