Have you ever wondered who are the HSE and how do they shape your working life? Well, the HSE is the Health and Safety Executive, which is a national independent watchdog operating in the UK with a remit for overlooking work-related health, safety and illness. The HSE was created over forty years ago with the intention of reducing death and serious injury in the workplace.
Who are the HSE?
The HSE undertakes a diverse variety of work. It shapes and reviews health and safety regulation of course, but it also produces research and statistics to help inform policy makers, and enforces the law where appropriate. Operationally, one inspector, or a team of inspectors from the HSE can enter a workplace to inspect, investigate, interview people, observe, serve notices and issue penalties.
They enforce the law, either face-to-face or in writing, and serve improvement and prohibition notices. They are able to withdraw approvals, vary licence conditions or exemptions, and issue formal cautions in England and Wales. In Scotland they are allowed to prosecute (or report to the Procurator Fiscal with the aim of prosecuting in future).
Considering making a claim?
If you’re interested in finding out more about who the HSE are, because you are concerned about breaches in health and safety at work, you should contact them. If, however, you – or someone you know – has had an accident, thanks to lax standards of health and safety at work, you should contact a law firm. Here at Accident Advice Helpline we are a law firm that can help you progress a claim for compensation for injuries received at work.
Making a claim with Accident Advice Helpline
You know that your employer is responsible for health and safety at work of course, so if there are breaches in this responsibility and someone has been hurt, it is only right to make a claim for compensation. You need a law firm you can trust, and we fit the bill.
Established in the year 2000, we have extensive experience of dealing with workplace accidents. We can win you the best amount of compensation for your injuries. If the accident occurred within the last three years, and you received injuries that required medical attention through no fault of your own, it’s time to make a call.
Contact us today
One phone call is all it takes and before you know it you could be in receipt of a nice sum to help your recuperation along. Simply call our team on 0800 689 0500 (free from your landline) or if you prefer to use your mobile phone, call us on 0333 500 0993 (charges may apply). Let’s get your claim started now.
Date Published: 19th July 2016
Author: Lynne Bell
Category: Health and safety at work