rating button
Skip to main content

Coronavirus (COVID-19) For information on changes to our services, how to get help, support your community, advice and grants for employers and businesses visit our Coronavirus pages.

  1. Home
  2. Business and licensing
  3. Business services
  4. Health and safety at work

Health and safety at work

We plan health and safety work and react to health and safety issues in accordance with guidance from the Health and Safety Executive. We aim to:

  • Protect the health, safety and welfare of all people affected by work activities for which we have enforcement responsibility which include:
    • shops and offices
    • hotels and catering establishments
    • sports and leisure and consumer services
    • places of worship and warehouses
  • Promote health and safety within these activities by carrying out planned projects.

Responsibility in most other workplaces falls to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Report an accident at work 

Report injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences regulations (RIDDOR): 

Report an accident at work

Download a health and safety action plan

After a visit by a health and safety officer if you are asked to fill in a health and safety action plan. Here is the template:

Risk assessments

Risk assessments are an essential part of ensuring your business operates in a safe and legal manner, so that employees and public are protected. If you are a small or medium sized employer and have difficulty doing a risk assessment to meet the requirements of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 see the HSE example risk assessments.

Chemicals and other hazardous substances 

Read the guidance: Control Of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Essentials.

Help and advice for new businesses

Read advice for start up companies and small businesses: ABC to Health and Safety.

Other health and safety information and guidance

For more health and safety information visit the Health and Safety Executive website.

Related Pages