The Forest of Dean District Council and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are responsible for making sure that existing and new businesses in the district comply with health and safety regulations.
The council are responsible for making sure that the following types of premises in the district comply with health and safety regulations:
- Offices and shops
- Retail and wholesale outlets
- Hotels and catering establishments
- Places of worship
- Residential care homes
- Leisure centres
- Art galleries, cinemas and theatres
- Tyre, battery and exhaust retailers
The Food and Safety Team carry out health and safety activities to help prevent accidents and ill health in the workplace. They do this by inspecting workplaces to make sure that risks from work are properly managed, investigating accidents or occupational ill health and investigating complaints about working conditions or work practices. More positively officers also make recommendations of good practice and provide advice on any aspect of health and safety to help create a safe working environment.
Contact the Food and Safety Team on 01594 812418.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) produce a range of business specific leaflets to support and advise businesses on their health and safety requirements. For copies of these leaflets please link to the HSE website at www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/index.htm
There are certain premises in the district that the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are responsible for, due to the higher levels of risk.
These premises include:
- Building sites
- Mines and quarries
- Chemical plants
- Nuclear and off shore installations
For more information please contact the HSE direct on telephone 0117 988 6000 or visit their website at www.hse.gov.uk