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Health and Safety for Businesses

The food and 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.

We carry out targeted proactive and reactive inspections.

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 Rutland County Council.

Information for New and Existing Businesses

There are specific legal requirements that you must comply with. These may include having a documented health and safety policy and risk assessments, and the reporting certain work related accidents. Information / links to these and other topics are provided below.

If you require further advice please contact Environmental Health on  environmentalhealth@rutland.gov.uk or telephone:- 01572 722 577

Health and Safety made simple:-  for small to medium Businesses 

Health and Safety Policy

Information on Risk Assessments

Accident reporting

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) 

Asbestos

The Health and Safety Executive Website – which contains a full range of information including industry specific guidance

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