FIRMS SHOULD IGNORE SCAM HEALTH AND SAFETY DEMANDS
May 18 2004. The Health and Safety Executive has urged businesses to ignore information they receive from three firms purporting to regulate health and safety legislation.

HSE has received hundreds of complaints from companies across the country that have been sent requests for payment in return for compliance with health and safety law. The three firms, all based in north-west England, have written to companies all over Great Britain asking for between £125 and £249.

The three firms are:

A Liverpool firm calling itself the Health and Safety Enforcement Agency, Manchester-based Health and Safety Compliance Agency, and the Health and Safety Registration Enforcement Division (HSRED), which gives a Rochdale address.

Anyone receiving literature from any of these companies can ignore it. Companies should then report it to HSE's Infoline on 08701 545500, or their local HSE office.