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Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

HSE is the national independent watchdog for work-related health, safety and illness.

As an independent regulator they act in the public interest to reduce work-related death and serious injury across Great Britain’s workplaces.

The Executive's duties are to:

  • Assist and encourage persons concerned with matters relevant to the operation of the objectives of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.
  • Make arrangements for and encourage research and publication, training and information in connection with its work.
  • Make arrangements for securing government departments, employers, employees, their respective representative organisations, and other persons are provided with an information and advisory service and are kept informed of, and adequately advised on such matters.
  • Propose regulations.
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