Report 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

    • 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

    Enforced by the HSE

    • 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
    • Workshops