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Further Information

There is lots of useful and free information available to help you and your company work safely. The links below will take you to some of that information.

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About asthma Health Suveillance for Occupational Asthma

Absolutely Essential Health & Safety Toolkit for the Smaller Construction Contrators

Accident Book Record book for accident

Advice for Workers on Back Pain

Alcohol & Drugs at Work

Alcohol Concern making sence of alcohol

Alcohol Misuse at Work current legal base and any legal developments

Architects Registration Board ARB was established by Parliament in 1997 to regulate the architects’ profession in the UK.  We are an independent, public interest body and our work in regulating architects ensures that good standards within the profession are consistently maintained for the benefit of the public and architects alike.

Architectural Cladding Association The Architectural Cladding Association's principal objectives are to increase awareness of architectural precast cladding and provide technical advice to specifiers and users. Members of the Association are required to meet strict criteria including a proven track record in design, manufacture and site erection.

Are You a Construction Worker

Are You a Contractor

Are You a Small Builder

Asbestos Basics  what it is, where it is found and how dangerous is asbestos

Asbestos Essentials a book filled with asbestos essentials task sheets

Asbestos Exposure mesothelioma and asbestos cancer resource

Asbestos Health & Safety 

Asbestos Hidden Killer Campaign a campaign run by HSE to show the dangers of working with asbestos

Asbestos Information & Guidance leaflets, guidance on duty to manage, employees, licensing and enforcement

Asbestos Managing & Working  This information will be of particular interest to employers, asbestos contractors and others with duties under asbestos regulations, together with those workers currently at greatest risk from exposure to asbestos.

Asbestos Removal Contractors Association ARCA (Asbestos Removal Contractors Association) has been in operation for over 30 years providing asbestos training and representing the interests of asbestos removal contractors and associated asbestos businesses throughout the UK.

Asbestos Training - United Kingdom Asbestos Training Association UKATA sets standards in asbestos training and ensures that its members meet those standards. It is a legal requirement that all who may come across asbestos in their day to day work have been provided with asbestos awareness training. If they will intentionally work on asbestos they must have had appropriate training specific to the the tasks they will undertake.

Asbestos Training Standards industry standards and best practice

Asbestos: The Licenced Contractors Guide For businesses holding a licence to work with (either repair or removal of) asbestos-containing materials (ACM's), those supervising such operations and those with an ancillary licence or providing training on asbestos 

Association of Building Engineers (ABE) is the professional body for those specialisng in the technology of Building orginally named 'The Incorporated of Architects & Surveyors'. The ABE provides the prime qualification Building Engineer, a title that exactly reflects the professional expertise of members and one that is readily understood in the European Union and beyond.

AECB AECB, the Sustainable Building Association, is a network of individuals and companies with a common aim of promoting sustainable building. It brings together builders, architects, designers, manufacturers, housing associations and local authorities, to develop, share and promote best practice in environmentally sustainable building. 

Association Project Safety  The Association for Project Safety (APS) is a multi-disciplinary membership body for those who operate in, or have an interest in, Health and Safety Risk Management in the Construction Industry.

Association of Welding Distribution  was created to support and promote the professional standards of its members of its members in dealing with customers, supplies and competitors.

Association of Brickwork Contractors The primary goal of the association is to promote the role of the bricklayer and the brick contractor. More specifically, it will seek to improve standards by forcusing on four main areas - quality of work - employment - health & safety and training and education. 

Association of Specialist Underpinning Contractors ASUCplus is an independent trade association formed by a number of leading contractors to promote professional and technical competence within the subsidence industry. Members offer a comprehensive range of subsidence repair techniques and engineered foundation solutions.

Association of Technical Lighting & Access Specialists Since 1946, ATLAS has been supporting its member companies in the working at height industry.With membership predominantly from the steeplejack and lightning protection sector, ATLAS has been continually striving to improve working practices, technical quality and accepted standards. The benefit is naturally felt by member companies, but also extends to clients of members who work within this specialist sector.

Asthma information on occupational asthma

Asthma Case Studies the case studies in this section are all real incidents with real and often serious long-term consequences for the people involved with regard to occupational asthma.

Avoiding Concealed Services & Overhead Powerlines




Back Pain Advice for employers, for workers, for health professionals and living with back pain

Bankmen & Signallers Banksmen are operatives trained to direct vehicle movement on or around site. They are often called traffic marshals

Birmingham Health, Safety & Environment Association (BHSEA) Our main aim is to help improve standards of Health & Safety and the environment. We have a programme of monthly meetings and a staffed office and resource centre. We are also involved in promoting health & safety 'behind the scenes' including give advice particullarly to smaller organisations and working with the HSE and other enforcing organisations.

Brick Development Association The Brick Development Association represents the United Kingdom and Ireland's clay brick and paver industries. Our role is to ensure clay brick and pavers are recognised as the material of choice by architects, engineers, planners, specifiers, developers, landscapers, builders and property owners.

Bricklayer example risk assessment for contract bricklayers

Brick Laying musculoskeletal disorders

British Cement Association MPA Cement is part of the Mineral Products Association, the trade association for the aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete, lime, mortar and silica sand industries.

British Constructional Steelwork Association SiSC has been established to help the small and medium size members comply with the Management of Health and Safety Regulations by giving those that subscribe the availability of direct competent health & safety advice.

British Occupational Hygiene Society Working for a healthier workplace
BOHS is one of the biggest occupational hygiene societies in Europe, and the only professional society representing qualified occupational hygienists in the UK.

British Precast Concrete Federation An international trade association, NPCA represents manufactures of plant produced precast concrete products and companies that provide the equipment, supplies and services to make these products. Founded in 1965, NPCA connects leaders in the manufactured conctrete industry through educational, leadership and networking opportunities. The association currently represents more than 1,100 companies that are committed to expanding the use of quality precast. BPCA also provides technical and production information through eight product committees, which consist of members who concentrate on specific product lines within the precast industry.

British Safety Council The British Safety Council (BSC) is one of the world’s leading health and safety organisations. Our mission is to keep people healthy and safe at work. Our range of charitable initiatives, such as free health and safety qualifications for school children, is supported by a broad mix of commercial activities centred on membership, training, auditing and qualifications.

British Safety Industry Federation The British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF) is the UK's leading trade body within the safety industry.  We have over 160 members including manufacturers, distributors, test houses, certification bodies, safety professionals and service providers.Our aim is to provide support and guidance on a wide range of occupational safety issues. Click on the side menu to find out more about our members' products and services as well as the latest BSIF news, events and initiatives.

British Standards Institution (BSI) Since its foundation in 1901 as the Engineering Standards Committee, BSI Group has grown into a leading global independent business services organization providing standard-based solutions in more than 140 countries.

BSI Group:

  • develops private, national and international standards
  • certifies management systems and products
  • provides testing and certification of products and services
  • provides training and information on standards and international trade and
  • provides performance management and supply chain management software solutions

British Woodworking Federation - is the trade association for the woodworking and joinery manufaturing in the UK. It has over 500 members drawn from manufacturers, distributors and installers of timber doors, windows, conservatories, staircases, all forms of architectural joinety including shopfitting, timber frame buildings and engineered timber components, as well as suppliers to the industry. The total turnover of the BWF'snts, as well as suppliers to the industry. The total turnover of the BWF's manufacturing membership in 2005 was approximately £617 million.

British Research Establishment -Through the BRE Group of Companies BRE and BRE Global, we provide a complete range of consultancy, testing, certification, commissioned research and training services covering all aspects of the built environmentand associated industries. 

Business Benefits looking after your business

Business Link - helps your business save time and moneyby giving you instant access to clear, simple, and trustworthy information. It is developed in partnershipwith subjects experts within government and relevant-business support organisations to helpyou comply with regulations and improve your performance. Whether you are starting up, already in business, or looking to grow and develop we can help:

  • pay the correct tax;
  • manage your finances;
  • employ people;
  • find and keep customers;
  • comply with environmetal legislation;
  • trade internationally;
  • understand regulations in your sector;
  • find events and support near you.

Business to Business Internet Business to Business Internet (BBI) has been providing innovative Internet solutions for business since 1996. During this time our portfolio of services has grown to cover every aspect of web-based development and e-commerce solutions required by today’s business. 

Buy Quiet helps manufacturers, importers, suppliers and users of equipment to work together to reduce the risk of noise-induced hearing loss in the workplace. It supports users in their duty to avoid high noise equipment when suitable lower noise equipment is available and manufacturers in their duty to minimise noise by technical means.




Carpenters' Company  The Company today continues its centuries’ long tradition of charitable and educational activities and maintains close links with the carpentry and woodworking professions.

CDM Coordinators  the CDM Coordinator is the link to what is required under health and safety law with the client who is paying for the construction work being done


Cement Information Sheet

Chartered Institute of Building The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) represents on behalf of the public the most diverse set of professionals in the construction industry, setting the pace globally for high standards of professionalism in the built environment. 

Chartered Institution of Building Service Engineers (CIBSE) CIBSE promotes the career of building services engineers by accrediting courses of study in further and higher education, by approving workbased training programmes and providing routes to full professional Registration and Membership, including Chartered Engineer, Incorporated Engineer and Engineering Technician. Once you are qualified, CIBSE offers you a range of services, all focussed on maintaining and enhancing professional excellence throughout your career.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder

Clay Roof Tile Council The Clay Roof Tile Council was established in 1981 and is the UK's independent trade association for the promotion of clay roof tiles in refurbishment and new build projects.
The Clay Roof Tile Council comprises the five leading UK clay roof tile manufacturers, between them boasting over 1,000 years of production expertise.

Cleaning Up Silica Dust


Complaints & Concerns

Concrete Block Association CBA is the trade body representing an industry producing around 6 million m2 of dense and lightweight aggregate concrete building blocks per year. Concrete blocks continue to adhere to all relevant building regulations and are available in various strengths weights and surface textures. It is not suprising that they continue to be the best selling house building block in the UK recommended by architects and specifiers as the block to use for a successful build. 

Concrete & Cement

Concrete Society The activities of The Society's advisory, technical development, professional/business networking, CPD and information services provide the construction industry with a major focal point for information and a proactive forum for debate and action. We play a vital role in encouraging the use and development of concrete as a uniquely versatile and competitive material. 

Confederation of Ariel Industries Limited The CIA is the recognised body for the ariel and satellite industry. They are committed to raising Standards within the industry and whilst the criteria for membership is extreamly high, the consumer is assured of a qualityinstallation.One of the many membership requirements is that any installing member company will agree to the examination and test of any equipment manufactured or supplied, the inspection of any installation or investigation into conduct which could have a detrimental effect on the reputation of the CAI or its Members.

Confederation of Construction Specialists If you are a specialist contractor you should join the CCS and benefit from the support it offers. The Confederation achieves real and beneficial improvements in the business environment in which specialist companies operate.It provides:-

  • A strong common focus for the interests of Specialist construction companies.
  • Campaigns positively for greater fairness and efficiency.
  • Provides a comprehensive and very highly regarded programme of contractual training courses aimed at meeting the vital and fundamental needs of the staff of Specialist companies
  • Is dedicated to serving the real interests of Specialist companies and to ensuring that they have a strong independent voice in the construction sector
  • Is committed to solving the problems of contractual abuse and inefficiency
  • Acts as an Adjudicator Nominating Body under the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996
  • Produces a range of standard equitable contract documents, including the widely used Gold Form of Secondary Sub Contract

Confederation of Roofing Contractors The CORC was formed in 1985 to promote membership and protect the general public against unscrupulous roofing contractors. Since then the Confederation has expanded to become an elite organisation specialising in the provision of roofing services to all market sectors. Our members are totally committed to providing all clients with a quality driven service, which reflects good craft skills, working practices and reasonable fees. High quality standards should be pursued in all aspects of business practice. These are enshrined within the general rules of membership and specifically the recommended Codes of Conduct.

Confined Spaces A confined space is a place which is substantially enclosed (though not always entirely), and where serious injury can occur from hazardous substances or conditions within the space or nearby (e.g. lack of oxygen).

Constructing Excellence Constructing Excellence is the single organisation charged with driving the change agenda in construction. We exist to improve industry performance in order to produce a better built environment. We are a cross-sector, cross-supply chain, member led organisation operating for the good of industry and its stakeholders.


Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2007

Construction Employers Federation Limited The CEF is the only certified employers organisation for the construction industry based in Northern Ireland. It has a membership of over 1300 companies of all sizes and across all sectors of the construction industry, from civil engineering to general construction, house building and repair and maintenance. 85% of our members are small and medium sized business, yet CEF members account for 75% of Northern Ireland’s total construction output. 

Construction Excavators & LOLER

Construction - Fire

Construction Health and Safety Group The Construction Health and Safety Group (CHSG) was formed in 1952 with a membership of 17 representatives from the major construction companies in the London area. In 2002 it celebrated 50 years of remarkable achievement and sustained success in the field of accident prevention, having established itself as one of the premier safety groups and main providers of construction safety training in the country. It has a reputation for the delivery of first class training, where customer care and efficient, effective service is a priority.

Construction Industry Council The Construction Industry Council (CIC) is the representative forum for the professional bodies, research organisations and specialist business associations in the construction industry. It provides a single voice for professionals in all sectors of the built environment through its collective membership of 500,000 individual professionals and 25,000 firms of construction consultants.

Construction Industry Information Group Since 1976 the City Legal Information Group (CLIG) has been supporting legal information professionals in and around London. We regularly organise topical and social events with the aim of helping information professionals network and share their thoughts and experiences.

Construction Industry Research Information Association  CIRIA operates accross market sectors and disciplines we deliver a programme of business improvement services and research activities for our members and those engaged with the delivery and operation of the built environment.

Construction News & Updates

Construction Plant Hire Association The Construction Plant Hire Association membership comprises in excess of 1,500 companies, who jointly represent over 90% by turnover of all UK Construction Plant Hire. The CPA through its strong membership has a powerful voice within Industry and Government on all matters relating to construction and the hire of plant.

Construction Products Association The Construction Products Association represents the UK¡¯s manufacturers and suppliers of construction products components and fittings.  It acts as the voice of the construction products sector representing the industry-wide view of its members. 


Construction Site Transport Safety

Construction Skills As a leading Sector Skills Council and Industry Training Board, ConstructionSkills understands the needs of employers and works to ensure a safe, professional and fully qualified workforce. We provide advice, courses and funds for training to help improve construction businesses.

Contact Dermititis

Contact HSE 


Contractors' Health & Safety Assessment Centre (CHAS) Welcome to the Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS). We are dedicated to completing health and safety pre-qualification assessments to a nationally recognised and accepted threshold standard. CHAS is a founder member and past Chair of Safety Schemes in Procurement – Competence Forum or SSIP. Please go to or click here for full details.

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) 

Corporate Manslaughter

COSHH Essentails COSHH Essentials has been developed to help firms comply with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH). COSHH requires employers to:

  • assess the risks to health from chemicals and decide what controls are needed;
  • use those controls and make sure workers use them;
  • make sure the controls are working properly;
  • inform workers about the risks to their health;
  • train workers.

Crossing High-Speed Roads on Foot during Temporary Traffic-Management Works






Domestic Basement Construction Projects

Driving for Work - Own Vehicle

Drug Misuse

Dust in Construction

Dust Control of Cut-Off Saws used for Stone or Concrete Cutting



Eco-Management & Audit Scheme The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) is a registered charity and the professional voice for environmental health.  It sets standards, accredits courses and qualifications for the education of members and other environmental health practitioners.

Electrical Safety

Electrical Safety Council  Is an idependant charity committed to reducing deaths and injuries through electrical accidents at home and at work. We are supported by all sectors of the electrical industry as well as local and central government, and we work to promote safety and good practice. Through our activities and partnerships, we aim to ensure that consumers' needs are recognised and that issues of safety are given appropriate priority in all matters electrical. This includes:

  • promoting changes in attitude and behaviour by raising consumer awareness of the issues and risks;
  • influencing other stakeholders to consider consumer needs;
  • campaigning in areas of risk;
  • promoting best practice across industry.

Electrical Safety & You

Electrical Contractors Association Founded in 1901, the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) is the UK’s leading trade association representing the interests of contractors who design, install, inspect, test and maintain electrical and electronic equipment and services.The ECA has three clear aims:

  • To provide a comprehensive, first-class range of tools and expert support services to our 3,000+ Registered Members. Our members range from local contractors to national building services organisations and collectively have an annual turnover of more than £5 billion, employ over 30,000 operatives and support 8,000 apprentices in craft training. To work with regulatory bodies, government and opinion formers to build an efficient and sustainable industry, based on high standards of training and practice. Through representation and lobbying, the ECA actively leads on key issues including safety, training, qualification and technological development.

Employers Liability Compulsory Insurance

Enforcing Health & Safety

Enforcement Policy Statement

Essentials for all who Manage Health and Safety in the Workplace

Eurpoean Agency for Health and Safety at Work



Falls & Trips in Construction

Falls from Height

Falsework - Safe Erection, Use and Dismantelling of

Federation of Environmental Trade Association (FETA) FETA is the recognised UK body representing the interests of over 400 manufacturers, suppliers, installers and contractors within the heating, ventilating, building controls, refridgeration and air conditioning industry to policy makers and the wider public.

Federation of Plastering & Drywall Contractors FPDC represents specialist contractors, promoting best practice, excellence and professionalism in plastering and drylining. 

Fee for Intervention FFI HSE now operates a Fee for Intervention (FFI) cost recovery scheme, which came into effect on 1 October 2012.

What is FFI 

Resources for FFI

Fire & Explosion

Fire & Explosion Leaflet

Fire Protection Association

First Aid at Work

First Aid at Work - Your Questions Answered 

Five Steps to Risk Assessment

Fixed Scaffold

Fork Lift Truck Association Welcome to the Fork Lift Truck Association: your first port of call for information and advice on fork lift trucks and materials handling issues. This site features free materials, including helpful fact sheets on operation, training and safety.  There’s an online catalogue of resources and important documentation, details of key events, and ways to contact local FLTA Members.

Free Leaflets about Regulations

Free Leaflets & Information Sheets on Construction

Field Operations Division

Frequently asked Questions & Answers in Construction

F10 - Nortification of CDM Construction Project

F2508 Guidance Notes

F2508IE - Report of an injury

F2508DOE - Report of a dangerous occurance

F2508A - Report of a disease

F2508G1E - Report of a flammable gas incident

F2508G2E - Report of a dangerous gas fitting

Flammable Substances

Freedom of Information




General Health & Safety

Gas Appliances

Gas Safety

Getting Specialist help with Health & Safety

Glass and Glazing Federation is a trade association representing companies who make, supply or fit, glass and glass related products. This includes replacement windows, Energy Efficient Windows, doors, conservatories, hardware for these products, and all aspects of glass, including double glazed units, safety glazing, fire resistant glass, emergency glazing, decorative glass, secondary glazing, and solar control applied films and sealants.

Greater Manchester Asbestos Victim Support Group Greater Manchester Asbestos Victims Support Group (GMAVSG) is a registered charity ( Reg. Charity No. 1113201) established by asbestos victims to provide advice, information and support for people with asbestos-related diseases.
Guidance on Using Risk Assessment & Policy Statement




Hand Arm Vibration

Hand Arm Vibration - Advise for Employers

Hand Arm Vibration in Construction

Hand Arm Vibration Exposure Calculator

Hand Arm Vibration Questions Answered 

Hazards at Work - Safety Signs & Signals

Health & Safety for New & Expectant Mothers

Health & Safety in Glass & Glazing 

Heath & Safety Law Poster

Health & Safety Toolbox How to control risks at work

Health Risks

Health Work Wellbeing

Help with Health & Safety

Help with Risk Assessments

How to Contact HSE

Home Builder Federation (HBF) HBF represents and serves its members in a range of ways including;Lobbying ministers, senior politicians and government officials to ensure that  the views and interests of our members are considered in policy making.Representing these interests in discussions with key decision makers in government and during formal consultation processes - both nationally and regionally. Campaigning on the issues that affect our members - including technical, planning, economic and environmental matters.In the national, regional and trade press. We maintain strong relationships with the print and broadcast media to ensure that the homebuilding industry is robustly represented. We regularly provide expert analysts for all the high profile news and current affairs programmes on radio and television and contribute articles to a number of publications.Ensuring our members are fully briefed on  industry developments that will affect their businesses via regular news updates and briefing notes, Forming working groups with members to assist in formulating policy on  issues of importance and facilitate the exchange of information and ideas.Holding regular member meetings at all levels, both centrally in London and in the regions, to ensure a two way flow of information and to keep in touch with all our members.


HSE Books

HSE Bulletins - Sign Up to Construction

HSE Campaigns

HSE Information Management

HSE Newsletters

HSE Offices

HSE Press Releases

HSE Public Register of Convictions

HSE Public Register of Enforcement Notices




Incidents at Work Ways to report

Industrial Injuries Advisory Council (IIAC) The Industrial Injuries Advisory Council (IIAC) is a scientific advisory body that provides independent advice to the Secretary of State for the Department for Work and Pensions and the Department of Social Development in Northern Ireland on matters relating to the Industrial Injury Disablement Benefit scheme.

Industrial Rope Access Trade Association IRATA is the sole global trade association in the work-at-height sector; it has member companies in every continent. Industrial rope access has been developed by IRATA in the last 20 years to a point where it is the chosen means of access for much of the work in the offshore oil and gas industry as well as a range of projects in construction, civil engineering, the built and natural evironment and much more. Its success is based on thorough training and strict work guidelines that deliver an unrivalled safe working record year after year.

Infections at Work


Insurance Costs


Introduction to Health & Safety

Institute of Risk Management The Institute of Risk Management (IRM) is risk management's leading international professional education and training body. The Institute provides high quality education, training and professional development in risk management at a range of levels, from introductory to expert.

Inspecting Fall Arrest Equipment made from Webbing or Rope

Inspection & Reports on Construction Sites

Institution of Mechanical Engineers As a champion of engineering education, the Institution is pleased to announce its sponsorship of Bloodhound SSC. The most iconic education initiative of this generation, the global Bloodhound project will enable members to inspire the young engineers of the future, advance engineering education and raise the profile of the engineering industry around the world

Institution of Occupational Safety and Health – Established in 1945, IOSH represents over 37,500 health and safety professionals. As an independent, not-for-profit organisation, it regulates and steers the profession, aiming to maintain standards and provide impartial, authoritative advice on health and safety issues.

Institution of Structural Engineers The Institution is an internationally recognised source of expertise and information concerning all issues that involve structural engineering and public safety within the built environment.The core work of the Institution is supporting and protecting the profession of structural engineering by upholding professional standards and acting as an international voice on behalf of structural engineers.     

International Institute of Risk & Safety Management Welcome to the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM). Whether you are new to health and safety, an experienced practitioner or work in a related profession, membership of IIRSM will benefit you. IIRSM caters for individual members in any sector of industry related to health and safety. IIRSM welcomes third sector engagement at every level and actively seeks partnerships with equivalent bodies throughout the world. It has strong links with leading universities and international bodies and works to establish and promote standards of professional competence

Interpave, the Precast Concrete Paving & Kerb Association Our aim is to provide the most comprehensive and up-to-date information on all aspects of paving for the widest possible audience. The Interpave section will tell you more about our work as a trade association, our members and other partner organisations.

Issue Surrounding the Failure of an Energy Absorbing Lanyard




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Keep Your Top On

Kerb Handling

Kerbstone Cutting






Ladder Association The BLMA was formed in 1947 by the major ladder manufacturers of the day. Today, the Ladder Association welcomes members from every part of the access industry, advances best practice and plays an integral role in promoting the highest standards of ladder design and manufacture. No longer the exclusive domain of manufacturers, the Association is a vibrant, forward-looking organisation determined to look after the best interests of its increasingly diverse membership base and, of course, the industry at large. The need for a clear and concise interpretation of the 2005 Work at Height Regulations (WAHR) has resulted in the introduction of a range of Ladder Association initiatives designed to aid compliance and foster safe working practice.

Ladder Pre Use Checklist

Lead: Working Safely with

Lead: Control of Lead at Work

Leadership & Worker Involvement Toolkit

Leaning Ladders 

Legionnaires' Disease: A brief Guide for Dutyholders


Legislation UK

Load Safety

Looking After Your Business



Managing Occupational Health Risks in Construction

Managing the Risks from Skin Exposure

Managing Risks from Skin Exposure HSE Books

Manual Handling

Manual Handling - Small Site

Manual Handling Assessment Chart MAC Tool

Measuring Health & Safety Performance

Medical Aspects of Occupational Skin Disease


Mesothelioma Cancer Network This site has pulled together as a single resource everything related to asbestos in order to promote education and awareness for victims, their families, and the general public. Our goalis to provide accurate, relevant information that can be used for general information purposes, and to advocate for a greater awareness of the dangers of asbestos and the realities of mesthelioma.

Mesthelioma/Asbestos An overview of the basics of mesothelioma, a rare cancer affecting the mesothelium, which is a fluid-producing double lining of the lungs, heart and stomach. Mesothelioma may take as long as 50 years to develop, and is generally linked with exposure to asbestos.

Migrant Workers in Construction

Mineral Products Association

Minor Roof Maintenance work: Protecting Against Falls

Mobile -Elevated Working Platforms

MSD Toolkit A major cause of MSD's is poor manual handling. This can occur when people are inexperienced or untrainied and when they fail to plan a task properly.

Musculoskeletal Disorders




National Access & Rescue Centre provides specialist training, equipment and support services to all industries that work at height, via dedicated Height Safety Centres located across the UK. Serving industry for over a decade, we provide standard and bespoke competence based courses to corporate clients, small business and individuals for work at height, difficult access and rescue in the UK and internationally. Our Business is ounded on close, long-term relationships with our clients, giving expert advice on the most suitable equipment and training for their needs. In addition to products and training, we offer a range of support services, including inspection and testing of equipment, advanced product laser marking and an online certification service.  

National Access & Scaffolding Confederation  Few trade associations can claim to have achieved so much in such a short time. The NASC - The National Access & Scaffolding Confederation has been the established national representative employers organisation for the UK Access and Scaffolding Industry for more than 60 years.In recent years the NASC has become a highly visible and vocal body on all major issues, and more representative of the industry as a whole. For many, both within the construction industry and the media, the NASC is now one of the leading trade associations.

National Examination Board of Occupational Safety & Health NEBOSH (The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health) was formed in 1979 as an independent examining board and awarding body with charitable status.  We offer a comprehensive range of globally-recognised, vocationally-related qualifications designed to meet the health, safety, environmental and risk management needs of all places of work in both the private and public sectors. 

National Federation of Demolition Contractors The National Federation of Demolition Contractors is the voice of the UK demolition industry. It is dedicated:

  • To a continual improvement of the demolition industry for the benefit of its members, customers, and the general public through training, monitoring and policing of best practices;
  • To enhanced flow on information and discussion between the demolition industry and Government, trade and technical organisations;
  • And customers for the betterment of the industry at large; And to raising the profile of the demolition industry to ensure that it receives due recognition for its commitment to training, health and safety, and the improved working conditions it affords its members and their employees.

National Housing Federation The National Housing Federation represents 1,200 independent, not-for-profit housing associations in England and is the voice of affordable housing.


NetRegs is a partnership between the UK environmental regulators – the Environment Agency in England and Wales, SEPA in Scotland and the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) in Northern Ireland.

We provide free environmental guidance for small and medium-sized businesses throughout the UK. We update our website regularly, and are always looking for ways to improve the presentation and usability of the content. We are always pleased to receive feedback.


Noise at Work

Noise Induced Hearing Loss

Noise - Question & Answers

Notification of Convential Tower Cranes Legislation

Notify a New Construction Project



Occupational Asthma NHS

Online Complaints Form

Organisations Concerned with Occupational Health & Safety

Organising for Safety

Occupational Health

Occupational Health Technicians in Practice

Outline Map On Competence, Training & Certification




Painting & Decorating Association Standing for professionalism, confidence and integrity, the Painting and Decorating Association symbol is the marque of quality in the industry. The PDA represents thousands of painters and decorators across the UK, but the Association has one clear purpose - to ensure all members adhere to the highest standards.

Personal Protective Equipment

Podium Steps


Preventing Dermatitis

Prefabricated Access Suppliers' & Manufactures Association Formed in 1974, and comprising the major manufacturers of alloy access towers in the UK, the Association's original objectives were to promote the safe use of alloy access towers and to promote the interests of its members to the regulatory and standards authorities.  Membership of the Association was confined to manufacturers only, who at that time represented the principal suppliers to the market for both sales and hire.

Principal Contrators

Protecting the Public





Quarries Tips & Excavations

Quick Hitch




Report an Accident 

Repirable Crystalline Silica

Respiratory Disease

RIDDOR -Report an Accident

Risk Management

Risk Assessment Examples

Risk Education

Roof Repair Work

Roof Work Health & Safety Issues

Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) The RIBA is a key source of information on architecture and related subjects. From up-to-date material on all aspects of design and construction, through to international architectural history, whatever you want to find out about

Royal Institute of Chartered Suveyors (RICS) RICS is the world's leading professional body for qualifications and standards in land, property and construction.As people, governments, banks and commercial organisations continue to demand more assurance of certified standards and ethics, attaining RICS status is the recognised mark of property professionalism.

Running a Small Construction Site 




Safe & Sound at Work

Safe Erection Use & Dismanteling of Falsework

Safe Use of Site Dumpers

Scaffold Access Points

Scaffold Checklist

Selecting Equipment for Work at Height

Shattered Lives


Silica Guidance

Silica Respirable & Airbourne

Silica: Stone Dust & You 

Site Safe News 

Skin at Work Index

Skin at Work: Outdoor Workers & Sun Exposure

Skin Cancer

Skin: Causes of Disease

Skin Disease Types

Skin Prevention of Problems


Slips & Trips

Slips & Trips eLearning Package

Slips & Trips Hazard Spotting Checklist

Slips & Trips Resources

Slips & Trips What are the Causes

Smaller Construction Contractor - Toolkit

Small Business - An Introduction to Health and Safety

Society of Operations Engineers The SOE was formed in 2000 by the merger of the Institute of Road Transport Engineers (IRTE) and the Institution of Plant Engineers (IPlantE). The Society's third professional Sector, Bureau of Engineer Surveyors (BES), was formed in 2004. The Society of Operations Engineers (SOE) is dedicated to the professional development of our members.We promote safe, efficient and environmentally sustainable operations engineering to benefit the community at large and our members.The Society's IRTE Professional Sector pioneered and operates the irtec licensing scheme, a renewable voluntary testing and assessment scheme that certify the theoretical and practical skills of heavy goods and light commercial vehicle technicians.



Stone Dust and You


Stone Cut-off Saws & Water Suppression

Stratergy for Workplace Health & Safety in Great Britain to 2010 & Beyond

Stress Work Related

Structures & Functions of the Skin

Sun Protection Outdoor Workers



Talking Leaflets on Health & Safety 

Temporary Demountable Structures

The Institution of Engineering & Technology The IET is one of the world’s leading professional societies for the engineering and technology community, with more than 150,000 members in 127 countries and offices in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific. The IET provides a global knowledge network to facilitate the exchange of ideas and promote the positive role of science, engineering and technology in the world.


The Lighthouse Club The lighthouse club was set up to provide assistance and support to workers in the construction industry and to the construction community in general. Our registered charity, the Lighthouse Benevolent fund offers financial and emotional assistance to constructions workers whom who are unable to work following an accident, illness or injury. We have a number of branches across England, Scotland and Wales as well as overseas.


Tower Scaffold

Top Tips for Ladder & Stepladder Safety

Tower Crane Register Now in Operation

Tower Crane Convential Notification Regulations 2010

Tower Crane Investigation of Failures: Case Studies

Trade Association Forum

Training for Scaffold Tower & Scissor Lift

Transport Related Lifting Operations



Underpinning Accident

Underpinning in Construction

Upper Limb Disorder

Upper Limb Disorder (RSI)

Upper Limb Disorder (Work Related)

UK Timber Frame Association is the sole organisation providing a definative voice for the timber frame industry throught the UK. Committed to the ongoing promotion of timber as the ultimate sustainable building material, the UKTFA actively seeks to raise awareness of the provan advantages of timber frame across all sectors of the UK Construction Industry. The association also provides help and support for other industry insiders looking to embrace a more robust and cost effective way of achiveing the highest standards in energy efficiency and building design.




Vehicles at Work

Vibration - Questions & Answers

Vibration at Work

Victims & HSE



Wales - Health and Safety at Work 

Watch Your Step - A Toolbox Talk for Construction Video

Water Jetting

Wells Disease - Leptospirosis

Welfare Facilities

Welfare Facilities New Provision or Welfare Facilities during Construction

Welfare at Work: Guidance for Employers on Welfare Provisions

Welsh Language Scheme

Window Cleaners - Falls from Height

Window Cleaners - Falls from Height Free Leaflets

WHASAC - Workplace Health and Safety Advice Centre

Work Related Stress - Together we can Tackle It

Working in Great Britain from Overseas

Working with Victims


Workers Health & Safety

Workers Health & Safety Agency Workers

Workers Rights & Responsibilities

Workers Employer's Responsibilities 

Worker Involvement

Work at Height Basics

Work at Height Regulations

Working Alone

Working on Roofs

Work at Height Solutions Database

Work at Height Risks

Work at Height Scaffold Towers

Work at Height Tasks

Work at Height Safety Association

Working with Asbestos

Work Related Road Safety

Workplace Transport Safety: An Employers Guide

Workplace Transport


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Your Health & Safety: A Guide for Workers

Young Persons Death in Construction

Young People in Work

Young Persons in Construction Industy



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