If you see something that looks unsafe, or think the way you or others are working is unsafe or damaging to health or wellbeing, you have two choices: do something, or do nothing. Doing nothing is as much a choice as doing something - and we are all responsible for the choices we make.
By speaking up, you are making sure that companies are aware of any issues and have all the information they need to address a concern. You might be the only person who can see that there is a problem, so it’s important not to assume that others know about it or have spoken up. And when you don’t want to raise your concerns through other channels, CIRAS can pass them on confidentially.
Find out more in our videos below.
What do people report?
Exposure to fumes and poor air quality. Performing tasks without the right competence. Social distancing measures not followed. Training not suitable for the role. Regular trespass. Worn-out equipment. These are just a few examples of things people have raised with CIRAS – and you can see more in our Frontline Matters newsletter or on our case studies page.
We discuss your health, safety or wellbeing concern with you to make sure we can take it forward while protecting confidentiality. We pass your concern to the appropriate company, removing any identifying details, so that they can take action.
To close the loop, we share the company’s response with you. You can also ask further questions, which we pass to the company to address. CIRAS helps important conversations to happen confidentially.
Did you know?
- More than 60% of CIRAS reports in 2019-2020 led to action to improve health and safety.
- Top five safety themes raised with CIRAS in 2019-20 were equipment, health and wellbeing, rules and procedure, unsafe practices and fatigue.
- You can raise a concern about another company, for example if you spot unsafe practices on a shared work site.
- Confidential reporting