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Health and safety at work - regulation and inspection

The Health and Safety team performs a wide range of duties designed to protect the health, safety and well being of people who work and visit places of work within our city. The primary piece of legislation applied to this area is the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, and we enforce legal standards in a wide variety of work places, which range from shops, offices and leisure centres to hotels, warehouses and residential homes.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) based in Birmingham, deals with factories.

Cooling towers

All premises where cooling towers and evaporative condensers are situated must register with the local authority under the Notification of Cooling Towers and Evaporative Condensers Regulations 1992. View the online cooling tower register.

Information and advice

The council is committed to working together with proprietors and managers to achieve high standards and prevent problems. We are always willing to give advice on legislation, or practical problems, so if you are considering setting up a business, or wish to discuss anything in relation to your existing premises, please contact us.

Health and safety team

Environmental Health


Tel: 0500 834 333

Customer Service Centre

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