Health and Safety at work
Health and safety law applies to all businesses. If you are an employer or self-employed you are responsible for making sure employees and other persons, including the general public, who use or enter your workplace are protected from risks. You must make suitable arrangements to manage health and safety
Enforcement and responsibility
Health and safety at work is enforced jointly by the council and the Health and Safety Executive. The council's responsibility for health and safety includes lower risk businesses, such as offices, shops, leisure facilities, warehouses and catering premises.
Our responsibilities include:
- Enforcing health and safety matters in designated workplaces
- Investigating complaints about working conditions
- Dealing with accident notifications
- Cooling tower register
For further advice
Contact the Health and Safety Executive for enquiries in high-risk and manufacturing premises.
Contact us for other enquiries