Does HSE investigate health and safety breaches in the POLICE FORCE?

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Dear Health and Safety Executive,

Can you please confirm, if HSE investigates health and safety breaches in the police forces.
My query is related specifically to risk assessments, work equipments.
Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

shapla begum
forest gate

Health and Safety Executive

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Dear Shapla

I can confirm that HSE is the enforcing authority for Police Authorities. I attach a link to the relevant part of our website which provides advice for the Police:

I am answering this as a normal business request for advice, rather than under Freedom of Information.



Helen McGlown | Information Management Unit | Freedom of Information Unit Health & Safety Executive | Knowledge Centre 1G Redgrave Court, Merton Road, Bootle L20 7HS |

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