Terminology

Common terminology used on the site

  • A - F

    ALARP – As Low As Reasonably Practicable

    ALARP – As Low As Reasonably Practicable

    ALARP is a term used to express that a job’s hazards and resultant risks are controlled to be as low as possible.

    COSHH – Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations

    COSHH – Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations

    COSHH is a regulation standard to identify substances and materials hazards and risks with supporting information on how to handle in use and in case of emergency.

    DAFW – Days Away From Work

    DAFW – Days Away From Work

    A term used to express incidents that result in days away from work.

    EHS – Environmental, Health and Safety

    EHS – Environmental, Health and Safety

    An expression to cover industrial management of Environmental, Health and Safety (often referred to as HSE, SHE or EHS).

  • G - L

    HCS – Hazard Check Sheet

    HCS – Hazard Check Sheet

    A hazard check sheet is a document that assists in the identification of hazards.

    HSE – Health and Safety Executive

    HSE – Health and Safety Executive

    UK safety authority.

    HSE – Health, Safety and Environmental

    HSE – Health, Safety and Environmental

    An expression to cover industrial management of Environmental, Health and Safety (often referred to as HSE, SHE or EHS).

    ISSOW – Integrated Safe System of Work

    ISSOW – Integrated Safe System of Work

    An integrated safe system of work is a management system that accounts for work planning taking account of hazards and controls with appropriate safety procedures and safety documentation to ensure the work is executed safely.

    JHA – Job Hazard Analysis

    JHA – Job Hazard Analysis

    Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) is a structured method that can be applied to working practices to reduce the risk of accidents during work activities.

    JRA – Job Risk Assessment

    JRA – Job Risk Assessment

    Job Risk Assessment (JRA) is a structured method that can be applied to working practices to reduce the risk of accidents during work activities.