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Whistleblowers

If you are a worker raising a concern about health and safety at the place where you work, then you need to be aware of the protection that employment law gives you as a “whistleblower”, especially in relation to unfair dismissal and other potential detriments. You can find out more at www.gov.uk/whistleblowing which also explains the importance of the following the correct process.

Will HSE disclose my name if I raise a concern?

We ask for your name and correct contact details to allow us to follow-up your concern but we will not disclose your name to your employer if you don't want us to. This is one of the questions you will be asked on the online form.

However, depending on the nature and circumstances of your concern it may be possible for your employer to guess that you notified us, particularly if you have already raised the matter with them.

Are there any circumstances HSE will disclose information I provide against my wishes?

Occasionally, with good reason, we are asked to keep photographs (or other documents) confidential. We will normally do so but very exceptionally when we consider it is necessary to prevent the risk of serious harm, an inspector may need to release the information.

Updated: 2017-04-11