Health and safety enforcement is split between local authorities i.e. Salford City Council and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Depending on the work activity, determines who the enforcing body is. The following types of premises are enforced by Salford City Council, this list is not exhaustive:
You should contact the HSE if your query relates to the following types of workplaces:
Part of our work involves investigating complaints from both employees and members of the public.
These might include complaints about:
What should I do if I observe a health and safety concern?
If you see something in a workplace, in Salford, that you think is breaking health and safety law and is likely to cause serious harm, you can report it. There are a number of people you should initially raise this with, you could:
The HSE also provides a lot of health and safety information on their website covering the following subject areas:
We recommend that you look at the HSE web pages to confirm that the matter you wish to report is an issue that requires our attention.
If you have done all of the above and have still not been able to address the health and safety matter, you can report the concern to Environmental Health, by completing the following form. All the information you provide is held in the strictest confidence. It will not be passed onto the employer or duty holder without your permission.
Once you have completed the form, the officer may wish to contact you to obtain further details.