Contact with inspectors
Contact with Health and Safety Inspectors from HSE or Local Authority
Representatives could have several types of contact with Health and Safety Inspectors. They may:
- Represent employees when Health and Safety Inspectors consult them during an inspection visit, investigation, or other purpose;
- Contact an inspector for information about a health and safety issue in their workplace; and
- Contact an inspector to complain about conditions in the workplace. If this is a formal complaint, the inspector will ask if this has been reported to the employer. More generally, inspectors can be contacted anonymously regardless of whether someone is an employee, safety representative, or works in management. An Inspector will not reveal someone's name if they want to remain anonymous;
- Receive information from inspectors where it is necessary to keep employees and their representatives informed about matters, including information on action taken by inspectors.