Health and Safety Executive
0845 345 0055
Britain's Health and Safety Commission (HSC) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are responsible for the regulation of almost all the risks to health and safety arising from work activity in Britain. its mission is to protect people's health and safety by ensuring risks in the changing workplace are properly controlled.
Health and Safety Made Simple
If you think health and safety has to be complicated - it doesn't. This site will make it easier for you to comply with the law and manage health and safety in your business. For many businesses, all that's required is a basic series of tasks. The site will take you through the steps and help you make sure you have done what you need to - and no more.
Report an Incident
You can report an incident in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995.
Business Link is the national business advice service in England. Use this site to get straightforward information for your business needs and to access a wide network of business support organisations.
Tel: 0845 600 9006.
This HSE website provides advice on controlling the use of chemicals for a range of common tasks. For most tasks this website will take you through a number of steps and ask for information about your tasks and chemicals. This simple-to-follow process will enable you to carry out a COSSH assessment effectively in a matter of minutes using the HSE's step-by-step approach.
353 Bristol Road
Tel: 0121 248 2000
Fax: 0121 248 2001
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents is a registered charity. Providing information, advice, resources and training, RoSPA is actively involved in the promotion of safety in all areas of life. RoSPA aims to campaign for change, influence opinion, contribute to debate, educate and inform - for the good of all.
Fire Protection Association
2 Paris Garden
Tel: 020 7902 5300
Fax: 020 7902 5301
The FPA is the UK's national fire safety organisation and it works to identify and draw attention to the dangers of fire and the fire prevention measures by which their potential for loss is kept to a minimum.
Beeston Ring Road
Tel: 0113 2134600
Fax: 0113 2134609
The aim of the Agency is to provide Business and Industry with information to:
- help comply with Regulations
- avoid pollution
- identify Best Available Techniques
- apply for permits or licences
- keep upto date with forthcoming Legislation and Regulations
- advise on Agency Policy and procedures
Centre for Accessible Environments
70 South Lambeth Road
Tel: 020 7840 0125
Fax: 020 7840 5811
The Centre for Accessible Environments is an information provider and a forum for collaborative dialogue between providers and users on how the built environment can best be made or modified to achieve inclusion by design. Our clients and service users are disabled people, their families and advisors, construction professionals, central and local government, businesses large and small, health trusts, schools and colleges, local access groups and many others.
Food Standards Agency
Tel: 020 7276 8000
The Food Standards Agency is an independent food safety watchdog set up by an Act of Parliament in 2000 to protect the public's health and consumer interests in relation to food.
National Examination Board In Occupational Safety And Health (Nebosh)
Meridian Business Park
Tel: 0116 263 4700
Fax: 0116 282 4000
Founded in 1979, the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health is an independent awarding body attracting 15,000 candidates each year.
Health and Safety for Beginners
Tel: 01506 200109
HSfB aims to provide useful information on health and safety by way of links, revision, questions & answers downloads with a similar style to NEBOSH past papers, crosswords, quiz's, and changes in UK health and safety legislation. The overall aim is that newcomers to the health and safety sector can easily source useful information surrounding the NEBOSH certificate to aid in their studies and careers.
Institution of Occupational Safety and Health
Tel: 0116 257 3100
Fax: 0116 257 3101
IOSH is the professional body for safety and health practitioners. Founded in 1945, IOSH is Europe's leading body for individuals with a professional involvement in occupational safety and health. A non-profit making organisation, IOSH represents over 24,000 individual members working across the full spectrum of industry and commerce - from multinational giants to small consultancies.
The Health Development Agency
30 Great Peter Street
Tel: 020 7222 5300
Fax: 020 7413 8900
The HDA is a special health authority, established to support and enhance national efforts to improve health in England, with a particular focus on reducing health inequalities. In partnership with others, it gathers evidence of what works, advises on putting evidence into practice, and develops the skills of all those working to improve people's health.
workSMART is a website brought to you by the TUC - the umbrella for Britain's unions. The aim is to help everyone at work - whether or not they are union members - get a good deal from their working life. The website is not just for when things go wrong, but also to help people get on, keep well, plan for when they retire, and sort out their career. workSMART plans to be a one-stop shop for everything to do with working life.
16 Elmtree Road
Tel: 0208 977 5474
Fax: 0208 943 5318
BackCare is a UK Charity which helps people manage and prevent back pain by providing advice, promoting self help, encouraging debate and funding scientific research into better back care. BackCare's self-management programme, called Think-Back, has helped many people with long term back pain.
Healthy Workplace Initiative
Tel: 0207 413 8982
Our Healthier Nation, the government-wide health strategy for England, published in July 1999. The OHN Website provides links to the wide range of related work across government. It aims to help professionals who are working to improve health and reduce health inequalities, to access online information, research, networks and projects.
Chartered Institute Of Environmental Health (Formerly Institution Of Environmental Health Officers)
Tel: 020 7928 6006
Fax: 020 7827 5866
Founded in 1883, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health is a professional and educational body, dedicated to the promotion of environmental health and to encouraging the highest possible standards in the training and the work of environmental health professionals.