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HSE Weekly Digest: Advice on Air Conditioning and Ventilation and the Latest Coronavirus

Thursday 25th June 2020

This bulletin has been provided to us by the HSE

This week's digest contains links to advice on gas safety, and air conditioning and ventilation, during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

There are also links to other useful coronavirus-related guidance, details of some job vacancies at HSE, as well as information about new online training on slips and trips.

For all the latest updates visit our website.

Air conditioning and ventilation

The risk of air conditioning spreading coronavirus (COVID-19) in the workplace is extremely low.

You can continue using most types of air conditioning system as normal.

However, if you use a centralised ventilation system that removes and circulates air to different rooms, it is recommended that you turn off recirculation and use a fresh air supply.

Find out more about using air conditioning and general ventilation during the coronavirus outbreak.

Gas safety during the coronavirus outbreak

HSE has published guidance for landlords, gas engineers and clinically vulnerable (shielded) tenants.

HSE has published information on gas safety with an overview of our guidance during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak for:

  • landlords
  • registered gas engineers
  • clinically vulnerable (shielded) tenants

For more gas safety health and safety advice and guidance visit our microsite, while you can subscribe to receive all the latest domestic gas email updates.

More coronavirus-related updates and advice from HSE

HSE has published a range of guidance and advice, which you may find useful.

It includes information on:

For all the latest information and advice visit our coronavirus microsite.

New online training solutions available for slips and trips

As a result of the coronavirus outbreak, HSE postponed all our face-to-face training and events. However, we have been developing new, effective ways to deliver our health and safety training.

We've teamed up with Virtual College to develop a new online health and safety training solution for slips and trips in the workplace.

The new online courses have been designed to help businesses meet their compliance needs, with the learner at the forefront of the creative process. This ensures a training solution that is relevant, engaging, flexible and accessible to all. Find out more below.

Latest vacancies at HSE

Develop a career at HSE and help to protect lives and livelihoods. We've currently got a number of exciting job opportunities available...

See the full list of current vacancies, or for details of selected posts, follow the links below:

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