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Terms of use

This version of the routefinder was developed and amended for the UK by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), from an original concept by VTT, Finland.

The original version of the Toolkit was mainly funded by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work.

This information is provided in good faith, however it is not comprehensive and IOSH accepts no liability for any losses incurred from its use, however caused.

Our terms

These are the standard Terms of use for and are applicable to this site too.

  1. Access to and use of this website,, is provided by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). All use of, 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 Some of these terms may be superseded by special legal notices or terms located on particular pages on or one of our microsites. Continued use of the website constitutes your agreement to all such revised website terms.
  3. Through the Site you may gain access to the commercial products and services of IOSH Services Limited which is wholly owned by IOSH. In addition to the website terms and conditions, there may be some more terms and conditions relating to your use/purchase of our products and services. Make sure you read these at the time of ordering.
  4. 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.
  5. 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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. The contents of don’t constitute advice, and reliance upon such content is entirely at the user’s own risk.
  4. 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.
  5. We will, upon notification, consider removing any material open to legal objection while it’s being investigated.

Intellectual property and branding

  1. Unless otherwise stated, the copyright and other intellectual property rights in all material on this site, including photographs and graphical images, is owned or controlled by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

    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.

    11.1.2 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.
  2. 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.
  3. You'll need to ask us for permission before you can use the logo. Where we give permission, usage is restricted to direct, specific references to the particular project, event or training programme that IOSH is involved with. The logo will not be permitted to be used to imply a broad or generic IOSH association.
  4. The logo isn’t available for members 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.

    Find out more about using the IOSH logo

Contributions to

  1. Where you’re invited to submit any contribution to, our microsites, our forums, consultation document responses, or our blogs, you agree to grant IOSH, free of any charge, the right to reproduce, create derivative works from and exercise copyright and publicity rights with respect to your contribution and in accordance with privacy restrictions set out in IOSH’s privacy policy.
  2. 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

  1. 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.
  2. We can’t accept any responsibility for information on websites that we don’t manage but which may refer to IOSH.
  3. We retain the right to add or remove links on our Site.

Links inward

  1. Links to 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.
  2. In general, the IOSH logo is not available for use as a hypertext link on other websites. Our name, Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, should be used to create the link. Those considering use of the logo should read our intellectual property and branding terms above.
  3. Requests for permission to link to other areas of our Site should be made to the Web team.


  1. 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, please send your complaints and comments to the Web team. Where we can’t resolve your concern, it will then be referred to the Head of Communications. You mustn’t post complaints on the discussion forums. Please allow up to five working days for a response.


  1. 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

  1. 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 website. It’s up to you to make sure you’ve read the changes to this statement.

    July 2011

    Institution of Occupational Safety and Health
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    Highfield Drive
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