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Health and Safety affects all of us whether you are an employer, employee or member of the public. This section of the website provides specific information for the following groups:

  • Employers
  • Employees
  • Trade Union Representative
  • CEO/Director
Source - HSE (GB)

Key Messages/Current Issues:

  • Accidents

    It is a legal requirement that workplace accidents are reported to us. An investigation may be carried out depending on the circumstances. Accidents can be reported:

    • online
    • post
    • fax
    • telephone (hardcopy must also be sent)
  • Concerns

    If you have a concern about a working practice you can seek advice from our duty inspector or lodge a complaint which will be looked at by an inspector. We can be contacted by:

    • email
    • post
    • fax
    • telephone

  • Information

    More detailed information on specific topics can be found under the guidance section of our website, downloadable resources are also available.

    Alternatively you can contact our duty inspector by email (, freephone (0800 0320 121) or by submitting a query via the website.

Key Legislation

The Health and Safety at Work (Northern Ireland) Order 1978

Please note that these links are to the original legislation on the OPSI website, visitors should verify for themselves whether legislation is in force or whether it has been amended or repealed by subsequent legislation.