From the 1st September 2009, the Health and Safety Executive began to make guidance materials from the HSG; HSR; and L series available as freely downloadable PDF documents. Many of these documents have relevance to electrical contractors and domestic installers.
In all HSE intend to make around 230 publications available, with some 50 or so of its most popular titles already freely available in 'printer friendly' format. The remaining 180 or so publications will be converted to this format by 31 March 2010.
If you are contemplating joining one of the Competent Persons Schemes you will need a copy of HSR 25 (Memorandum of guidance on the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989). If you purchase a hard copy it would set you back £11.50 but the download is free! So no excuse not to have a copy to hand for you inspection.
This move by HSE to make such publications freely available is welcomed by all at TS4U. Some things in life are free!
Further details may be obtained from www.hse.gov.uk/news/2009/hse-books.htm