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Crown Copyright Material

All materials produced by HSE are subject to Crown Copyright.  HSE holds a Delegation of Authority from the Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office, which allows us to licence our Crown Copyright materials and enable other organisations to re-use them wherever possible.

Some examples of Crown Copyright materials that are currently offered by us under licence for re-use include:

Material Description Example Re-use
Photos & Images Thousands of images from HSE's photo archive, ranging from historical to state-of-the-art health and safety research topics. Books, magazines and other publications, webpages, training materials, corporate or marketing brochures.
Film & Video footage A large number of clips covering health and safety research topics such as explosions, crashes, etc. Includes high speed video and computer generated animation clips. TV programmes, training videos, online learning packages.
Software products Packaged software tools such as the HSE Safety Climate Tool, Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) Toolkit etc. are available. Assessment of varous safety issues within an organisation.
Survey materials & Questionnaires Basic materials that could be developed into software products. Tailored use to provide bespoke tools or software products.
Training Material No packaged training material is currently offered by HSE, but we are looking at ways to enable increased licensing and re-use. Individual training or presentation slides, video clips, etc.

For further information, follow the links above.

HSE does not currently licence the re-use of content from its own research reports or reports written for commercial customers.

Examples of standard licence conditions and pricing information are available by following the relevant links in the table above.  HSE reserves the right to apply discretionary exemptions to charges for licencing our Crown Copyright materials.  These are most often applied for limited academic re-use or where the perceived contribution of the re-use (in terms of improvement to health and safety) can justifiably offset the standard licence fee.  Such exemptions are solely at the discretion of HSE, although we welcome your justification should you wish to be considered for such an exemption.

For further information, to apply for a licence, or to make a complaint about our licensing practices please contact: or write to: The Licensing Manager, Room C.1.17, HSE Science and Research Centre, Harpur Hill, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 9JN.

Data derived from HSE science activities

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