Tell us whether you accept cookies

We use necessary cookies to make our website work. We also use cookies to collect information about how you use HSE.gov.uk so we can improve our services.

Beta This is a new way of showing guidance - your feedback will help us improve it.

Metal Working Fluids- Resources

This page provides links to sources of specific guidance on safe working with metalworking fluids and associated ill health issues, as well as to health and safety in engineering in general.

Publications

Can be downloaded free from this page or obtained in bulk at a cost from HSE Books

HSE leaflets

Can be downloaded free from this page or obtained in bulk at a cost from HSE Books.

Non-HSE publications

United Kingdom Lubricants Association (UKLA)

A good practice guide for safe handling and disposal of MWF’s has been prepared by a panel of experts from UK Lubricants Association (UKLA) and HSE. The guide provides good practice advice on how to maintain and control exposure to MWFs to prevent ill health in workshops.

Updated 2020-01-21