From 6 April 2009 employers no longer have to register premises in which their employees work with either the Local Authority or the Health & Safety Executive (HSE). However, you may still need to register or notify to do some specific activities. These include:
Certain types of work with asbestos
The installation and operation of a water-based cooling tower
Storage of explosives
Storage of fireworks
The use of lasers
Use of some sports ground stands and stadiums
These are defined in the Licensing Act 2003 and cover three types of activity:
If your thinking of starting a new business, there are a lot of different considerations that you need to make. A good place to start is the local business link service who are able to offer specific business advice.
New rules have removed the requirements to register under the Factories Act 1961 and the Offices, Shops and Railway Premises Act 1963.
Environmental Safety and Health, 3-5 St James's Road, Dudley, DY1 1HZ
Telephone 0300 555 2345
Monday to Friday 08:45 - 17:00 offices closed at weekends and Bank Holidays
General Advice and Complaints Form