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The primary legislation covering occupational health and safety within the UK is the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.
The following six Statutory Instruments, known as the ‘six pack’, implement key European health and safety directives.
Additional regulations include:
A complete list of Acts owned or enforced by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Statutory Instruments owned or enforced by the HSE or local authorities is available.
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Guidance and publications
Health and safety at work
Information from Gov.uk on a range of health, safety and premises topics aimed at employers.
Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
Government body responsible for legislation and codes of practice. The website provides comprehensive guidance by topic and industry, including:
Health and Safety Executive Scotland
HSE information dedicated to legislation in Scotland. It covers differences in health and safety in Scotland, statistics, research, enforcement and news.
Health, safety and wellbeing (TUC)
Advice from the Trades Union Congress (TUC) covering a wide range of health and safety issues.
British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS)
Services from the research and professional awareness group includes technical publications, training and qualifications.
British Safety Council (BSC)
The BSC researches and lobbies on occupational health and safety issues, providing training, qualifications and audit and advisory tools.
Industrial Injuries Advisory Council (IIAC)
Scientific advisory body working on issues related to industrial injuries benefit. Access positions papers, reports, news and list of prescribed diseases.
Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)
Independent not-for-profit organisation for health and safety workers in Europe. Plenty of information is available online including guidance, reports, papers and training materials.
International Stress Management Association (ISMA)
Based in the UK, the ISMA is a registered charity promoting best practice and professional standards in stress management. Access articles from Stress News, research papers and reports and an excellent collection of links.
Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA)
A registered charity providing advice, information, professional qualifications and training on the prevention of accidents in all areas of life.
UK National Work Stress Network
A voluntary organisation offering information, policies, legislation and risk assessment on work-related stress.
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