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About podcasts

HSE's Podcast service gives you access to audio and video clips  - free.

The service started in April 2008 and we hope to produce regular episodes on a wide range of workplace health and safety issues.

You can 'listen now', download the clip to your PC to use later; or subscribe to send episodes automatically to your MP3 player.

What is a podcast?

A podcast is a series of digital-media files which are distributed over the Internet using syndication feeds for playback on portable media players and computers. The term podcast, like broadcast, can refer either to the series of content itself or to the method by which it is syndicated; the latter is also called podcasting.

In order to sign up for a podcast you need an internet connection and a piece of podcast software which is usually available free of charge. This software can check the HSE website for new episodes and automatically download them for you.

How do I start using podcasts?

You will need an internet connection; and a piece of podcast software or an RSS feed reader.

How you subscribe will vary depending on which software you have chosen. Two popular pieces of software are:

You can also subscribe using a web-based "feed reader" such as:

These work in a similar way to the podcast software but are online rather than download a program you need to have an account - they're usually free and easy to set-up.

Subscribing to the HSE podcast

To subscribe the first thing you need to do is add the "feed" of the podcast to your software (or online reader). The feed is where the software will go to each time it wants to check for a new episode.

Simply copy and paste the feed URL into your podcast software.

Alternatively, some software and readers provide one-click subscription. At the moment, the HSE provide quick links for iTunes and My Yahoo! - just use the one-click subscription links below:

The HSE is not responsible for the content of external websites.

Updated 2015-07-21