Health and safety

Responsibility for Health and Safety in the borough is split between the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the Local Authority (LA). In general, we are responsible for lower risk activities such as offices, catering and shops, most Care Home activities and beauticians. The HSE is responsible for higher risk activities including large construction sites, manufacturers and council premises.

For further information about health and safety responsibilities.

Report an accident at work

Employers have a duty to report certain types of accidents, injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences to their health and safety enforcement authority. The legislation is The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Act 1995 (RIDDOR).

Report an accident at work.

Asbestos management

The duty to manage asbestos in the workplace is contained in this legislation: Regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006.

Read the Health and Safety Executive website to find out who should be the duty holder, how to comply and how to manage asbestos.

Inspections and investigations

We aim to minimise the risk of injury to both workers and the public, by ensuring businesses are complying with the law.

We do this by inspecting high risk business premises and carrying out investigations.

Report a serious concern or potential health and safety risk.