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Our role as a regulator

As a regulator, we aim to prevent workplace death, injury or ill health.

What we do

We achieve this using a variety of methods to influence change and help people manage risks at work. These include:

What guides us

The fundamental principle of health and safety law is that those who create risks are best placed to control them. We take into account the impact on the economy, by ensuring any action we take is proportionate, targeted, consistent, transparent and accountable.

Working with other regulators

We work collaboratively with others in government to ensure that the most appropriate organisation intervenes.
Updated 2017-03-31