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What happens after you raise a concern?

1. We will check that the concern relates to a work activity where HSE is responsible for enforcing the health and safety legislation:

2. For concerns within HSE’s enforcement responsibility, we will seek to establish:

3. The information you provided will  be assessed and the concern will be placed into one of the following categories:

What we will do


We cannot successfully follow up your concern if:

Note: HSE cannot help you get compensation or resolve problems of civil law.


We will email you to provide feedback when we have completed our enquiries.

The appeals process

You can appeal if:

To appeal you will need to email within 10 days of being told what we have done.  You will need to include the HSE reference number, explain why you are appealing, and provide any additional information for the decision maker to take into account when they review your appeal.  We will acknowledge your appeal and inform you when you can expect the appeal decision.

If you cannot email then please write to:

Health and Safety Executive
Concerns and Advisory Team
Redgrave Court
L20 7HS