HSE Reporting Available to Construction Workers During Coronavirus

THE HEALTH and Safety Executive (HSE) has opened a new page for construction workers to report any health and safety concerns to them.

The move comes after many construction sites are reopening within the restrictions imposed by social distancing guidance and safe operating procedures.

As many construction workers are returning to sites, HSE has announced it will only investigate disclosable concerns, that is breaches of health and safety law rather than matters which are the subject of an advisory. However, the organisation says it may follow up on non-disclosable concerns after the current coronavirus restrictions are lifted.

Reporting concerns

HSE has a form on its website to report concerns that you think might cause serious harm.

You can also telephone HSE on 0300 003 1647 Lines are open Monday to Friday 8.30am- 5pm (Wednesdays 10am-5pm).

HSE advises concerned employees to raise their concerns with their supervisor or employer, or a union representative first.

HSE says it will assess the report within 24 hours and contact companies by phone, writing or a site visit. We make that assessment within 24 hours (during the working week).  Reports can be made anonymously.

Last week, the construction union, Unite, also invited construction workers to report any sites or companies that were pressuring workers to continue unsafe work that does not maintain safe social distancing.

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