The HSE or Health and Safety Executive, is a national independent regulator for Health and Safety in the UK’s workplaces. The job of the HSE is ultimately to prevent people from being injured, becoming ill or even getting killed while at work.
The HSE regulates many workplaces including:
- Schools and colleges
- Nursing Homes
- Central and local Government premises
It also reports facts, figures and statistics for workplace related injuries, illnesses and fatalities as well as news of prosecutions and incidents.
Employees are able to obtain guidance and information about their rights within the workplace from the HSE and so too can employers find out about their responsibilities.
So in essence, the Health and Safety Executive is there as a source of information, news and guidance as well as a regulator – all of this contributing to its key objective of preventing workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities.
You can find out more at www.hse.gov.uk