HSE launches website

The first Government website designed to help employers meet their health
and safety responsibilities has been launched by the Health & Safety

Hsedirect.com is a joint venture between the HSE and publisher Butterworths
Tolley which aims to provide online information to help firms comply with
health and safety law and HSE guidance.

Health & Safety Commission chairman Bill Callaghan said, "We have
designed hsedirect as a user-friendly site intended to help business, particularly
small and medium-sized firms, understand and develop health and safety."

"Now busy employers will be able to obtain the information they need to
comply, quickly, easily and inexpensively," he added.

The site, which is also available on a CD-Rom, provides access to the latest
legislation and HSE guidance.

There is also consolidated UK legislation, European Union directives, news,
case summaries, press releases, links to HSE and other relevant sites and
material from Butterworths Tolley.

It is designed to help employers meet the targets set out by the Government
on health and safety.

These include reducing the number of working days lost through work-related
injuries, reducing work-related ill-health and reducing the number of fatal and
major injuries.


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