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Enforcing Authority

CDM (GB) Knowledge Base

The enforcing authority for health & safety law is either HSE or a local authority as set out in the Health and Safety (Enforcing Authority) Regulations 1998 (HSEAR).

For most construction work, HSE is the enforcing authority.

Workplace users should know which enforcing authority covers the premises. HSE or the Environmental Health Department of the local authority can provide further advice.