Terms of use


Our terms

1.  Access to and use of this website, oshresearch.co.uk, is provided by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). All use of oshresearch.co.uk, and any website owned by IOSH is on these terms. If you don’t agree to abide by these terms, please don’t use our websites.

2. We may update these terms at any time. You should visit this page regularly to review the then-current terms because they are binding on you. Some of these terms may be superseded by special legal notices or terms located on particular pages on iosh.co.uk or one of our microsites. Continued use of the website constitutes your agreement to all such revised website terms.

3. You must not use our website or microsites in any way that causes the website to be damaged or access to the website to be interrupted at all.

4. Your use of our website is also governed by our Data protection and privacy statement, the provisions of which also form part of these terms of use.

Liability disclaimer

5. The Site will normally be available all day, every day. IOSH will not be liable for any loss suffered as a result of downtime on all, or part, of the Site however it is caused.

6. While the information contained in the Site has been compiled from sources believed to be current and reliable, IOSH makes no warranties about the accuracy, reliability, completeness or timeliness of such information and will not be liable for any loss or damage suffered as a result of any error or omission which may occur.  

7.   The contents of the Site do not constitute advice, and reliance upon such content is entirely at the user’s own risk.  

8. Some material will be uploaded to the website by users. IOSH makes no warranties and accepts no liability for such material.

9. IOSH will not be liable for any damages arising from the use of, or inability to use, the Site or any of its contents. Whilst precautions are taken (such as checking all documents are virus-free), IOSH does not guarantee that the Site is free of infection by viruses or anything else that may be harmful or destructive. If use of the Site results in the need for servicing or replacing equipment or data, IOSH is not responsible for those costs.

10. We will, upon notification, consider removing any material open to legal objection while it’s being investigated.

Intellectual property and branding

11. Unless expressly stated otherwise, all information contained on the Site is owned or licensed by IOSH. The information and content contained on the Site, such as text, graphics, software, images and other such material (“Material”), are protected by (without limitation); copyright, database rights, registered trade marks, passing-off rights or rights protected under unfair competition laws, all of which may be protected under both English and foreign laws (“Intellectual Property Rights”). Unauthorised use of the Material by you may violate IOSH’s Intellectual Property Rights.

11.1 In connection with your use of the Site you will:

• 11.1.1 be permitted to view, copy, download, store, retransmit, display, distribute, show or play in public any part or content of the Site for the  purposes of research, private study or for internal circulation within an organisation, provided that all of the following are adhered to:

• You retain all copyright notices and other proprietary notices contained in the original Material on any copy you make,

• IOSH is quoted as the source and,

• the content of the Material is not adapted or modified in any way.

• not use the Site nor the Material in any manner which constitutes an infringement of any third party rights (including Intellectual Property Rights).

11.2 The IOSH acronym and IOSH logo are registered trade marks and cannot be reproduced without the prior written permission of IOSH. All other trade marks or trade names in this site are the marks of the respective owner(s) and any unauthorised use is prohibited.

11.3 IOSH reserves the right to vary and change its branding either totally or in part without notice and irrespective of medium or format.

12. The IOSH logo is available to:

• partners, eg collaborators in a project in which IOSH is formally involved

• organisers of events that IOSH is sponsoring or is officially associated with

• approved training organisations.

13.  The logo will not be permitted to be used to imply a broad or generic IOSH association.

14. The logo isn’t available for members or users to use on an individual basis.  Full reproduction guidelines and logo configurations are available to authorised users. If you’d like permission to use the logo, please get in touch so that we can confirm this and instruct you on how to use the logo correctly.

Contributions to oshresearch.co.uk

15. Where you submit any contribution to oshresearch.co.uk, you agree to grant IOSH, free of any charge, publicity rights for the purpose of promoting this website and promoting IOSH in general, with respect to your contribution and in accordance with privacy restrictions set out in IOSH’s privacy policy. 

16.   We retain the right to use our discretion and decline any contribution to oshresearch.co.uk.

17. Where we publish a document or page content on behalf of, or written by, a third party, eg another association, all responsibility for accuracy and liability of that document or content belongs to the third party.


Links outward

18. This Site provides links to other websites that are not under the control of the Institution. We don’t accept any responsibility or liability for the privacy policies, content or practices of these websites. If you decide to access linked third party websites, you do so at your own risk. Unless specifically stated otherwise, IOSH does not endorse any of the products or services advertised or available on any of the sites it links to. The law set out in non-UK websites may not be the same as the law in the UK legislation.

19. We can’t accept any responsibility for information on websites that we don’t manage but which may refer to IOSH.

20. Links on this Site are related to occupational safety and health and in addition are directly relevant to one or more of the following:

• IOSH’s vision and mission statement

• IOSH’s Corporate Plan

• Groups and their agreed terms of reference and activities, or

• other specialist topics that form part of accepted occupational safety and health knowledge.

21.  Exceptionally, non-occupational safety and health related links may be permitted where the linked site is considered to be of direct benefit to users of the Site. A brief description of each link outlines its content. Any description of a link is at the discretion of IOSH.

22.  Commercial organisations’ websites may be included in links, provided they offer benefits to users that cannot be appropriately sourced elsewhere, or because they relate to a news article on our site.

23.  We retain the right to add or remove links on our Site.


Links inward

24.Links to the Site via the home page www.oshresearch.co.uk are welcome and can be made without prior consent. All such links must be appropriate and relevant in the context of IOSH and must not give the impression that IOSH is in any way associated with or has approved such other website.

25.  In general, the IOSH logo is not available for use as a hypertext link on other websites. Our name, OSH research comunity, should be used to create the link. Those considering use of the logo should read our intellectual property and branding terms above.

26.  Requests for permission to link to other areas of our Site should be made to the Web team.



27. We’re committed to providing a high quality, accessible and responsive service to our members and the public. However, if you believe that things have gone wrong, or you wish to give us positive feedback, please send your complaints and comments to oshresearch@iosh.co.uk Where we can’t resolve your concern, it will then be referred to the Research and Information Services Manager. Please allow up to five working days for a response.



28. You agree that English law shall apply to these terms and to submit to the jurisdiction of the English courts if a dispute arises. We aim to ensure our Site complies with English law but not laws of any other country. If there is anything on the Site that you are not allowed under the laws to which you are subject to access or see, stop using the Site immediately.

Updates to our terms

29. We reserve the right to update this statement at any time without prior notice to you. We may highlight any changes to this statement in the News section of the iosh.co.uk website. It’s up to you to make sure you’ve read the changes to this statement.


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