The role of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is explained on its website as being to make sure risks to health and safety in the workplace are properly controlled and monitored through the publication of reports.
These reports can be found on the site. They provide information about the guidance being issued from across the HSE’s directorates and divisions each year.
A page has been designed with navigational tools and search facilities to help you search and access the information you need.
To get to it, you have to click on the “About this site” option on the menu on the left hand side. (The homepage looks busy and cluttered but that’s possibly because the HSE has an expansive remit.) Once there, you will notice a frequently asked questions (FAQs) section among others, including a Welsh translation of the site. Then you can click on whatever you want to know about.
We were curious to find out about legislative publications. We found these are not available on this site, however it does provide a link to allow anyone interested to browse a separate HSE Books website.
There is information on statistics on workplace injuries and guidance on how to avoid risks, plus national statistics on the numbers and types of incident resulting from the failure to adequately control workplace risks.
Other subjects covered by the website include: delivering benefits from cradle to grave, getting the unemployed into jobs, pensions, child support agency, fraud, plus laws to streamline housing benefit and require all benefit claimants to attend job interviews.
And importantly, the latest pages are easy to use by disabled people as the site has been Bobby-approved.
Bobby is a free service provided by CAST to help web page authors identify changes to their pages to help people with disabilities to use the web pages.
For example, a blind user will be aided by adding a sound track.