The UK has left the EU

The UK has left the EU, and rules and procedures have changed for some industries.

Your responsibility to protect the health and safety of people affected by your work activities remain.

There are some new rules and procedures you must follow to continue to place chemicals, civil explosives and work equipment and machinery on our domestic market.

Separate rules exist for Northern Ireland.

Retained EU Law and Health and Safety law

HSE has identified redundant regulations that will be revoked at the end of 2023 using The Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Act 2023.

Find out more about HSE’s approach to Retained EU law.

Brexit has changed rules and procedures for some

There is specific guidance for these industries and work activities:

General health and safety guidance

The guidance health and safety basics for your business, will help you to comply with the law. You should manage risk in your business in a proportionate way.

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Updated 2024-06-10->