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

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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