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 are mainly concerned about health and safety in businesses in the Borough.
The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 itself does not define either 'health' or 'safety' but it does place a wide variety of duties on employers, the self-employed, employees and visitors, contractors and guests.
If you're thinking about setting up a new business or already have a business and are just looking for information on health and safety please look at our web pages or have a look at the government's online information and the Health and Safety Executive's websites. The Council is also offering support through Dudley Means Business. The Business Link startup advice is also very useful if you're starting up a new business.
The Health and Safety Executive's Health and Safety Made Simple guidance is a really good starting point too.
In addition you can request advice from us using our Health & Safety form.
The newly formed Office for Product Safety & Standards (OPS&S), part of the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, supersedes the former Regulatory Delivery directorate, and will work with local authorities and others to take forward its responsibilities, including Primary Authority and Better Business for All. The office has been created to provide national capacity on product safety.
Further details are available via their newsletter.
If the matter is for Local Authority enforcement then please use our online Health & Safety form. We treat complaints very seriously and sensitively, particularly where sub-standard or poor work conditions are notified.
The Council also issues a number of licences and registrations to protect the health, safety and welfare of employees and members of the public. These include:
If you have problem with a registered premises please contact us.