Related links

The following links may be useful for safety practitioners working in the public services sector. By using these links, you will move to external sites. IOSH and its Public Services Group are not responsible for the content of external internet sites.

Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE)
APSE members are local authorities within the UK. The site includes a Performance Networks section which includes roads, building works and ground maintenance, fleet and cleansing.

Association of Local Authority Risk Managers (ALARM)
Useful information but full access can only be gained by ALARM members.

Audit Commission
The Audit Commission for England and Wales now incorporates the Inspection Service.

Care Quality Commission

Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS)

CHAS is a scheme for public service bodies that helps them to assess contractors’ health and safety performance.

Department for Communities and Local Government

Employers Organisation for local government (EO)
The EO provides advice on a range of people management and development issues for local authorities and related employers.

Public Health England

HELA Circulars
HELA Circulars are issued to local authority enforcement officers and contain lots of useful information that can be used by others.

Maritime and Coast Guard Agency
A UK government agency website, useful for those who have Sea Fisheries Protection Units etc. Sea-going versions of health and safety regulations can be downloaded.

The Mesothelioma Center - Access resources on occupational exposure to asbestos.

The National Association for Safety and Health in Care Services (NASHiCS) is open to all those who are interested in health and safety in the social care sector. The website contains news and events pages, a Members Area, a picture gallery and joining details among other items.

National Audit Office
The National Audit Office is an independent body that scrutinises spending in the public sector on behalf of UK central government.

Patient UK
A site edited by two UK general practitioners (GPs) with links to useful, simple information about medical problems.

Safe and healthy working

Safe and Healthy Working is part of the Scottish Centre for Healthy Working Lives and provides a free and confidential occupational health and safety service for small and medium sized enterprises in Scotland.

Trades Union Congress (TUC)
Contains some very useful health and safety information.

Workplace Health Connect
This no obligation service provides free, practical advice on workplace health and safety, with the aim of transferring knowledge and skills direct to companies, so they can tackle future issues themselves.

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