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Where do we enforce health and safety?

As a result of the Easter Bank Holiday this coming weekend, there will be some changes to services and facility opening hours. Find out more here: www.charnwood.gov.uk/bankholiday.

We don't enforce health and safety at all workplaces.

Both the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Charnwood council enforce health & safety law. In general it is the main activity at a premises that determines the enforcing authority. In general our enforcement officers cover:

  • Retail premises
  • Warehouses (retail/wholesale chain)
  • Offices
  • Catering
  • Hotels & residential care homes etc
  • Consumer services in a shop
  • Leisure activities
  • Animal boarding etc
  • Child care in non-domestic premises
  • Places of worship

The HSE in general cover everything else, e.g. factories, building sites, farms, fairgrounds, quarries, railways, hospitals, schools and colleges. The local HSE area office is at:

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