Why chemicals matter
Chemicals are part of modern life, and we are likely to encounter them everyday - from the chemicals used at work, to products in the home such as paint, and detergents and pesticides used in the garden. This website aims to guide you to the information you need to help you identify and manage the risks from chemicals.
Health and safety made simple
This site is for employers and those who want some basic information on what they must do to make sure their businesses comply with health and safety law.
Chemicals and the environment
If you produce or store chemicals you will normally need an environmental permit to operate certain processes. Visit the Environment Agency or the Scottish Environment Protection Agencyto find out more.