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Industrial Health and Safety

Volume 504: debated on Thursday 21 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether written health and safety advice is issued to each new employee in his Department. (311375)

While a written document is not provided to new staff, they are directed towards the departmental intranet on starting which outlines in detail the procedures and guidance on this matter. They are also given an emergency contact card which encourages them to read the evacuation procedures and provides them with key essential numbers for internal security, NHS Direct and other such contacts.