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Health and safety other useful websites

Main site

HSE is the main enforcing authority and source of information and guidance for health, safety and welfare matters within the workplace.  From the main site's homepage you're able to navigate to the micro sites for specific topics and areas of activity

Free publications

The HSE offers many guidance doucments. This particular section of its website provides access to download the free publications it produces. The information is arranged alphabetically by broad topic headings (e.g. chemicals, management, woodworking).

HSE Books

Source of priced and free publications, and multimedia products published by the Health and Safety Executive.  Priced publications are also available as free downloads through the website.

Myth of the month

Uses cartoons to explode some of the most common health and safety fallacies. Each month HSE publishes a new myth to help organisations avoid wasting time and effort on trivia and unnecessary bureaucracy and focus on the risks that really matter to their business and their workers. Each myth includes links to practical information that can help businesses protect people and comply with the law with a minimum of fuss.

Government departments

Department for Work and Pensions

Delivers support and advice to workers and employers, pensioners, families and people with disability. All aspects of workplace health, safety and well-being come under the department's remit.

Communities and Local Government - fire and resilience

Working with local fire and rescue authorities and other agencies to help prevent deaths, injuries and damage to property and to build the resilience and capability to deal with major emergencies, including terror attacks and natural disasters.

Department for Transport - road safety

Information on the government’s road safety strategies for reducing the number of road deaths and injuries, and information about policies, initiatives and advice for all road users.

Department of Health

Has the aim of improving the health and well being of people throughout the country. Work ranges from providing specialist guidance to health professionals through to promoting healthier lifestyles and living amongst all.

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - environmental protection

Protecting and improving the environment through guidance and enforcement, and to integrate the environment with other policies across government.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

An essential site to visit when undertaking risk assessments as part of arranging foreign travel as part of a course or work-related visit. The site provides gives specific advice on individual countries, including current affairs likely to have impact on travel, visa requirements, health and safety, local laws, customs and healthcare.

Health and safety organisations and groups

Universities Safety and Health Association (USHA)

The sector's lead organisation for the promotion of, and exchange of information on, all aspects of health, safety and well-being topics relevant to the higher education, supporting the work of health and safety personnel and others across a wide range of specialist areas.

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)

The world's biggest body for health and safety professionals, with over 35,000 members worldwide, including 13,000 Chartered Safety and Health Practitioners. IOSH sets professional standards, supports and develops members and provides authoritative advice and guidance on health and safety issues.

Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA)

RoSPA identify their purpose is to enhance the quality of life by exercising a powerful influence for accident prevention. RoSPA is actively involved if the promotion of safety in all areas of life - at work, in the home, at leisure, on the road and in schools. It provides information, advice, resources and training.

European Agency for Safety and Health at Work

Set up in 1996 the Agency's objective is to provide technical advice, scientific and economic information in relation to health and safety at work to the European Community bodies and Member States.

British Safety Council

Works hand-in-hand with leading companies to develop safer and healthier workplaces through a wide range of services.  The council's mission is to support a healthier, safer and more sustainable society.

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