H&S team initiatives


The Health and Safety team also run promotional initiatives to raise awareness of health and safety in the workplace and improve standards. Areas of focus have included:

Slips and Trips Campaign

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) ran a major initiative which focused on raising awareness about the financial and personal cost and causes of slip and trip accidents at work. Watch your Step aims to reduce the 11000 plus major injuries a year which are caused by slips and trips in UK workplaces. For more information click here.

Two new leaflets are available to download from the HSE website:


The Essential Guide for Safer Newspaper Deliveries

Gloucester City Council produced a detailed guide 'The Essential Guide for Safety Newspaper Deliveries' on behalf of the Gloucestershire Health and Safety Technical Sub Committee working with Road Safety, Education Welfare, Health and Safety Executive and Gloucestershire Constabulary. The guide is written for newsagents and is intended to help address some of the problems associated with delivering newspapers. It gives brief guidance on the legal requirements and offers sensible advice on some of the problems. If you would like a copy of the guide please download here The Essential Guide for Safer Newspaper Deliveries

The Manual Handling Seminar

The health and safety team set up a series of seminars throughout the county. The aim of the seminar was to raise awareness of the risk assessment process for manual handling operations amongst the local business community. The seminar provided information and advice and involved an optional examination. Download more information on Manual Handling at the HSE website.

Organising Health and Food Safety at Small and Medium Events

Forest of Dean District Council has produced a guide to help people holding small events organise their health and food safety. Download a copy here: Organising Health and Food Safety at Small and Medium Events

Contact the Food and Safety Team on 01594 812418 or email environmental.health@fdean.gov.uk