Health and Safety at Work
We enforce health and safety laws in various kinds of premises including:
- Residential care homes
- Pubs and nightclubs
- Builders’ merchants
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) enforce health and safety laws in premises such as factories, the construction industry, government offices and the transport network.
We enforce health and safety laws through routine inspections. We investigate serious accidents and dangerous incidents, respond to complaints about unsafe practices. We have proactive programmes, such as looking at gas safety in caterers. We prioritise our work depending on the severity of the incident, or the likelihood of a more severe outcome. The type of response to an accident, incident or complaint will vary. These may include telephone calls to the employer, written correspondence, visits, or a combination.
Please press the 'Report a Health and Safety issue' button for the following concerns:
- An accident/incident
- A work related illness
- A dangerous occurrence
- Asbestos - concerns over unsafe removal
- Any unsafe practices or unhealthy working conditions
Please note: Confidentiality will be maintained wherever possible. However if you want us to resolve this problem, and we need to take legal action to do it, we may have to disclose your personal details. For example:if we serve a legal notice on the person causing the problem they will have a right to know who made the complaint, if they decided to appeal against the notice in court. Similarly, if a case goes to court the customer may be required to give evidence.
Please visit the Health and Safety Executive page for regulations on Health and Safety: A-Z guide to allocation.