Health and Safety


The Yorkshire Archaeological & Historical Society, other participating Societies and the compilers of Industrial History Online make no warranty whatsoever as to the accuracy or completeness of the information contained in Industrial History Online.
We also recognise that exploring Industrial Archaeology Sites and Buildings are potentially hazardous activities.
Participants in these activities should be aware of, and accept, these risks and be responsible for their own actions.
The compliers can accept no liability whatsoever for any injury or death that may occur to people visiting the sites listed in this database.
Use of the Industrial History Online website is conditional upon acceptance of the Terms and Conditions.


The inclusion of a site in the database is not intended to imply any right of access.
Whenever you are in doubt as to your right of access it is essential that you contact the owner and ask permission before entering the site.
Operational sites should not be entered at any time without the written permission of the owner or operator.
For many sites the database indicates whether it is possible to view the sites from a public footpath or other suitable location nearby.
These locations are included for guidance only and visitors are advised to check the suitability and safety of all viewing points prior to using them.

Health and Safety

Industrial Archaeology sites may contain many hidden hazards including unsafe buildings, overgrown and water-filled mine shafts, pits and quarries, and contaminated land.
Visitors to sites are reminded that at all times Health and Safety considerations, both to themselves and the general public, should be their primary concern and that if they have any doubts or concerns the site should not be entered.
It is also strongly recommended that people advise others of the sites they intend to visit so that their whereabouts are known in the event of an accident.
Further, where a group visit is proposed a formal risk assessment should be undertaken in advance by a competent person.