For your convenience, we provide the following links to reliable sources of health and safety information on the Internet.


British Occupational Hygiene Society 
BOHS - Society for the promotion and protection of occupational and environmental health and hygiene

British Safety Council 
BSC - Occupational health, safety and environmental organisation working with leading companies to develop safe systems of work

British Standards Institute 
BSI - Group of businesses fostering universal adoption of best management practices and reduction of risk

Chartered Institute of Environmental Health 
CIEH - Aims to maintain, enhance and promote improvements in public and environmental health

Driving Expert 
Public interest website focused on driving skills and motoring information

Eco-Management and Audit Scheme 
EMAS - Voluntary initiative, established by European Regulation 1836/93 and designed to improve companies’ environmental performance

Emex - a leading provider of software solutions to manage compliance and mitigate risk.

European Agency for Safety and Health at Work 
EASHW - aiming to make Europe’s workplaces safer, healthier and more productive

EW - government-funded programme to help businesses comply with environmental legislation, minimise waste and, at the same time, increase profitability.

Health & Safety Executive 
HSE - The ultimate authority on health and safety in the UK

Institution of Occupational Safety and Health 
IOSH - The UK professional body for health and safety practitioners

International Institute of Risk and Safety Management 
IIRSM - Professional body created to advance professional standards in accident prevention and occupational health throughout the world.

National Examination Board of Occupational Safety and Health 
NEBOSH - Independent awarding body for Occupational Safety and Health

NR - Environment Agency site offering plain language advice on environmental legislation and how to comply with it.

PAT Testing Information 
Unbiased information on all aspects of Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)

Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents 
RoSPA - UK Charity promoting safety in all areas of life


British Medical Association 
BMA - UK professional body representing doctors from all branches of medicine

British Toxicology Society 
BTS - International society promoting the scientific disciplines that foster public health and environmental safety

Department of Health (UK) 
DOH - UK Government Agency with the aim of improving the health and well-being of people in England.

General Medical Council 
GMC - UK charity whose purpose is the protection, promotion and maintenance of the health and safety of the community

Health Protection Agency 
HPA - UK organisation aiming to protect the population from infection

National Health Service 
NHS - UK health service aiming to bring about the highest level of physical and mental health for all citizens

World Health Organisation 
WHO - United Nations specialized agency for health


British Institute of Facilities Management 
BIFM - Institute representing Facilities Managers and those who supply facilities management related products or services.

Building Centre 
BC - Exhibition and information for the construction industry, covering architecture and design, construction and planning, home improvement, DIY and self-build

Building Services Research and Information Association 
BSRIA - Independent research, product testing, consultancy, management and market intelligence

Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers 
CIBSE - International body representing and providing services to the building services profession

Confederation of British Industry 
CBI - Independent business organisation aiming to create conditions in which UK business can prosper

Construction Products Association 
CPA - Voice for manufacturers and suppliers of construction products, aiming to build a growing, profitable and sustainable future for the construction products industry.

Federation of Master Builders 
With more than 13,000 member firms, the FMB is the largest trade association in the UK building industry.

Heating and Ventilating Contractors Association 
HVCA - Representing firms active in the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration products and equipment

Institute of Directors 
IOD - The UK Organisation representing individual company directors

Local Authorities Coordinators of Regulatory Services 
LACORS - Provides advice and guidance to support local authority regulatory and related services

Scottish Association of Building Standards Managers 
SABSM - Provides a comprehensive resource for Building Standards in Scotland


GMB - "Britain's General Union" formed from a number of mergers and covering several trades, production and service sectors

Trades Union Congress 
The TUC view on Health & Safety in the workplace

Britain's biggest trade union representing the welfare of workers in the public sector


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