Overview

We are responsible for enforcing health and safety regulations in offices, shops, warehouses, hotels, restaurants, care homes, private nurseries and leisure premises to make sure they are safe for employees, customers, visitors and contractors.

We carry out regular inspections of high-risk premises, and investigate workplace accidents and complaints about health and safety problems.

The Health and Safety Executive is responsible for enforcing health and safety regulations in factories, building sites, schools and colleges, fairgrounds, gas, electricity and water systems, hospitals and nursing homes, central and local government buildings. Visit the HSE website for more information.