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Health and safety at work

We work in line with our Health and Safety Service Plan and aim to:

  • protect the health, safety and welfare of all people affected by work activities for which we have enforcement responsibility which include:
    • shops and offices
    • hotels and catering establishments
    • sports and leisure and consumer services
    • places of worship and warehouses
  • promote health and safety within these activities by carrying out planned projects.

Responsibility in most other workplaces falls to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

Report an accident at work 

Please click the link to report injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences regulations (RIDDOR):

Report an accident at work

Download a health and safety action plan

After a visit by a health and safety officer if you are asked to fill in a health and safety action plan:

Risk assessments

Risk assessments are an essential part of ensuring your business operates in a safe and legal manner, so that employees and public are protected. If you are a small or medium sized employer (SME) and have difficulty doing a risk assessment to meet the requirements of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 please see:

Chemicals and other hazardous substances 

Help and advice for new businesses

For advice for start up companies and small businesses please visit:

Other health and safety information and guidance