Borough Council of Wellingborough

Health & Safety

Regulation and Inspection

The Health Protection Team performs a wide range of duties designed to protect the health, safety and well-being of people at work and others who visit places of work within the Borough of Wellingborough. The primary legislation applied to this area is the Health and Safety at Work Etc. Act 1974. We are responsible for enforcing Health and Safety in certain premises while the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is responsible for others.

If you think health and safety has to be complicated - it doesn't. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) website provides simple guidance on compliance with the law and how to manage health and safety in your business.

For many businesses, all that's required is a basic series of tasks. The following link will take you through the steps and help you make sure you have done what you need to - and no more.
http://www.hse.gov.uk/simple-health-safety/index.htm

If you are having construction or refurbishment work done, you may need to notify the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and you may have other duties as well - find out more at  http://www.hse.gov.uk/construction/

The table below gives an outline of who is responsible for which type of premises:

 

Health And Safety Executive
 Local Authority

Factories

Shops

Construction

Offices

Vehicle repair garages

Hairdressers

Workshops

Cinemas

Schools

Hotels

Printers

Leisure activities

Dentists

Warehouses

Doctors

Tyre and exhaust centres

Universities

Churches

City Council owned premises

Banks

Dry cleaners

Beauty parlours

Fairgrounds

Laundrettes (coin operated)

Hospitals

Residential Care Homes (unless Council owned)

Mines

 


TV repair

 


 Last updated 13/10/2015