We are the enforcing authority for health, safety and welfare at work. The Health and Safety Executive are the enforcing authority for other workplaces e.g. construction, agriculture, education and manufacturing. We want to ensure that all businesses in Swale have adequate Health and Safety measures in place.
We deal with premises such as retail shops, warehouses, leisure facilities, care homes and offices. The Health and Safety Executive are responsible for larger work premises such as construction sites, railways factories and mines.
Our main health and safety aims are to:
This is achieved by Inspections of workplaces and by advising businesses and members of the public about health and safety. We respond to complaints about working conditions and also investigate accidents at work.
The service is carried out in accordance with the government Enforcement Concordat and Enforcement Policy which commits the council to enforcement in a targeted, transparent, proportional and consistent way.
Certain accidents at work have to be reported to the appropriate enforcing authority via the Incident Contact Centre, at the address below:
This is only to be used for deaths and major incidents. All other accidents should use the online report form.
For more information please contact the Environmental Health Team.