Health and safety

Ensuring the health and safety and welfare of people at work - and other people that may be affected by their work activities - in certain work premises is the responsibility of the Council's Environmental Health Officers.  They deal with three key areas - advice, training and enforcement.

Staff will visit businesses, discuss any areas of concern and provide guidance and information to help them comply with the law, as well as organise specific health and safety workshops and courses.

In terms of enforcement, staff will routinely visit business premises to check standards and assess the approach to managing health and safety. Complaints and accidents will be investigated and where necessary, Improvement and Prohibition Notices will be issued or, in certain cases, offenders will be prosecuted.

Complaints
Complaints relating to dangerous working practices or unsatisfactory conditions at work are also investigated.  Enquiries by employers, employees and members of the public are dealt with in matters relating to workplace health and safety.

For further information or advice please telephone 0300 013 3333.