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:
Health and Safety Executive
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) advise and enforce on:
- general agricultural
- manufacturing issues
- council premises.
The council give advice and enforce regulations in:
- hospitality trade
- retail and wholesale
- residential care
- consumer services including leisure businesses.
Who enforces where I work?
The Health and Safety Executive website can clarify which is the appropriate enforcing authority for your business.