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Health and Safety

The council is responsible for enforcing Health and Safety legislation in the borough.

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The enforcement of health and safety at work is shared between the council and The Health and Safety Executive If you are unsure as to the area of responsibility, please contact Environmental Health and Licensing Services.

Qualified inspectors regularly visit pdf icon businesses [30KB] where they ensure Health and Safety laws are understood and applied by both employers and their staff. We do not enforce Health and Safety at building sites, council owned premises, private housing or companies whose main activity is manufacturing. This is enforced by The Health and Safety Executive

To report any accidents go to RIDDOR.

If you are concerned about any aspect of workplace Health and Safety within the borough, please contact us.

The Independent Regulatory Challenge Panel will look into complaints regarding advice given by Health & Safety Executive (HSE) or Local Authority (LA) inspectors about health and safety which you think is incorrect or goes beyond what is required to control the risk adequately.

The panel will consist of independent member who will have the competence and experience to assess advice that has been given on regulatory matters.

Before you raise an issue with the panel, you should have first tried to resolve the matter with the relevant HSE or LA inspector and their manager.

For more information go to http://www.hse.gov.uk/contact/challenge-panel.htm

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