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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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Commonwealth Games

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HSE's role in helping to secure a safe and successful Commonwealth Games.

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Inside HSE


HSE hold regular meetings some of which are open to the public.

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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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