Health nd Safety in Care Settings

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Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

  • The main body responsible for enforcing legislation and providig health and safety in the work place. 
  • HSE covers: offices, factories, hospitls, schools, mines, building sites, railways.

HSE employs health and safety enforcement who can:

  • Enter premises
  • Conduct investigations
  • Take samples and photographs
  • Ask questions
  • Give advice
  • Issue instructions that must be carried out by law
  • Initiate a prosecution
  • Inspect documents
  • Issue improvement and prohibition notices.

Provide a frame work for a safe working enviornment. 
Prosecution can occur if you do not comply with the Law.  

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