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How HSE regulates

Coronavirus (COVID-19): update

Guidance on spot checks and inspections during coronavirus

As a regulator, our goal is to prevent workplace death, injury or ill health.

We achieve this by working with dutyholders to help them understand the risks they create and how to manage them.

Our role as a regulator

What regulatory enforcement means for you

Find out what regulation and enforcement means for your business:

Major hazard industries

We operate permissioning and licensing activities in major hazard industries.

Our strategy, policy and legal framework

We set the strategy, policy and legal framework for health and safety in Great Britain.

We also work collaboratively with other regulators, agencies and government departments.

How we influence and engage

We encourage broader ownership by influencing and engaging all those who have an interest in health and safety.