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Health and safety enforcement

Health and safety enforcement is shared between local councils, the Health and Safety Executive, and other enforcing authorities.

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Health and Safety Executive (HSE) responsibilities

HSE is responsible for enforcing health and safety at workplaces including:

  • building sites
  • central and local government premises
  • factories
  • fairgrounds
  • farms
  • gas, electricity and water systems
  • hospitals and nursing homes
  • mines
  • offshore installations
  • schools and colleges

Report a problem to the Health and Safety Executive.


Chesterfield Borough Council responsibilities

We deal with enforcing health and safety at the following type of premises:

  • hairdressers, barbers and beauty salons
  • hotels
  • leisure premises
  • museums (privately owned)
  • nurseries and playgroups
  • offices (except government offices)
  • places of worship
  • pubs and clubs
  • restaurants and takeaways
  • sheltered accommodation and care homes
  • shops and warehouses

We enforce health and safety legislation in approximately 1,700 premises. Our aim is to protect people at work and those who may be affected by work activities by securing compliance with health and safety legislation by:

  • carrying out health and safety inspections
  • investigating accidents and dangerous occurrences reported to us
  • investigating complaints
  • providing advice and guidance on health and safety
  • undertaking initiatives to raise awareness on health and safety issues

Report a problem to Chesterfield Borough Council.


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Last updated on 03 November 2020