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 finds staff the main health and safety motivator for firms

7 Mar 2005

The biggest motivator for employers to fulfil their health and safety obligations is the benefits to workplace morale and productivity, according to research by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

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Scaffolding firm fined over worker deaths

28 Feb 2005

A scaffolding firm has been fined £30,000 following the death of one of its workers.
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Sky opens communications channels to discuss health and safety

18 Feb 2005

Employees get chance to air views on health and safety at broadcaster Sky.

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English-only guides put migrants at risk

2 Feb 2005

Migrant workers could be missing out on crucial health and safety training because their employers only provide them with safety...

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Back care advice team wins NHS national award

26 Jan 2005

An Isle of Wight team providing advice on back care has won the top award in a national competition aimed...

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HSE issues warning over bogus health firm scam

24 Jan 2005

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) today urged businesses across the UK to ignore all correspondence from a firm calling...

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Director accountability a step closer as Bill reaches Parliament

13 Jan 2005

The campaign for tougher laws to prevent workplace death and injury and to hold company directors to account for negligent...

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Companies fined over death of employee

21 Dec 2004

Engineer died despite risk being well known and well understood

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HSE and TUC team up to break down language barriers

9 Dec 2004

Concern that migrant workers could be missing out on crucial health and safety training because employers are not providing material...

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How to achieve ‘stress busting’

30 Nov 2004

FirstAssist implemented Health and Safety Executive guidelines to improve employees' wellbeing. Alex Blyth reports

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Rising death rate puts corporate killing law back on agenda

19 Nov 2004

The rise in deaths at work reported by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has prompted renewed calls for legislation...

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Six per cent rise in health and safety prosecutions

17 Nov 2004

Health and safety prosecutions rose 6 per cent to 982 last year, according to the Health & Safety Executive’s annual...

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HSE penalty report launched today

16 Nov 2004

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) launched its fifth annual Health and Safety Offences and Penalties Report today. As well...

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HSE launches online slip risk assessment tool

15 Nov 2004

A new online Slips Assessment Tool (SAT) that evaluates potential risks to workers and others from slipping hazards in the workplace...

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Macho culture undermines health of police officers

12 Nov 2004

The macho culture in the Police Service is forcing officers to push themselves too hard and undermining health and safety,...

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