Better regulation

HSE is fully committed to ensuring that regulations are fair and effective for everyone. Regulations are needed to protect people at work, but to avoid unnecessary burdens on business it is important to strike the right balance.


List of all HSE-owned regulations, with links, wherever possible, to the full text of the legislation and relevant HSE guidance.

Legislation website

Business to business health and safety 'rules'

Health and safety 'rules' are obligations imposed by businesses or business intermediary organisations, not by Government.  HSE has been exploring perceptions of these rules and their effects both on businesses and the health and safety system more widely.

Business Impact Target (BIT)

The business impact target (BIT) concerns the economic impact of regulation on businesses.

BIT report details

Regulators Code

The Regulators' Code came into statutory effect on 6 April 2014, replacing the Regulators' Compliance Code. It provides a clear, flexible and principles-based framework for how regulators should engage with those they regulate.

About the Code


Help HSE to shape the way health and safety is enforced in the workplace. Play a vital role in deciding future health and safety policy and law.

Public consultations website