Workplace health and safety
The Commercial Regulatory Team perform a variety of duties with regard to the enforcement of Health and Safety at Work legislation, including:
- inspections of commercial premises
- accident investigation in commercial premises
- advice to businesses, employees and the public
- health and safety complaints investigations
- enforcement of petroleum licence requirements
- enforcing regulations to protect employees and customers alike.
Health and safety enforcement is a responsibility of both the Council and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), depending on the work activity.
Council Officers carry out health and safety enforcement in a variety of commercial premises including shops, restaurants, cafes, hotels and residential care homes, offices and retail and wholesale warehousing.
The HSE is primarily responsible for enforcing health and safety in factories, building sites, schools and colleges, hospitals and nursing homes.
For a more comprehensive list of the type of premises or work activity where the Council or HSE enforce then please check the HSE website.
The HSE website also contains a broad range of health and safety material and guidance that provides information on health and safety legislation and on what businesses have to do.
General information about standards required in the work place and how to make a complaint if you believe this isn’t being met.
Make sure your employees and workplace is prepared for a Health and Safety Inspector.
Register yourself or your business to carry out skin piercing (Acupuncture, tattooing, semi-permanent skin colouring, cosmetic piercing and electrolysis)