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Report workplace health and safety problems or an accident at work

Reporting workplace health and safety problems.

Environmental Health Services shares responsibility for enforcing workplace health and safety laws with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

We are responsible for investigating hazards or dangerous practices in certain work premises, including:

If you have witnessed something dangerous where you work at or a business premises you have visited and have been unable to resolve the situation with the company involved you can report this to us to investigate. We will contact you as soon as possible (within 3 working days maximum) and keep you informed of our investigation.

You can contact us on 01476 406080 or email

Workers' rights and responsibilities

All workers are entitled to work in environments where risks to their health and safety are properly controlled. Under health and safety law, the primary responsibility for this is down to employers.  As a worker, you have a duty to take care of your own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by your actions. Health and safety legislation, therefore, requires employers and workers to co-operate.

For more information about rest breaks and paid holidays, if you are off sick from work and worried about your job or for general information about your health and safety rights and responsibilities visit the HSE workers' information pages.


If you discover a problem out of normal office hours which you think could result in someone being seriously injured or even killed please contact us using the emergency telephone number 01476 406375

Report an accident at work