HSE has made the content of some 230 of our priced publications freely available through our new HSE Books website.
The site helps deliver HSE's promise, made in June 2009 at the launch of our new strategy, to make the content of our priced publications containing guidance and regulation, freely available from 1 September 2009. These mainly include HSE's 'HSG' and 'L' series of publications.
The content of these priced publications are now freely available in PDF format. Printed hard copies can also be purchased through the new website. The option to view a PDF is shown under the paragraph headed 'Downloads' on the relevant page for each publication within the new site.
HSE has from the outset, made some 50 or so of our most popular titles freely available in 'printer friendly' format. The remaining titles will be converted to this format by 31 March 2010.
PDF formats of priced publications have the same content as the printed formats, both have equal status in law. No changes will be made to one format in isolation from the other.