The Food, Health and Safety Team is committed to preventing accidents and ill health in places of work. This includes the health, safety and welfare of employees and anyone else who may be affected by the work activity.
We do this by enforcing the Health and Safety at Work Act and by giving advice to businesses. Where enforcement action is necessary, officers take appropriate action dependent on the seriousness of the breach of law, guided by our enforcement policy.
We also deal with complaints about working conditions and investigate accidents where appropriate.
The Health and Safety at Work Act is enforced in some businesses by the Health and Safety Executive and not by West Lindsey District Council.
|Care of patients and users of health and social care services in England||Care Quality Commission|
|Concerns about marine safety including certification, pollution and health, safety & welfare of seafarers||Maritime and Coastguard|
|Concerns about patient safety – Doctors||General Medical Council|
|Concerns about patient safety – Nurses & Midwives||Nursing and Midwifery Council|
|Conditions for and treatment of those in prison||Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons|
|Employment issues, including bullying and harassment at work||Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS)|
|Occupational health and safety of flight crew and cabin crew on aircraft and health of passengers on aircraft||Civil Aviation Authority|
|Pollution, including Statutory Nuisance e.g. noise||Environmental Protection Team (West Lindsey District Council)|
|Poor food hygiene||Food Safety Team (West Lindsey District Council)|
|Problems with goods and services you have bought||Trading Standards (Lincolnshire County Council)|
|Railway health and safety||Office of Rail Regulation (ORR)|
|Road traffic issues||Police|
|Road, highways and pavements||Highways Department (Lincolnshire County Council)|
|Roadworthiness of vehicles||Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA)|
|Unstable/dangerous buildings||Building Control Team (West Lindsey District Council)|
|Waste disposal, contaminated ground, some air pollution issues||Environment Agency|
|Welfare facilities at schools||Department of Education|
Freedom of Information – Health and Safety Inspections
The Health & Safety Inspections data for the last 6 years can be found below (NB: no inspections were carried out in 2018 and 2019):