Global IT issues affecting online forms and systems

We are currently impacted by the global IT issues. As a result, a number of systems are affected including the majority of our online forms. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

About the Health and Safety team

Our Health and Safety team have a range of responsibilities including:

  • carrying out risk-assessed inspections of relevant workplaces, in the local authority enforced sector
  • investigating accidents reported to the local authority under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR)
  • investigating complaints regarding workplaces
  • carrying out campaigns and initiatives to raise awareness of health and safety issues
  • advising and guiding businesses on health and safety issues
  • enforcing Sunday trading legislation
  • the registration of cooling towers and evaporative condensers
  • working with other health professionals locally and nationally

Help for businesses and employers

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Support and information for businesses and employers

The government, in consultation with industry, has produced guidance to help ensure workplaces are as safe as possible.

These 8 guides cover a range of different types of work. Many businesses operate more than one type of workplace, such as an office, factory and fleet of vehicles. You may need to use more than one of these guides as you think through what you need to do to keep people safe.

Health and safety inspectors

Our team aims to ensure businesses have sufficient information in a format that's accessible and relevant. This enables businesses to better protect the health, safety and welfare of their workplace and employees.

You can find further information in a downloadable guide available on the HSE website, which includes:

  • what a business owner can expect when a health and safety inspector calls at their workplace
  • what information employees and their representatives can expect during an inspector's visit

Help with health and safety compliance

Our team provides free advice and guidance to businesses and individuals on their duties. You can contact us by email with any questions.

You can obtain basic free advice on health and safety by visiting the HSE website.

The HSE website is a comprehensive source of information which is regularly updated. You can keep in touch with current campaigns and events, subscribe to free email news, updates, RSS feeds and podcasts by selecting the 'news' tab on the HSE home page.


Our team currently doesn't provide training, however the professional institutes and bodies below provide and endorse health and safety training nationally.

Page last updated: 21 September 2020


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