If you’re not clear about who regulates what when it comes to enforcing health and safety law, here is a reminder:
HSE is responsible for enforcing health and safety at workplaces including: • factories; • farms; • building sites; • nuclear installations; • mines; • schools and colleges; • fairgrounds; • gas, electricity and water systems; • hospitals and nursing homes; • central and local government premises; • offshore installations.
You should contact your local authority environmental health department if you have a query about the following type of premises:
• offices (except government offices); • shops; • hotels; • restaurants; • leisure premises; • nurseries and playgroups; • pubs and clubs; • museums (privately owned); • places of worship; • sheltered accommodation and care homes.
Other enforcing authorities
HSE’s website includes a full list of other enforcing authorities covering areas such as poor food hygiene, pollution and unstable/ dangerous buildings.
Find out more at www.hse.gov.uk