Health and Safety

Workplace health and safety

The Commercial Services Department inspect workplaces and undertake workplace incident investigations to ensure that Health and Safety legislation is complied with. We also listen to complaints made against employers to ensure workplaces are meeting health and safety standards.

We provide advice and support to businesses and members of the public to improve general health, safety and wellbeing awareness.

We are the enforcing authority for health and safety in a range of businesses, including: warehouses, residential care homes, retail premises (shops), tyre and exhaust fitters and leisure centres etc, whereas the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is responsible for factories, government and emergency services and hospitals.

The Health and Safety Executive is an excellent source of information and includes example policies, risk assessments and topic based information.

Report an accident

You can report accidents at work via the Incident Contact Centre.