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About Us

World-class science in the service of health and safety

For over a hundred years, HSE and our predecessors have undertaken science and research on behalf of government and for private organisations, helping them to understand and conrol health and safety risks.

Our world-leading science is the core foundation that underpins our services. We make workplaces healthier and safer; our scientists and engineers live and breathe real-world health and safety.

Every day the insight we gain as Great Britain's Health and Safety regulator adds to our unique knowledge base.

We provide scientific and technical advice to support governments and private sector companies in their everyday work as well as in times of crisis or major change.

The lessons we learn from investigating major incidents,the cutting-edge evidence we generate and synthesise from applied research,our work to address challenges from new working practices and technologies…
…all underpin the UK's mature and well-developed health and safety system.

Helping you to achieve health and safety excellence

We offer organisations the opportunity to invest in a range of products and services that give access to our experts, and practical ways to apply our knowledge.

Research and Guidance from HSE: Freely available to help people comply with health and safety law.Publications and Products from HSE: Books, tools and software to educate and protect employers and workers.Training and Events from HSE: Built on our unrivalled expertise as Great Britain's health and safety regulator.Testing and Monitoring from HSE: Large-scale testing of products, materials and processes. Laboratory-based sample analysis and exposure monitoring. Proficiency testing of third party laboratories.Bespoke Research and Consultancy from HSE: Using our scientific and regulatory insight to address health and safety risks, for organisations or as part of a shared research programme.

The HSE Science and Research Centre is an internationally renowned science facility dedicated to occupational health and safety. We employ scientific, medical and technical specialists in a purpose-built laboratory on a 550-acre site. Situated near the spa town of Buxton, Derbyshire, the HSE SRC is in the heart of the Peak District National Park, yet has good links to mainline train stations, Manchester International Airport and the motorway network.

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Sharing learning

We use networks and strategic partnerships - including those with industry, academia, international research institutes and co-regulators - to develop and synthesise evidence.

Our partnerships include:


Working Internationally

HSE's health and safety system is well respected not only in Great Britain but also worldwide. Our experts can work with you to design and implement robust regulatory systems for overseas governments or within novel, safety critical industries.

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