Who enforces the health and safety legislation in your workplace and how to report a health and safety concern.
Health and safety legislation is enforced by inspectors from the Health and Safety Executive or in your local council. As enforcing authorities each deal with different sectors:
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) advise and enforce on:
The council give advice and enforce regulations in:
The Health and Safety Executive website can clarify which is the appropriate enforcing authority for your business.
If you think your work environment is damaging your health or putting your safety, or the safety of the public or colleagues at risk you should raise your concerns with your employer or the person in charge.
If no improvement is made, then you can report your concern to the council to investigate.
Please note: you can only report workplace premises in the East Riding.