Health and safety

Health and safety

Inspectors from our Environmental Health Team are responsible for the enforcement of the Health & Safety at Work Act  (and relevant statutory provisions) within the borough in the following:

  • Shops
  • Offices
  • Warehouses
  • Leisure premises.

All other premises have health and safety enforced by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

The primary objective of our health and safety service is to protect workers and the public from hazards arising from work activities and to seek improvement in working conditions in terms of health, safety and welfare.

If you are an employee or member of the public

Talk to us in confidence if you are worried about or have witnessed, at the premises mentioned above:

  • dangerous premises, equipment or working practices
  • health risks in the workplace
  • being asked to do something that may damage your health,  or that of a colleague.

If you have had an accident you may need to report it under RIDDOR

Useful Links

Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

What to expect when a Health & Safety Inspector Calls: A brief guide for businesses, employees and their representatives

What to expect when a Health and Safety Awareness Officer Calls

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