Regulatory Challenge Panel

The Independent Regulatory Challenge Panel looks into complaints regarding advice given by Health and Safety Executive or Local Authority inspectors about health and safety which you think is incorrect or exceeds what is required to control the risk adequately.

The panel consists of independent members who have the ability and experience to assess advice that has been given on regulatory matters.

Before you raise an issue with the panel, you should have first tried to resolve the matter with the Inspector and their manager and exhausted our corporate complaints procedure.

The details of the inspector and how to contact them can be found on the report of visit sheet provided after the inspection or at the foot of any correspondence. The Business Compliance Manager can be contacted on 0345 8 506506 or e mail

What to expect – the panel's role

  • Your issue will be put before panel members who will review it thoroughly and inform you of its findings
  • The panel will only consider cases from 30 June 2011 onwards and the outcome will be made available on the Health and Safety Executive website
  • The panel is advisory and the regulators will respect the independence of the panel

If you are still not satisfied you can complain to The Local Government Ombudsman

Contact us

Environmental Health

Wakefield Council
Wakefield One
PO Box 700
Burton Street

0345 8 506 506