How to trace legislation

Help from HSE

If you want to know which legislation relates to your industry, there are a few ways to find this out:

  • Some of our industry and topic sites have a specific legislation section and we hope to introduce this as a standard feature across all sites
  • The lists of Acts and Statutory Instruments can be sorted alphabetically by title and can be used to identify relevant legislation
  • The search engine can also be used to trace legal information

If you are also interested in the general legislation that applies to all working environments you may want to:

Amendments to existing regulations are also subject to a consultation process. You can find out about them from the sources above and from the current consultations and discussions area.

External sources

There are many sources, both free and priced that will enable you to trace Acts and regulations. The following selection may prove useful:

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