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About HSE

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HSE is the national independent watchdog for work-related health, safety and illness.

We are an independent regulator and act in the public interest to reduce work-related death and serious injury across Great Britain’s workplaces.

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HSE's people

Judith Hackitt

Chair of the HSE Board:
Judith Hackitt

The Health & Safety Executive is governed by the Non-Executive board and Senior Management Team. Find out more.

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London 2012 Games

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HSE was part of the team working to secure a safe and successful Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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The HSE hold a range of regular meetings some of which are open to the public. Find out more.

  • Open meetings
  • HSE Board
  • Senior Management Team
  • Advisory groups

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Diagrammatic representation of HSEs history

Timeline of major events in history relating to health and safety and HSE, highlighting milestones such as the formation of the Mines Inspectorate in 1843 to the launch of a new redesigned website in 2009.

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