- FOD, the largest operational inspectorate in HSE, covers many employment sectors including Agriculture, Construction Domestic gas safety, Entertainment and leisure industry, Food and drink manufacture, Health and safety in the engineering industry, Health and social care services, Local government, Manufacturing, Public services, Quarry Health and Safety and Risk education.
- We contribute to HSE's mission to ensure that risks to people’s health and safety from work activities are properly controlled. This means reducing risks and protecting people at work by providing advice and guidance on how to comply with the law, inspecting workplaces, investigating accidents and complaints and taking enforcement action where necessary.
- Our headquarters is in Bootle, Merseyside where the Director of Field Operations is based. FOD is managed as three geographical divisions, construction and HQ. A Director or Head of Division leads each Division. Staff in geographical divisions and the national construction division are involved primarily in front-line activities, giving advice and guidance, contacting and inspecting workplaces, investigating incidents/accidents/complaints and taking enforcement action.