Section 18 of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSW Act) puts a duty on the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Local Authorities (LAs) to make adequate arrangements for enforcement. HSE and LAs have agreed a ‘Section 18 Standard’ which outlines how to do this (see below). This website also contains information that will support LAs in applying the Standard.
An introduction to enforcing authorities' standards.
Management systems for effective health and safety regulators.
Intervention and enforcement consistency for health and safety regulators.
LA health and safety regulators in partnership with HSE and other stakeholders.
The sensible risk agenda, balancing risks and benefits: 'saving lives not stopping them'