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Which workplaces does the council have enforcement responsibility for?

The enforcement of Health and Safety at work legislation is shared between the council's Food and Safety Team and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). It depends on the type of business as to which authority has enforcement responsibility.

Workplaces which the council has enforcement responsibility for include:

  • shops and retail
  • warehouses
  • offices
  • catering
  • residential care homes
  • leisure activities
  • consumer services.

Workplaces which the Health and Safety Executive has enforcement responsibility for include:

  • nuclear installations and mines,
  • factories
  • farms
  • hospitals and schools
  • offshore gas and oil installations.

Visit the Health and Safety website Health and Safety Executive This link will take you to an external website... for more information about its work or contact its infoline on 0300 003 1747 for access to workplace health and safety information, guidance and expert advice.

Last reviewed: 26 - 07 - 2016

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