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This website is maintained for your personal use and viewing. Access to and use by you of this site constitutes acceptance by you of these Terms and Conditions that take effect from the date of first use.


This website and material relating to Government information, products and services (or to third party information, products and services), is provided 'as is', without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.

Intellectual Property

The names, images and logos identifying HSE are proprietary marks of the Health and Safety Executive. Copying of our logos and/or any other third party logos accessed via this website is not permitted without prior approval from the relevant copyright owner.

Requests for permission to use our logo should be directed to The Licensing Manager (see below for contact details). Tell us how and why you wish to use our logo. Please include your contact details: name, address, telephone number, fax number and email.


©Crown Copyright 2009-2021

The material featured on this website is subject to Crown copyright protection unless otherwise indicated. You may use and re-use the material featured on this website (not including logos or images) free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government Licence. For further information or to enquire about licensing any other HSE material please contact: or write to: The Licensing Manager, Room C.1.17, HSE Science and Research Centre, Harpur Hill, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 9JN.

Where we have identified any third party copyright material you will need to obtain permission from the copyright holders concerned.

Hyperlinking Policy

You do not have to ask permission to link directly to pages hosted on this site. We do not object to you linking directly to the information that is hosted on our site. However, we do not permit our pages to be loaded into frames on your site. HSE pages must load into the user's entire window.

Where we link to other websites, we are not responsible for the content or reliability of these linked websites. Listing should not be taken as endorsement of any kind. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and we have no control over the availability of linked pages.


If you are a user with general public and anonymous access, this website does not store or capture personal information, but merely logs the user's IP address that is automatically recognised by the web server. The system will record your email address and other information only if volunteered to us by you (e.g. by completion of a form field, etc.). This shall be treated as proprietary and confidential. It may be used for internal review and to notify you about updates to the website or products/services.

This privacy statement only covers the HSE website at and (they are the same site). This statement does not cover links within this site to other websites.

Virus Protection

We make every effort to check and test material at all stages of production. It is always wise for you to run an anti-virus program on all material downloaded from the Internet. We cannot accept responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system which may occur whilst using material derived from this website.

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