Health & Safety Executive

The Health and Safety Executive is a body set up to protect the health, safety and welfare of employees and to safeguard others, principally the public, who may be exposed to risk from industry.

The HSE’s remit is to ensure that risks to people’s health and safety from work activities are properly controlled.


HSE missing ‘thousands’ of opportunities to investigate work-related Covid-19

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) may be missing ‘thousands’ of opportunities to investigate work-related Covid-19 cases because of gaps...

DWP failed to enforce social distancing at Leeds office

11 Sep 2020

The Department for Work and Pensions has failed to enforce social distancing at an office in Leeds, a health and...

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Lower earners more likely to become ill or injured at work, warns think-tank

13 Aug 2020

Lower earners are twice as likely to become physically ill or injured at work as higher earners, new research has...

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Don’t let Covid-19 blind you to other health and safety risks, waste firms warned

7 Jul 2020

Waste management organisations have been warned against becoming complacent around other serious health and safety risks while taking measures to...

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Talking toolkits: unpicking Covid-19 return-to-work advice for occupational health

3 Jul 2020

With the UK now gradually reopening for business, organisations across the workplace health spectrum have been developing toolkits and resources...

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HSE issues warning over use of KN95 masks as PPE

1 Jul 2020

Employers should not purchase ‘KN95’ face masks as personal protective equipment because they are unlikely to protect wearers against contracting...

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Denying toilet access ‘a serious public health matter’, warns union

17 Jun 2020

Delivery drivers and fast food couriers are often having to urinate in bushes and have no way of cleaning their...

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Certification body issues warning over ‘fake’ PPE

19 May 2020

Organisations bringing staff back into the workplace may have unwittingly purchased ineffective personal protective equipment (PPE) that may not offer...

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Health and safety regulator prepares for rush of calls as workplaces reopen

14 May 2020

HSE has contacted nearly 30 employers so far with orders to improve coronavirus safety measures.

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Covid-19 Secure workplaces: the detail for returning to work

12 May 2020

As the government lays out guidelines for various workplaces in the UK economy, Personnel Today examines some of the detail...

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Covid-19 Secure guidance: Employers should publish risk assessments

12 May 2020

‘Practical guidelines’ have been published to help employers make workplaces as safe as possible, including the expectation that all employers...

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Gig workers’ lives at risk by ‘failure to adopt EU health and safety law‘

12 May 2020

A union that represents gig economy workers is taking legal action against the government for its alleged failure to ensure...

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Academic calls for independent inquiry into coronavirus safety failings

30 Apr 2020

A professor of occupational and environmental medicine has called for an independent body, such as the Royal Commission, to investigate...

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Guidance planned to set out safe return to work

30 Apr 2020

The government is set to publish guidance on how workplaces could safely re-open at some point after the coronavirus lockdown...

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World Day for Safety and Health at Work: think about moving forward

28 Apr 2020

On the World Day for Safety and Health at Work, Dr Yvette Martyn reflects on what can be learnt following...

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