Business health and safety regulations

We're committed to helping businesses provide safe and healthy work places.

Depending on your main work activity either the council or the Health and Safety Executive will be responsible for enforcing workforce health and safety laws.

We're the enforcing authority for work places such as:

  • offices
  • shops
  • warehouses
  • hairdressers
  • restaurants
  • hotels
  • private residential care homes
  • consumer and leisure services

The HSE is responsible for businesses such as factories, construction sites farms and schools.

Our health and safety role

The work we do includes:

Report a health and safety problem

If you have a concern about your workplace, please check the relevant authority first for your type of workplace:

  • Use our online form below to report a health and safety problem to us.
  • For work activities not enforced by us please contact the HSE.