Health and safety

Health and safety is about preventing people from being harmed by work or becoming ill through work. Health and safety law applies to all businesses however small. It covers employees, full- or part-time, temporary or permanent and the self-employed well as members of the public and contractors.

The council's Food and Safety team is responsible for enforcing health and safety law in many workplaces in the Vale, some of which include shops, warehouses, offices, catering businesses, residential homes and leisure and sports centres. The Health and Safety Executive Health and Safety Executive This link will take you to an external website... is responsible for enforcing the legislation in other workplaces.

The food team works to ensure that workplaces are safe by:

  • enforcing health and safety legislation in the workplace
  • giving advice to businesses on health and safety issues
  • investigating complaints and the causes of accidents in the workplace

These pages give more information about the health and safety regulations which business have to comply with and how to make a complaint if you think these regulations have been breached.

If you would like any more information on a health and safety issue please contact the food and safety team (see contacts section of this page).

Last reviewed: 28 - 06 - 2016

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