Health and safety at work - advice
We recognise that we can support the growth of local enterprises
by providing essential information on all health and safety issues
relevant to each particular business. We hope that the health and
safety Information supplied will help your business save time and
money in securing a healthy and safe working environment, and we
invite the active participation of both employers and employees in
the important task of reducing accidents and occupational
The commercial team has many customers, including the people who
live and work within Broxbourne, visitors, tourists, and
businesses. Delivering high levels of customer service is therefore
an important part of our job. As a result we are always committed
to improving customer service and we have high standards of service
We aim to do everything we can to ensure that service requests
associated with commercial premises in Broxbourne are dealt with
quickly and efficiently.
People may wish to contact us to report issues concerning the
work place or to seek advice.
Examples would include: -
- Occupational health and safety matters; welfare issues;
- Concerns regarding specific risks such as falls from height,
slips and trips, musculoskeletal disorders, work place transport
- Concerns regarding the management and control of asbestos.
Advice on Legislation
For more information on the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
and these regulations, visit the HSE website.
What is risk assessment?
A risk assessment is simply a careful examination of what, in
your work, could cause harm to people, so that you can weigh up
whether you have taken enough precautions or should do more to
prevent harm. Workers and others have a right to be protected from
harm caused by a failure to take reasonable control measures.
Accidents and ill health can ruin lives and affect your business
too if output is lost, machinery is damaged, insurance costs
increase or you have to go to court. You are legally required to
assess the risks in your workplace so that you put in place a plan
to control the risks.
You may wish to link to the relevant pages on the HSE
website which can be accessed using the following link:
Further Health and Safety Information
A range of free and priced information and guidance
leaflets are available from HSE Books, PO Box 1999, Sudbury,
Suffolk, CO10 2WA (Tel: 01787 881165 or Fax: 01787 313995).
When starting your business the leaflet 'Essentials of Health and
Safety at work 2006' (ISBN 0717661792) will give you the
information you require and can be found by clicking on the link
Visit their web site: http://www.hsebooks.com/ to review
Priced publications are also available from The Stationery Office
Limited, 9-21 Princess Street, Manchester, M60 8AS (Tel: 0161 834
7201 or Fax: 0161 833 0634).
Complaints about health and safety conditions at work
If you are concerned about conditions at your place of work
please contact the Council on email@example.com or 01992
785511 and an officer will investigate. Your details will not
necessarily need to be revealed.
Alternatively you may need to contact the Health and Safety
Executive. They can be contacted on 01582 444200 or via their Web
Advice to employers
The Council is keen to assist local businesses to improve
standards. If you run or manage a business and require information
and advice in how to comply with the law please contact the Council
or 01992 785511.
Ladder Safety Campaign
Further information on ladder safety is
Further information is available on http://www.hse.gov.uk/