Who enforces health and safety law?
Health and safety law is enforced by inspectors from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) or by inspectors from your local authority.
Inspectors have the right to enter any workplace without giving notice, though notice may be given where the inspector thinks it is appropriate. On a normal inspection visit an inspector would expect to look at the workplace, the work activities, your management of health and safety, and to check that you are complying with health and safety law. The inspector may offer guidance or advice to help you. He/she may also talk to employees and their representatives, take photographs and samples, serve improvement notices and take action if there is a risk to health and safety which needs to be dealt with immediately.
Information is also available on the HSE Website or by telephoning the HSE’s InfoLine on 0845 345 0055
If you would like any further information please contact the Council's Health and Safety team, email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01255 686767.