Health and safety

Officers in Health and Safety respond to requests from employers, employees and the general public in relation to hazards and for general advice.

We inspect, assess and monitor premises and investigate accidents which have been reported under RIDDOR Regulations in accordance with Council Policy, and undertake Health and Safety enforcement action.

We raise health and safety awareness using events, displays, seminars, conferences and publicity campaigns.

If you are having construction or refurbishment work done, you may need to notify the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and you may have other duties as well. Details can be found on the HSE website by clicking on the link to the right of this page entitled HSE construction.