Report a health and safety issue

Health and safety is a fundamental aspect of a working environment and should be maintained to a high standard at all times.

The law requires the following work-related incidents to be reported:

  • fatality
  • major injury
  • minor injury
  • poisoned, disease or other condition

You can report a health and safety accident/incident or complaint using the following form:

Report health and safety issue

Report COVID-19 health and safety concerns at a workplace

The law requires employers and the self-employed to conduct their business in such a way as to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that persons are not exposed to risks to their health and safety. This includes measures to prevent the spread of infectious diseases including Covid-19.

The enforcement of health and safety law is split between Local Authorities and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

The lists below show examples of premises enforced by each authority. Please visit the HSE website for the full list.

If you consider that your employer (or any business undertaking's) work activity is putting your safety at risk, with respect to COVID-19 then you should raise your concerns with that employer or person immediately. If no improvement is made at the earliest opportunity, it is important that the matter is reported promptly to the relevant enforcing authority.

Enforced by Bexley Council Enforced by the HSE
  • Beauty parlours and hair dressers
  • Churches and places of worship
  • Cinemas and Leisure activities
  • Hotels
  • Nurseries and playgroups
  • Offices (except government offices)
  • Privately owned museums
  • Pubs and clubs
  • Residential homes and sheltered accommodation
  • Restaurants
  • Shops
  • Warehouses (Purely for storage of products)
  • Tyre and Exhaust Fitters
  • Building sites
  • Car repair and garages
  • Chemical plants
  • Council and government premises
  • Dentists and Doctors surgeries
  • Domestic Premises
  • Dry cleaners
  • Factories
  • Fairgrounds
  • Farms
  • Hospitals and nursing homes
  • Mines and quarries
  • Printers
  • Railways
  • Schools and colleges

Staying COVID-19 Secure

the five check points


Staying COVID-19 Secure

We confirm we have complied with the government’s guidance on managing the risk of COVID-19

The five steps to safer working together:

  1. We have carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment and shared the results with the people who work here
  2. We have cleaning, handwashing and hygiene procedures in line with guidance
  3. We have taken all reasonable steps to help people work safely from a COVID-19 Secure workplace or work from home
  4. We have taken all reasonable steps to maintain a 2m distance in the workplace
  5. Where people cannot keep 2m apart we have ensured at least a 1m distance and taken all the mitigating actions possible to manage transmission risk

Signed on behalf of employer

company signature

Employer London Borough of Bexley Date 14 August 2020
Who to contact Jill Moore, Corporate Health & Safety Team Manager.