Here's some useful industry related links:
HSE is the national independent watchdog for work-related health, safety and illness. They are an independent regulator and act in the public interest to reduce work-related death and serious injury across Great Britainís workplaces.
IOSH is the Chartered body for health and safety professionals. It is the world's biggest professional health and safety membership organisation with more than 40,000 members worldwide. They are the voice of the profession, campaigning on issues that affect millions of working people. They also set standards and support, develop and connect their members with resources, guidance, events and training.
The Association for Project Safety (APS) is a multi-disciplinary membership body for those who operate in, or have an interest in, Health and Safety Risk Management in the Construction Industry. The APS operates a CDM-C Register which is designed to assist Members to prove to Clients their understanding of and competency in the delivery of CDM-C services as detailed in the Approved Code of Practice to the CDM Regulations 2007.
As an Industry Training Board it is the CITB's job to increase training and skills in construction. The government gives the CITB powers to collect a levy from industry every year and then return the money collected back in training grants.
National Training Organisation for the engineering construction industry. Provides information on training, careers and qualifications in engineering construction
NEBOSH (The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health) was formed in 1979 as an independent examining board and awarding body with charitable status. They offer a comprehensive range of globally-recognised, vocationally-related qualifications designed to meet the health, safety, environmental and risk management needs of all places of work in both the private and public sectors.
This site provides information on RIDDOR which puts duties on employers, the self-employed and people in control of work premises (the Responsible Person) to report serious workplace accidents, occupational diseases and specified dangerous occurrences (near misses).
The aim of this register is to help businesses find advice on managing their general health and safety risks. The register is only open to those health and safety consultants who have met certain standards within their professional bodies.
The Fire Protection Association is the UKís national fire safety organisation. Established in 1946 they have become recognised as an independent and authoritative source of information and advice relating to all aspects of fire safety, risk management and loss prevention.
With a globally recognised reputation for independence, integrity and innovation in the production of standards that promote best practice, BSI develops and sells standards and standardisation solutions to meet the needs of business and society.
The EU-OSHA's aim is to be the central provider of health and safety related information and ensure that it is relevant to every user, regardless of size of enterprise or sector of activity. Set up in 1996 by the European Union and located in Bilbao, Spain, EU-OSHA is the main EU reference point for safety and health at work.
The International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM) was established in 1975 as a professional body for health and safety practitioners. It was created to advance professional standards in accident prevention and occupational health throughout the world. Over the last three decades IIRSM has grown from a collective group of UK health and safety professionals to a thriving International Institute spanning over 70 countries.
Astra Access Safety Training (Astra Training) is an example of a UK based wokring at height safety training provider. The company has one of the largest training centres in the UK providing a range of safety training courses including PASMA, IPAF, Forklift, other types of MEWP and more.
The Environment Agency is the Executive Non-departmental Public Body responsible to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and a Welsh Government Sponsored Body responsible to the Minister for Environment and Sustainable Development. Their principal aims are to protect and improve the environment, and to promote sustainable development.
Business Link is government's online resource for businesses. It is now enhanced with new, easy-to-use tools to help you start up, improve and grow your business.
CIRIA is the construction industry research and information association. Operating across market sectors and disciplines, CIRIA deliver a programme of business improvement services and research activities for their members and those engaged with the delivery and operation of the built environment. CIRIA is an independent member based, not-for-profit association.
The BRE offer expert advice on achieving better buildings, communities and businesses.
BOHS is one of the biggest occupational hygiene societies in Europe, and the only professional society representing qualified occupational hygienists in the UK.