Companies and other organisations are urged to ignore information they receive from two firms purporting to regulate health and safety legislation.
HSE has received complaints from companies across the country that have been sent requests for payment in return for compliance with health and safety law.
One firm, based in West Yorkshire, calling itself the Health and Safety Registration Enforcement Division (HSRED), have written to companies all over Great Britain asking for between £199 and £249 to ensure they comply with health and safety law. This follows on from a spate of similar letters, using the same company name, that were sent out to companies in Spring 2004 which originally gave a Rochdale address but is now issuing letters giving a Bradford address. Another firm calling itself the Health and Safety Enforcement Agency (HSEA) demanded £125 for a health and safety compliance pack.
Anyone receiving literature from any of these companies can ignore it; there is no legal need for anyone to buy literature or services from these companies. None of these companies is connected to HSE.
Organisations should be very wary of any approach from these firms.