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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.

  • Asbestos

    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).