Everyone is responsible for their own health and safety at work. When we do need to get involved because of a reported concern or accident at work, we use the HSE Local Authority Enforcement Code Opens in a new window to manage risk and promote good health and safety practice.
Complaints or accidents involving manufacturing, construction, food production, Council buildings or employees are dealt with by the HSE Opens in a new window.
Employers, self-employed people and people in control of business or work premises must report serious workplace accidents, occupational diseases and other specific matters. The Health & Safety Executive website sets out who can make a report, what to report and how to report.
To help small and medium sized businesses meet current health and safety requirements, we have helped to produce a useful toolkit called Safer Workplace, Better Business.
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)
If you work in an industry that uses substances that could be hazardous to health you will need to know about the COSHH Regulations 2002. The HSE provides guidance Opens in a new window on what this means and what you need to do to keep your employees safe at work.
Inspections and investigations
We have a duty to enforce the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 Opens in a new window and related law. We aim to make sure that work premises are safe for employees and those who visit them and that accidents are prevented, wherever possible. To achieve this, we:
- Inspect premises.
- Investigate complaints and accidents.
- Educate businesses.
- Advise other agencies and planning departments.
You can report health and safety concerns about buildings in Torbay to us.