The material featured on this website is subject to Crown copyright protection unless otherwise indicated. The Crown copyright protected material may be reproduced free of charge in any format or medium for research, private study or for internal circulation within an organisation. This is subject to the material being reproduced accurately and not used in a misleading context. Where any of the Crown copyright items on this site are republished or copied to others, the source of the material must be identified and the copyright status acknowledged. HSE has published a range of commissioned research and film material which can be viewed on this site. Research and flim material has ‘Value added’ and not ‘PSI’ status for Crown copyright purposes. Information about ‘Value added’ licences can be found at www.opsi.gov.uk
Any information or images on this site must not be used to endorse or be capable of being construed in any way to suggest government endorsement of a commercial product or service.
The HSE logo cannot be reproduced without the prior written permission of the Health and Safety Executive and this is unlikely to be granted.
If you propose to use the material on this site for any other purpose, you should apply for a Value added or PSI Click-Use online licence by visiting the Office of Public Sector Information website or by writing to:
Office of Public Sector Information
Information Policy Team
St Clements House
2 - 16 Colegate
Norwich NR3 1BQ
Fax: 01603 723000
Permission to reproduce Crown protected material does not extend to any material on this site which is identified as being the copyright of a third party. In these circumstances, authorisation to reproduce such material must be obtained from the appropriate copyright holders.
Every effort is made to ensure that the information provided on this site is accurate and up to date, but no legal responsibility is accepted for any errors, omissions or misleading statements. It is HSE's policy to obtain permission to link to other web sites, and contextual links are provided to such sites where appropriate to HSE's business. HSE is not responsible for, and cannot guarantee the accuracy of, information on sites that it does not manage; nor should the inclusion of a hyperlink be taken to mean endorsement by the HSE of the site to which it points.
Information about the business of HSE is regularly made available through official publications, press releases and publicity. If you do not find what you are looking for on this Web Site, please contact us via the feedback form.
The hse.gov.uk site is managed by the Health and Safety Executive Internet Services. This page explains:
NB: This policy only applies to those resources within the hse.gov.uk domain.
Under the Data Protection Act, we have a legal duty to protect any information we collect from you. We use leading technologies and encryption software to safeguard our data, and strict security standards to prevent any unauthorised access to it. We do not pass on your details to any third party or government department unless you give us permission to do so.
We collect two kinds of information from visitors to hse.gov.uk:
We welcome your feedback. You can contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you send an email or letter to the Internet Services Team asking for information, we may need to contact other government departments to find the answer. If your question is technical, we may need to pass it to our technology suppliers or our InfoLine team. We do include your personal information when dealing with your enquiry. When the Internet Services Team have replied to you, they keep a record of your message for 3 months for reference and audit purposes, after which it is deleted.
Cookies are pieces of data created when you visit some websites, and stored in the cookie directory of your computer. Two cookies are created when you visit HSE's website
Our first cookie stores a random number on your computer to help us count the number of times users return to our site. The second cookie is part of a project to share banner advertising for government campaigns and services across government websites. It stores a random number to ensure that you do not always see the same advert and it enables us to count the number of people viewing a web page or a campaign. This cookie is checked when you visit other government websites involved in the same project.
Both cookies are stored in the cookie directory of your hard drive, and do not expire at the end of your session.
The cookies do not contain any personal information about you, and they cannot be used to identify an individual user.
You can set your browser not to accept cookies.
Log files allow us to record visitors' use of the site. We analyse log file information from all our visitors and use it to make changes to the layout of the site and to the information in it, based on the way that visitors move around it.
Log files do not contain any personal information and they are not used to identify any individual patterns of use of the site.
We do not pass on any personal information you have given us to any other site.
Regularly reviewing this page ensures you are always aware of the information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we will share it with other parties.
Version: 1.1 November 2004