Useful Heath and Safety Websites
HSE – Risk Assessment
As an employer, you must make a ‘suitable and sufficient assessment’ of risks to your employees’ health and safety, and risks to others not in your employment that are created because of your work.
HSE – First Aid in Work
Advice on your first aid kit, training workers and appointing first aiders.
HSE – Getting Help With Health and Safety
Useful information to assist you to decide when and how to get competent health and safety help.
HSE – Report Accidents and Illness
Get information on when you must report certain injuries, near-misses and work-related illnesses to HSE
The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015.
CDM 2015 came into force in Great Britain on 6 April 2015. They set out what people involved in construction work need to do to protect themselves from harm and anyone the work affects. Get a full copy of all the regulations here.
Some serious workplace accidents, diseases or near misses (RIDDOR) must be reported. Find out what should be reported, how to report and who should report.
Workers’ health and safety
This site provides information for all workers on their rights and responsibilities that affect health and safety at work.
All workers are entitled to work in environments where risks to their health and safety are properly controlled. Under health and safety law, the primary responsibility for this is down to employers. Employers have a duty to consult with their employees, or their representatives, on health and safety matters.
IIRSM – Health and Safety at Work
IIRSM was established in 1975 and is proud to be a community-minded and accessible professional body, run by Members for Members.
This website includes the entire content of Health and Safety at Work magazine, daily news updates, details of the latest prosecutions and a searchable archive of more than 5,000 articles on every topic, from fire safety to work at height, and in industries from construction to retail.
Association for Project Safety
The Association for Project Safety [APS] is a professional body dedicated to eliminating deaths, reducing injury and tackling ill-health associated with construction. They aim to improve, and promote excellence in, professional practice in design and construction health and safety risk management, helping everyone manage risk and implement building regulations effectively and proportionately.
Institution of Occupational Safety and Health
As the world’s biggest professional health and safety membership organisation, they’re the voice of the profession, campaigning on issues that affect millions of working people.
They set standards and support, develop and connect our members with resources, guidance, events and training.
Board of the Occupational Safety and Health Consultants Register
The OSHCR is a register of certified health and safety professionals, to give businesses confidence that they are choosing an accredited consultant. It was established following a government report which recommends health and safety consultants should be registered to an approved standard and listed in an online directory.
NEBOSH is an independent UK-based examination board offering a wide range of globally recognised qualifications in health, safety and environmental management.
Safety & Health Practitioner
SHP is a news channel for the health and safety industry, covering a wide range of subjects and providing a wealth of free online resources.
British Safety Council
The British Safety Council has provided guidance across the world on effective workplace health, safety and environmental management for over 60 years. They campaign to protect workers from injury and illness at work, and have an important role in influencing key UK safety legislation.
Safety Schemes In Procurement (SSIP)
SSIP is committed to ensure reduction in health and safety assessment costs and bureaucracy in the supply chain, by making cross-recognition between member schemes as effective as possible.
There are currently in excess of 56750 unique suppliers registered with an SSIP Member Scheme and this information is readily accessible via the SSIP Portal. The SSIP Portal is free to access and provides an easy way of finding out if a supplier holds valid certification with an SSIP member scheme and confirms compliance with the SSIP Core Criteria.