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Health & Safety

The aim of the Health and Safety service is to protect the health and safety and welfare of employees and to safeguard others, principally the public, who may be exposed to risks from work activities.

Health & Safety at Work Concerns & Complaints

The Health and Safety Team receive complaints from a variety of sources which include complaints from employees and members of the public about workplaces and work activities. Complaints can cover a wide range of matters from the failure of an employer to provide suitable personal protective equipment or adequate toilet facilities, to complaints about general working conditions such as poor maintenance of equipment, electrical hazards, slipping and/or tripping hazards etc

If you want some free advice or wish to make a complaint in relation to a health and safety issue then please feel free to contact the team.

If you think an employer is exposing you or others to risks or is not carrying out their legal duties, and you have pointed this out without getting a satisfactory response, you can contact us or the HSE if the place of work is inspected by them.

All complaints regarding health, safety, welfare, or working conditions are investigated in confidence. We will discuss the complaint and can advise as to any action to be taken.

If you'd like us to look into your complaint please contact us.

Useful Links

For general advice by telephone, the HSE operate a telephone enquiry service offering health and safety advice on 0845 345 0055.

The HSE also provides a number of publications in other languages (external link).