HSE: Latest news on health and safety at work

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Latest news

  • Coronavirus: latest information and advice

    Guidance and support on working safely and making your workplace COVID-secure.

  • The qdaseanfood.cn has left the EU, new rules apply

    Rules have changed for some industries. Find out if you are affected.

  • Spot checks and inspections during coronavirus

    HSE is carrying out spot checks and inspections on all types of businesses in all areas to ensure they are COVID-secure.

  • Social distancing in the workplace

    What steps you and your business should take to protect people.

  • The official HSE health and safety app

    HSE has released a mobile app, designed to help SMEs better understand the law and what is required to protect employees.

  • Annual health and safety statistics 2019/20

    HSE has released its annual statistics on work-related health and safety in Great Britain.

  • Protecting lone workers

    View guidance to help manage risks and keep lone workers healthy and safe.

  • Fit testing face masks

    Guidance on face fit testing and the measures that should be taken to minimise the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

Safety alerts

  • Failure of road tanker pressure/vacuum relief valve


  • Failure to detect dangerous gas/vapour due to incorrect specification of sample tube


  • Use of face masks designated KN95


  • Air suspension systems on vehicles


HSE vacancies

  • Graduate Regulatory Scientists

    (£25,674, rising to £30,821 after successful completion of training, pay award pending)

    60 posts available
    HSE is recruiting regulatory scientists for our Chemicals Regulation Division. We are looking for Regulatory Scientists, Toxicologists and assessment managers to be based at either our Bootle or York sites for an Autumn 2021 start.

    Closing date: 12 April 2021

  • Building Safety Regulator (BSR) Enforcement Lawyer

    (£54,190 - £59,791)

    As the designated BSR enforcement lawyer, you will be part of a team which deals with the most serious and high-profile criminal prosecutions brought by HSE and advises on a wide range of both operational and policy issues.

    Closing date: 18 April 2021

Training and events

  • In order to provide a safe learning environment, some of our most popular courses are now available live online. Printed course material will be delivered direct to your door.

  • Site and Transport Safety
    13-14 May 2021
    2-day training course
  • Slips and Trips - Falls Prevention
    25-26 May 2021
    2-day training course
  • HSE Inspectors’ Guide to Risk Management: Risk Assessment and Control
    14-15 June 2021
    2-day training course
  • NEBOSH HSE Introduction to Incident Investigation
    17-18 June 2021
    2-day training course


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Updated: 2021-03-22