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Health and Safety at Work

All employers must meet their legal responsibilities on Health and Safety at Work. This guide explains how Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 affects workers in the United Kingdom.

HSE UK: What is Health and Safety Executive in the United Kingdom?

It is a government body enforcing workplace health and safety legislation and offering advice.

That places a duty on all employers to ensure a 'reasonable' welfare at work for their employees.

There is a universal need to take the right precautions and reduce the risks of danger in the workplace.

That means all employers must provide their staff with a safe working environment and take steps to reduce accidents.

This information provides guidance on what you need to do. Use this section to ensure your businesses complies with health and safety law in the UK.

Health and Safety Executive (HSE) GuideHealth and Safety Executive

HSE GUIDE: Contact HSE for advice and information on work-related health and safety. You can also make a complaint and report work injuries or illnesses.

Health and Safety Executive
Redgrave Court, Merton Road
Bootle, Merseyside L20 7HS

Note: Contact the Health and Safety Executive (HSENI) for workplace legislation in Northern Ireland.


Health and Safety on Ships Law GuideHealth and Safety on Ships

HSE SHIPS: A ship at sea runs in a self-contained environment. That means the ship owners and operators are responsible for health and safety on ships.


Smoking in the Workplace Law GuideSmoking in the Workplace

SMOKING AT WORK: Legislation on smoking at work is strict and punishing in the United Kingdom. Employers and employees need to understand the law for smoking in the workplace.


Window Cleaning Health and Safety GuidelinesWindow Cleaning

WINDOW CLEANING LAWS: All window cleaning businesses must follow the window cleaning laws for working at height. Check the guide to plan and organise the risks associated with window cleaning activities.


Workplace Temperatures Law GuideWorkplace Temperatures

WORKING TEMPERATURE REGULATIONS: Information clarifying what the law says about employer requirements to provide their workers with 'reasonable' workplace temperatures in the United Kingdom.


Health and Safety Legislation in the Workplace: HSE Laws