Health and Safety Executive

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is a national regulatory body responsible for enforcing workplace health, safety, and welfare legislation. In the construction industry, the HSE plays a critical role in setting standards, providing guidance, and ensuring compliance with health and safety laws to prevent workplace accidents and illnesses. The HSE conducts inspections, investigates incidents, and can enforce legal action against non-compliance, including issuing fines or stopping work. Its aim is to promote a safe and healthy working environment for all construction workers, reducing fatalities, injuries, and occupational diseases through education, regulation, and enforcement activities.