The role of the Health and Safety team

We perform a wide range of duties designed to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of people who work and visit places of work within our city, including inspections on work-related accidents.

Our main areas of activity are:

  • Inspecting places of work
  • Investigating accidents
  • Dealing with complaints about health, safety and welfare
  • Promoting safety at work
  • Advising local businesses
  • Smoking policies at work

All these premises are monitored and inspected in accordance with a national risk rating scheme - the riskier the activities, the more often they will be inspected. Many low risk activities, like small offices, may only receive occasional visits or self-assessment questionnaires.

The inspections are carried out by and large without appointment so that inspectors can get a true picture of what happens on a day-to-day basis.

Health and safety team

Open 9am–5pm Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays)

Address: PO Box 15
Council House
Earl Street

Telephone: 08085 834333