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Household Support Fund

Due to predicted high demand, applications for the Household Support Fund have now closed. Further support can be found on our Cost of Living and Household Support pages

Workplace Health and Safety

Health and safety affects people and businesses throughout the borough and beyond. It is a part of our lives in many different ways. These pages provide information on health and safety for businesses in the borough.

In the workplace

Health and safety in the workplace covers a range of topics covering all aspects of working conditions.

Health and safety advice for businesses

Advice and information for those running a business.

Health and safety enforcement

Enforcement of the law is split between the Council and the Health and Safety Executive. Generally, the Council covers all non-industrial premises, offices, shops, warehouses and places used for leisure activities and worship.

Healthy and safety training

It is your responsibility to provide your staff with advice, instructions and training in order for them to be able to do their job safely.

Health and safety complaints

The Health and Safety Executive deal with certain complaints not covered by the Council.

Licences and registrations

We issue many licences and registrations to protect the health, safety and welfare of employees and members of the public.

The Law

The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 does not define either 'health' or 'safety'. It does place a wide variety of duties on employers, the self-employed, employees and visitors, contractors and guests.

Health and Safety complaints

If the matter is for Local Authority enforcement, then please use our online Health and Safety form. We treat complaints very seriously and sensitively, particularly where sub-standard or poor work conditions are notified.

Some matters are not dealt with by the Council. In that instance, you should contact the Health and Safety Executive.

Contact Us

Environmental Health and Safety
4 Ednam Road

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 8.45am to 5pm
Offices are closed weekends and Bank Holidays