Workplace health, safety and welfare

Advice on health, safety and welfare issues in the workplace

We are responsible for regulating health and safety in certain types of premises within the Borough.

The Department carry out proactive health and safety inspections and reactive visits following receipt of a complaint or a RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995) report.

Certain injuries, dangerous occurrences and diseases are required to be reported under RIDDOR.  For further information on reporting visit the Health and Safety Executive website.

We are responsible for regulating health and safety at the below types of premises:

  • Warehouses storing goods for wholesale or retail distribution
  • Tyre and exhaust fitting establishments
  • Display and sale of goods at an exhibition
  • Catering establishments, including cafes, restaurants etc
  • Office activities
  • Consumer services in shops such as shoe repairers
  • Hotels, guest houses, camp sites and caravan sites
  • Health clubs and leisure activities; theatres, cinemas, night clubs etc
  • Therapeutic treatment centres including massage parlours, solaria, aromatherapy etc
  • Child care facilities such as nurseries and playgroups
  • Undertakers
  • Churches and religious meeting halls
  • Coin operated wet and dry cleaning establishments
  • Animal accommodation, including kennels, catteries, stables and zoos.


The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are responsible for regulating health and safety in the below types of premises:

  • Mines and quarries
  • Fairgrounds
  • Radio or Television broadcasting
  • Most construction work
  • Agricultural activities
  • Use of x-ray machines
  • Activities on board ship
  • Ski lifts, ski tows and cable cars
  • Maintenance, repair and installation of electricity and gas systems
  • Maggot, fish and game breeding
  • Local Authority activities and the police, fire and health services including hospitals.