The Independent Regulatory Challenge Panel

More about the Independent Regulatory Challenge Panel

The Independent Regulatory Challenge Panel will look into complaints regarding advice given by HSE or LA inspectors about health and safety which you think is incorrect or goes beyond what is required to control the risk adequately.

The panel will consist of independent members who will have the competence and experience to assess advice that has been given on regulatory matters.

Before you raise an issue with the panel, you should have first tried to resolve the matter with the relevant HSE or LA inspector and their manager.

What to expect

Your issue will be put before the panel members who will review it thoroughly and inform you of its findings.

The panel will only consider cases from 30 June 2011 onwards and the outcome will be made available on the HSE website.

The panel's role is advisory. The regulators will  respect the independence of the panel and its advice and where appropriate take it onboard.

Contact the Panel

What if I am still not satisfied

If you are still not satisfied with the findings of the Independent Regulatory Panel, you can follow the existing complaints procedures including writing to the Chief Executive of HSE or the relevant Local Authority Chief Executive.

You can also write to your MP and, if necessary ask them to contact the Office of the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman to investigate cases relating to HSE.

For Local Authority matters, you can contact your local councillor and if necessary the Local Government Ombudsman.

Independent Regulatory Challenge Panel Terms of Reference

View the terms of reference.

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