We investigate reports of accidents at work to ensure that the workplace is safe and that employers are not breaking health and safety laws.
Who enforces health and safety law in my workplace?
This depends on the type of business you work in.
The council inspects:
- Office based
- Retail or wholesale
- Hotel and catering
- Sports or leisure
- Residential accommodation, excluding nursing homes
- Concerned with places of worship
- Pre-school child care
- Mobile catering
- Market stalls
The health and safety executive inspects all other types of industry and major construction work in all premises. In London they can be contacted at:
Health and Safety Executive
2 Southwark Bridge
SE1 4 LW
Telephone: 08701 545 500