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RSS - Health and safety news from HSE

What are RSS feeds?

Keeping up to date with the information you want can be difficult and time consuming.

Wouldn't it be better to have the latest news delivered directly to you, rather than clicking from site to site? Well now you can, thanks to a very clever service, RSS.

What RSS feeds are available from HSE

The HSE's news site lists many categories, each of which has an RSS feed. RSS feeds are available from the RSS icons Health and safety news RSS feeds from the HSE or from any of the news category homepages.

How do I start using RSS feeds?

In general, the first thing you need is something called a news reader. There are many different versions, some of which are accessed using a browser, and some of which are downloadable applications. Newer versions of email programs can also read rss feeds and bring them direct to your desktop. Or you can subscribe to have the rss delivered by email by a large number of web based services. All allow you to display and subscribe to the RSS feeds you want.

Once you have chosen a news reader, all you have to do is to decide what content you want. For example, if you would like to be informed of major updates and news stories from the HSE simply visit the what's new section of the website and you will notice an orange RSS button on the right hand side.

If you click on the button you can subscribe to the feed in various ways, including by dragging the URL of the RSS feed into your news reader or by cutting and pasting the same URL into a new feed in your news reader.

Some browsers, including Internet Explorer 7, Firefox, Opera and Safari, have functionality which automatically picks up RSS feeds for you. For more details on these, please check their websites.

How do I get a news reader?

There is a range of different news readers available and new versions are appearing all the time.

Different news readers work on different operating systems, so you will need to take this into account when you make your choice.

On the right of this page we have listed some of the most popular news readers.

Using HSE news RSS feed on your website

We encourage the use of the HSE RSS newsfeed as part of your website, subject to our Terms and Conditions.

We reserve the right to prevent the distribution of HSE News content.

The HSE does not accept any liability for its RSS feeds.