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Health and safety

Health and safety

Health and safety covers safe working practices, accidents and their prevention.
Accidents at work
Employers, the self-employed and those in charge of the premises are legally required to report some work-related accidents, diseases and dangerous incidents to the relevant authority.
Inspections
We carry out regular checks on offices, shops, warehouses, places used for leisure activities and other non-industrial premises.
Construction regulations
Building construction regulations are legal requirements aimed at achieving good standards for the construction of domestic, commercial and industrial buildings.
Managing asbestos in your home or business
This section gives information to businesses and residents concerned about asbestos.
Enforcement
The Council has a legal duty to enforce the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and related legislation.