Links for Health and Safety Professionals

Essential Health and Safety Web Links
Essential resources

(CIPD) Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development Professional body for human resources and people development

(CBH) Constructing Better Health – Providing national OH standards for the construction industry and certifying OH providers

(COPHA) Commercial Occupational Health Providers Association (unable to link to website 24/5/2020)

(FOM) Faculty of Occupational Medicine – Professional body for Doctors working in the field of occupational medicine.  Also sets standards for all areas of workplace health

(GMC) General Medical Council – Professional body for all Doctors.  Check registrations here

(HSE) Health and Safety Executive The national independent watchdog for work related health, safety and illness, gives you guidance on UK health and safety law, employee health and well being and health and safety risks

(IOSH) Institution of Occupational Safety and Health The world’s largest health and safety membership organisation. Sets  standards for health and safety issues at work, provides accredited training courses

(NEBOSH) National Examination Board for Occupational Safety and Health – An independent examination board for health, safety and environmental subjects NHS Choices The UK’s biggest health website.  Provides comprehensive evidence based health information for patients and health professionals

(NICE) National Institute for Health and Care Excellence  Evidence-based guidance supporting healthcare providers giving the best possible quality and value for money

(NMC) Nursing Midwifery Council – Professional body for Nurses.  Check registrations here

(OSHCR) Occupational Safety and Health Consultants Register – you will find my name there

(RCN) Royal College of Nursing The RCN is a trade body representing nurses and nursing. It promotes practice excellence and advises on health policies

(ROSPA) The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents  Charity promoting safety and accident prevention at work (as well as at home). Provides safety education, tools, resources and guidance useful for health professionals

(SEQOHS) The Safe Effective Quality Occupational Health Service  A standard set by the Faculty of Occupational Medicine, for all occupational health services.  See also tips to pass your SEQOHS assessment

UK Legislation, Regulations & Guidance for Occupational Health and SafetyManage Health at Work

Equality Act 2010 Advice from the government website detailing the Equality Act

Construction Design and Management Regulations – Link to HSE website for guidance and information

Display Screen Equipment Regulations guidance from the  HSE guidelines for people who work with visual display units

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations – Link to all things COSHH like

First Aid at Work Guidance: from the hse

Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 Advice from the HSE outlining the Health and Safety at Work Act and guidance

Health Surveillance – Guidance from the HSE on how, when, why and where to set up a programme in the workplace

Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations – Free download of the Approved Code of Practice from the HSE

Resuscitation Council– Up to date guidance on resuscitation

RIDDOR HSE guidance on the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013

Social Media Guidance from the Nursing Midwifery Council – Download Social media guidance FINAL

Working Time Regulations HSE guidance for workers and managers about the working time regulations

Workplace Health Promotion

‘Health at Work’ Part of the British Heart Foundation, provides tools for managers to promote healthy living at work

Live Well – Articles, videos and tools from the NHS based on evidence not mumbo-jumbo

Attendance Management

Image from NHS Choices site
Image from NHS Choices site

Fit Note Guidance from the government website on how to understand and deal with fit notes

Get Well Soon how long a person might be off work after all sorts of operations

Long Term Absence – NICE guidance about long term sickness absence and incapacity to work

NHS Choices Health conditions A – Z see image from site

Return to Work HSE guidelines for managers – how to manage sickness absence and the return to work process

Statutory Sick Pay HMRC employer help book. Guidance for employers regarding statutory sick pay

Occupational Health Links

Green Book of Immunisations – Up to date on line resource for vaccinations, storage, cold chain etc

Musculo-skeletal disorders NHS video showing you how to examine patients with neck and back pain, upper limb symptoms and lower limb pain

Driver Vehicle and Licencing Authority’s (DVLA)  guide for driving in the UK

Specific Medical Conditions

Asbestos-related diseases. Information from Mesothelioma Centre. Advice on treatment options such as radiation and mesothelioma surgery

Psoriasis  NICE guidance on assessing and managing Psoriasis

(EHRC) Equality and Human Rights Commission Equality advice service. Promotes, and gives guidance on, human rights

Stress and Mental Health

HSE Stress Standards  Set of standards for managers to check they are controlling the risks of work related stress in the workplace.

Mental Health Discrimination ‘Time to Change’ England’s biggest programme challenging mental health discrimination at work

Stress and Mental Health Resources
Stress and Mental Health Resources

Mental Health Self Help Resources for cognitive behaviour therapy, relaxation and meditation. Aimed at mental health problems

Stress Indicator Tool HSE tool for managers – How effective are you at preventing stress in your staff?

Work related stress  HSE guide for employers advising you how to tackle work related stress

MIND – National Association for Mental Health, resources, leaflets and training for your organisation,  Infoline: 0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm)  Also has a language Line available for talking in a language other than English

Anxiety Care tel. 07552 877 219 helps people to recover from anxiety disorders

Anxiety UK tel. 08444 775 774 support, help and information for those with anxiety disorders

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) tel. 0161 705 4304 provides details of UK accredited therapists

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) tel. 01455 883 300, information about counselling and therapy. Details of local practitioners.

The British Psychological Society tel. 0116 254 9568 produces a directory of chartered psychologists

The Complementary Medical Association (CMA) tel: 0845 129 8434 has a register of professional practitioners and training courses

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy information about the therapy, classes in Mindfulness and training

No Panic helpline: 0800 138 8889 provides a helpline, step-by-step programmes, and support for those with anxiety disorders

Samaritans 24-hour helpline 08457 90 90 90 emotional support for anyone feeling down or struggling to cope

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) tel. 020 7014 9955 has a register of voluntary qualified psychotherapists.

Workplace Mental Health Support Services  a free and confidential service achieved an impressive 97% success rate of people retaining their employment six months after joining the programme.


PHQ-9 Patient Health Questionnaire – A self administered questionnaire to test for depression symptoms

GAD-7 Generalised Anxiety Disorder Assessment – Measuring and screening of anxiety symptoms


ACAS Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service. Gives you training and advice for dealing with employment relations issues

KPIs that work for your business.  See Working Well Solutions video post here

Benefits – Information about monetary grants, benefits and other financial assistance available to individuals

Citizens Advice Bureau – Charity which provides confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities

Department of Work and Pensions – The government department which is responsible for welfare and pension policy

Macmillan Cancer Support’s Cancer policy template provides a template for HR teams to develop a company policy for handling cancer in the workplace

UK Benefits short guide as to what is available for those who have a health condition or need financial assistance


Occupational Help for Business

Business based in England  Health for Work Advice Line

Business based in Scotland –  Healthy Working Livestelephone helpline:  0800 019 2211

Business Based in Wales  –  Healthy Working Wales, telephone helpline:  0800 107 0900

Choosing an OH Doctor – what you need to know when choosing an Occupational Health Doctor

Equality Act Guidance – information, advice, case studies etc. all on one website

Employers Charter– Information from Government about what you CAN do rather than what you can’t do and say

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