Health and Safety for businesses

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.

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Health and Safety enforcing bodies
Concern Enforcing body
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
table | Freedom of Information – Health and Safety Inspections

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):

documents | Health and safety for businesses
contact | Food, Health and Safety Team
Food, Health and Safety Team
Housing and Environmental Enforcement

Marshall’s Yard
DN21 2NA
United Kingdom

Smoke-Free Legislation

Smoke free legislation applies to every business and organisation employing people and requires all workplaces and enclosed public places to be smoke free.

Business fire safety

Information from Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue to assist businesses in fire safety.