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Health and Safety

The environmental health team help businesses comply with the law through advice and inspection of businesses.

We are responsible for enforcing health and safety regulations in offices, shops, restaurants, pubs, clubs warehouses, leisure premises, care homes and private nurseries in Craven to make sure they are safe for all employees and visitors.

We carry out regular inspections; investigate work place accidents and complaints about health and safety issues.

If you are concerned about health and safety, contact us and we will investigate.

The Health and Safety Executive are responsible for enforcing health and safety regulations at: factories, building sites, schools and colleges, fairgrounds, gas, electricity and water systems, hospitals and nursing homes, central and local government premises.


Don't Get Burnt - Fire safety is your responsibility!

This event aims to give those attending a better understanding of the requirements of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 in England and Wales. Under the Order, the responsible person must carry out a fire safety risk assessment and implement and maintain a fire management plan. It will explain what this means, improve your  understanding of fire risk assessment and control measures which should be in place and would be suitable for your business. We will take a look at systems and equipment which are out in the marketplace followed by fire investigation highlighting the main causes of fires likely to affect your business and the consequences and  potential outcomes following fire incidents.

This event will be suitable for Business owners, SME's, Directors, HR personnel, managers, Health and Safety managers and practitioners, property landlords commercial and domestic, Voluntary Organisations, those associated with the repair and maintenance of premises and those with a general interest in Health and Safety.

To book onto the event go to : Bookingfiresafetyevent21st June


12.45 -12.50 Introduction - Steve Pepper  - Chair of the Forum

12.50 - 13.30 The why's and what's of Fire risk assessment - Simon Meynall, Technical Fire Safety, North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue  

13.30 - 14.00 Fire Equipment and systems, an overview of what's out there - Paul Vamplew -   Protec Fire Detection plc

14.00 - 14.15 Break & Exhibitors                                 

14.15 - 15.05 Fire Investigation -How an investigation works  - Dave Winspear, Fire investigation Officer, North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue 

15.05 - 16.00 Why Prosecution - Why a Fatal fire incident went to prosecution and the outcome -  Dave Watson - Station Manager York, Lead officer on several prosecutions.   

16.00 - 16.15 Q&A

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    Asbestos can be found in any building built before the year 2000 (houses, factories, offices, schools, hospitals etc.) and causes around 5000 deaths every year.

  • Health & safety inspections & enforcement

    Environmental Health is responsible for carrying out health and safety inspections and the investigation of complaints and accidents at commercial premises in the district.

  • Running a business

    If you're running a business, here's what you need to think about.

  • Report an accident

    Employers have a duty to report certain dangerous occurrences and accidents at work to the relevant enforcing authority (HSE or Local Authority).