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Health and safety at work

The Health and Safety at Work Inspectorate is located within the Regulation Directorate of the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture (DEFA) and is based at DEFA's offices at Thie Slieau Whallian.

The Health and Safety at Work Inspectorate regulates health and safety across a range of industry sectors throughout the Isle of Man and is organised as follows:

Robert Greaves
Head of Health and Safety

Paul Whitaker
Senior Health and Safety Inspector

Siobhan O'Connor
Health and Safety Inspector

Tolis Arkoudogiannis
Health and Safety Inspector

Rebecca Stafford
Health and Safety Support Inspector

The primary function of the Health and Safety at Work Inspectorate is to secure the health, safety and welfare of workers and that of members of the public, whose safety and health may be put at risk by work activities. This is done by ensuring that work activities comply with health and safety legislation passed by Tynwald. 

As a regulator we achieve this using a variety of means to influence and help people manage risks at work. These include:

  • providing advice, information and guidance
  • raising awareness in workplaces
  • operating permissioning and licensing activities in major hazard industries
  • carrying out targeted inspections and investigations
  • taking enforcement action to prevent harm and hold those who break the law to account

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Health and Safety at Work Inspectorate

Department of Environment Food and Agriculture

Regulation Directorate

Thie Slieau Whallian

Foxdale Road

St Johns

Isle of Man


Telephone:+44 1624 685 881

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