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Health and safety for businesses

Health and safety for businesses

The 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.

There are about 1050 businesses in the district that are inspected by the Health and Safety Team on a regular basis depending on the risks they pose to their workforce and others.

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.

ConcernEnforcing body
Care of patients and users of health and social care services in EnglandCare Quality Commission
Concerns about marine safety including certification, pollution and health, safety & welfare of seafarersMaritime and Coastguard
Concerns about patient safety – DoctorsGeneral Medical Council
Concerns about patient safety – Nurses & MidwivesNursing and Midwifery Council
Conditions for and treatment of those in prisonHer Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons
Employment issues, including bullying and harassment at workAdvisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS)
Occupational health and safety of flight crew and cabin crew on aircraft and health of passengers on aircraftCivil Aviation Authority
Pollution, including Statutory Nuisance e.g. noiseEnvironmental Protection Team (West Lindsey District Council)
Poor food hygieneFood Safety Team (West Lindsey District Council)
Problems with goods and services you have boughtTrading Standards (Lincolnshire County Council)
Railway health and safetyOffice of Rail Regulation (ORR)
Road traffic issuesPolice
Road, highways and pavementsHighways Department (Lincolnshire County Council)
Roadworthiness of vehiclesVehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA)
Unstable/dangerous buildingsBuilding Control Team (West Lindsey District Council)
Waste disposal, contaminated ground, some air pollution issuesEnvironment Agency
Welfare facilities at schoolsDepartment of Education

Public Protection

West Lindsey District Council
Guildhall, Marshall’s Yard
Gainsborough
Lincolnshire
DN21 2NA

Email:  food.healthandsafety@west-lindsey.gov.uk

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