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Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is a government agency in the UK that is responsible for regulating workplace health and safety. Here are some key facts about the HSE:

  • Mission: The HSE's mission is to prevent work-related death, injury, and ill health, and to promote better health and safety in the workplace.
  • Role: The HSE sets health and safety standards, conducts inspections, investigates accidents, and provides advice and guidance to businesses and workers on how to comply with health and safety regulations.
  • Non-departmental public body: The HSE is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for Work and Pensions.
  • Coverage: The HSE covers all sectors of the economy, including construction, manufacturing, agriculture, and healthcare.
  • Powers: The HSE has the power to issue improvement notices, prohibition notices, and enforcement notices, and can prosecute businesses that fail to comply with health and safety regulations.

Overall, the HSE plays a critical role in ensuring that workplaces in the UK are safe and healthy for workers.

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