Raising your concerns can make work safer – here’s what we do so that companies can act on them.
Exposure to fumes and poor air quality. Performing tasks without the right competence. Social distancing measures not followed. Training not suitable for the role. These are a few examples of concerns people have raised with CIRAS recently – and you can see more in our Frontline Matters newsletter.
Are you worried about your manager or colleagues knowing if you speak up? Have you tried raising your concern through your company’s reporting channels without success? Then speak to CIRAS.
You can contact CIRAS when you want to raise a health, safety or wellbeing concern while protecting your identity. We will listen then pass on your concerns, removing any identifying details.
How is CIRAS different?
We will tell the company your concern on your behalf so that they can take action. We’ll share their response with you, giving you the chance to ask further questions if you feel your concern hasn’t been properly addressed. We’ll pass on these questions to the company so that they can address your feedback. CIRAS helps important conversations to happen anonymously.
Your confidentiality is our priority and will never be compromised.
We’re independent and we will make sure you are heard, confidentially.
What you can tell us
We listen to many different types of concerns. For example:
Getting a result
When a company gets a CIRAS report, what happens next? How do they respond and what do they do? You can find some examples of CIRAS reports and responses in our Frontline Matters newsletter.
You can also see case studies on our website.
Did you know?
- 77% of people contacting CIRAS in the 2019-20 financial year had used internal channels first.
- 85% of CIRAS reports in 2019-2020 led to at least one action.
- 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.