The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) enforces health and safety legislation for most industry sectors in Great Britain. This includes factories, building sites, mines, farms, fairgrounds, quarries, railways, chemical plant, offshore and nuclear installations, schools, hospitals and other places where there is a work activity.
Its inspectors normally enforce health and safety standards by giving advice on how to comply with the law. Sometimes people may be ordered to make improvements and, if necessary, may be prosecuted.
They maintain a prosecution register of all cases taken which resulted in a successful conviction.