Independent Regulatory Challenge Panel

In 2011, the Löfstedt report (‘Reclaiming health and safety for all’: An independent review of health and safety legislation) proposed that the Government looked at introducing a challenge mechanism that allows for cases of incorrect, over-application of health and safety law to be addressed.

The panel has now been launched. 


The Independent Regulatory Challenge Panel will look into complaints regarding advice given by HSE or LA inspectors about health and safety which you think is incorrect or goes beyond what is required to control the risk adequately.

Further information regarding the Panel and how to contact them can be found on the Health and Safety Executive's webpage.

If you are still not satisfied

If you are still not satisfied with the findings of the Independent Regulatory Challenge Panel, you can make a complaint through the Council’s Complaints page.