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Public Consultation and Discussions

Help the HSC 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.

This page has details of consultations where responses could be made via an online questionnaire but note that all the consultations currently being undertaken by HSE are listed at

Have Your Say!

You are invited to influence the decisions made by the HSC and help to make the workplace a healthier and safer place. Take the opportunity to have your say.

Notes on the consultation procedure

The HSC tries to make its consultation procedure as thorough and open as possible. Responses to consultations and discussions will be lodged in the Health and Safety Executive's Information Centres for a period of three years after the close of the consultation period where they can be inspected by members of the public or be copied to them on payment of the appropriate fee to cover costs.

Responses to consultations and discussions are invited on the basis that anyone submitting them agrees to their being dealt with in this way. Responses, or part of them, will be withheld from the Information Centres only at the express request of the person making them (Under the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information; Environmental Information Regulations 1992 and the Data Protection Act 1998). In such cases a note will be put in the index to the responses identifying those who have commented and have asked that their views, or part of them, be treated as confidential.

Many business e-mail systems now automatically append a paragraph stating the message is confidential. If you are responding by e-mail and you are content for your responses to be made publicly available, please make clear in the body of your response that you do not wish any standard confidentiality statement to apply.