This page provides access to health and safety information relating to the onshore chemical manufacture and storage industry. This site relates to the following industries:

  • oil refining and petrochemicals
  • paints and coatings
  • pharmaceuticals
  • fertilisers
  • compressed gases
  • other general chemicals

The site does not cover the incidental use of chemicals in other places of work or the offshore oil and gas industry.

Northern Ireland is entering an important phase in the Transition Period. Organisations which have an interest in how the chemicals regimes will operate in the UK and under the Northern Ireland Protocol from 1 January 2021 should register for updates at: 

For recent regulatory decisions and general news relating to the regulation of biocide products please visit the HSE GB webpage:

Other related topics:


Related to Chemicals

Access to information

How to request information from the Health and Safety Executive Northern Ireland including Freedom of Information (FOI) and the use of our Publication Scheme.