Health and Safety - Enforcement policy & procedures


It is the Council's policy to ensure its approach to health and safety enforcement is consistent with the Health and Safety commission's requirements.

The purpose of the policy is to outline the Council's approach to enforcement of health and safety.

The Council has signed up to the Enforcement Concordat and its health and safety inspectors will seek to secure compliance with the law informally by information, advice and support but where appropriate will use enforcement powers.

Working with other bodies on important aspect of the Council's health and safety work.

The Council has a publicised complaints procedure, further details of which are available on this website.

The Council believes in firm but fair enforcement of health and safety. This policy is based on the following five guiding principles:-

Consistency: to ensure that similar issues are dealt with in the same way

Proportionality: to ensure that the action taken relates directly to the actual or potential risk to health and safety

Targeting: to ensure that resources are targeted where activities give rise to the most serious health risks

Transparency: to ensure that people easily understand the action expected of them and that clear distinctions are made between legal requirements and guidance

Accountability: inspectors are accountable to citizens, Parliament and the Council for their actions and the Council has an effective mechanism for dealing with complaints and comments.

A full copy of the Health and Safety Enforcement Policy can be downloaded below.

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