HSE's emphasis is on preventing death, injury and ill-health in Great Britain's workplaces. But we will come down hard on people who put others at risk - particularly where we find deliberate flouting of the law.
In carrying out its enforcement role, HSE follows these internal operational procedures;
The Enforcement Guide provides legal guidance to HSE staff in respect of their enforcement powers and duties. It will also be useful to other health and safety enforcement agencies.
HSE follows the principles of good regulatory practice.
Section 18 of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSWA) puts a duty on the HSE and Local Authorities (LAs) to make adequate arrangements for enforcement.