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The Health & Safety Executive: contacts and advice

For general enquiries on any health and safety topic.

Infoline: 08701 545500
This is a helpful service which does not require you to say who you are or where you are calling from.

Via the internet:
The website provides information on workplace hazards ranging from Asbestos to Zoo noises. It is easy to search and particularly worth surfing if you are involved in health and safety at work.
For on-line information on legislation, Approved Codes of Practice and HSE guidance visit

By post:
HSE Information Centre, Broad Lane, Sheffield S3 7HQ

HSE Publications are available from any good bookseller or directly as follows:-
By telephone:
01787 881165
Via the internet:
By Post:
HSE Books, PO Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2WA

HSE local contact details:
Aberdeen: Tel: 01244 252510
Lord Cullen House, Fraser Place, AB25 3UB

Edinburgh:Tel:0131 247 2000
Belford House, 59 Belford Road, EH4 3UE

Glasgow:Tel: 0141 275 3000
375 West George Street, G2 4LW

Inverness: Tel: 01463 713459
28 Longman Road, IVF 1SF

Top 10 H&S Sites

The following will be of interest to the health and safety enthusiast or anyone wishing to investigate an issue in more depth.

Back Care

European Agency for H&S at Work

Hazards Magazine

HSE (highly recommended!)

HMSO Stationery Office
(access to Acts of Parliament and Regulations)

Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA)

TUC: Risks
(Weekly health and safety bulletin)

(H&S section of this website provides information and useful links to other sites)

Voice Care Network UK

Wired for Health
(Website produced for teachers dealing with health issues relating to young people. Website has now been archived)