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Health and safety at work

Health and safety law applies to all businesses. If you are an employer or self-employed you have the responsibility to make sure your employees and other persons, including the general public, who use or enter your workplace are protected from risks to their health, safety and welfare. 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 by the Health and Safety Executive

The council's responsibility for health and safety includes lower risk businesses in the borough, such as offices, shops, leisure facilities, warehouses and catering premises.

Wyre council's responsibilities include: 

  • Enforcing health and safety matters in designated workplaces
  • Investigating complaints about working conditions
  • Dealing with accident notifications
  • Cooling tower register

Contact us

Contact the Health and Safety Executive for health and safety enquiries in high-risk and manufacturing premises. 

Alternatively contact Wyre Council for further information and advice


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