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Crown Copyright Material

All materials produced by HSL are subject to Crown Copyright.  HSL 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 HSL under licence for re-use include:

Material Description Example Re-use
Photos & Images Thousands of images from HSLs 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. Include high speed video and computer generated animation clips. TV programmes, training videos, online learning packages.
Software products Packaged software tools such as the HSL Safety Climate Tool, Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) Toolkit, etc. available on cd-rom. Assessment of varous safety issues within an organisation.
Survey materials & Questionnaires Basic materials that can be developed into software products Tailored use to provide bespoke tools or software products.
Training Material No packaged training material currently offered by HSL, but we are looking at ways to enable increased licensing and re-use. Individual training or presentation slides, video clips, etc.

HSL does not currently licence the re-use of content from research reports commissioned by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) or other commercial customers.  Further details of HSL publications can be found on our Publications page.

Examples of standard licence conditions and pricing information are available by following the relevant links in the table above.  HSL reserve 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 HSL, 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 C1.17, Health and Safety Laboratory, Harpur Hill, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 9JN.

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