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This accessibility statement applies to the domain services.hse.gov.uk.

This service is run by the Health and Safety Executive. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website.

For example, that means you should be able to:

  • zoom in up to 200% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate the service using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the service using speech recognition software
  • listen to most of the service using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

How accessible this website is

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible. For example:

  • some tables do not have row headers
  • some pages use tables for layout purposes
  • some pages have poor colour contrast
  • some field focus states are no consistent
  • some heading elements are not consistent
  • some images do not have good alternative text
  • some buttons may not be correctly identified
  • some error messages are not clearly associated with form controls
  • some fields are required and marked as such but this is not clearly communicated

There may also be other undocumented issues on this service.

We are working to document and resolve these issues. We’ll release any improvements to the service when they are complete.

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this service or assistance completing the form you can:

Reporting accessibility problems with this service

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this service. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact us at: accessibility@hse.gov.uk

Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’). If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

We provide a text relay service for people who are D/deaf, hearing impaired or have a speech impediment.

Our offices have audio induction loops. If you contact us before your visit, we can arrange a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter.

Find out how to get in touch with us on our contact page:
www.hse.gov.uk/contact/index.htm

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

HSE is committed to making this service accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Compliance status

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons:

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

The form is missing a fieldset legend, which provides a description of form fields and is especially important to users with screen readers. This fails the following WCAG 2.1 principles:

  • Non-text Content (Level A)
  • 1.3.1 Info and Relationships (Level A)
  • 2.4.6 Headings and Labels (Level AA)
  • 3.3.2 Labels or Instructions (Level A)

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We regularly review the accessibility of this service and will aim to be fully compliant by addressing the non-compliant issues above by 31 December 2021. Any future non-compliances discovered will be listed within this statement.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 20 May 2020, and was last updated on 20 August 2021. We will review it again on or before 31 December 2021.

We last tested this service on 19 August 2021. The test was carried out internally using automated testing tools and manual testing techniques.