The Health & Safety Executive

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is the national watchdog for work-related health and safety and illness issues. Their role is to prevent people being killed, injured or made ill by work. The HSE work together with businesses to create healthy places of work and to reduce and prevent risk.

The HSE website provides employers, businesses and self-employed people with basic information on what they must do to ensure they comply with health and safety law.

It may surprise you that Health and Safety laws apply to all businesses, no matter how small.   All employers and self-employed people are directly responsible for all health and safety in their business.

You need to take the right precautions to reduce the risks of workplace dangers and provide a safe working environment.

Some HSE links that you may find useful

Health and safety training courses and advice

Our Sister company Environmental Handling Systems provide a comprehensive range of Health and Safety training courses and services.  They offer a range of services from evacuation safety plans, risk assessment, risk management, Display Screen Equipment (DSE) risk assessments, manual handling training courses, evacuation chair training right through to ‘training for the trainer’ courses.  They have a network regional offices to serve the UK and Ireland. With a wealth of knowledge, in relation to all aspects of Health and Safety, their team are always happy to help with any questions that you may have. Feel free to contact Head Office on 01256 332 723 or visit for more information.