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Health and Safety

Welcome to the Health and Safety Page. Here you will find information and advice about health and safety at work and at home.

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Health and Safety at Work

Uttlesford District Council's Environmental Health team supports the Government proposals as set out in their paper 'Good Health and Safety, Good for Everyone : The next steps in the Government's plans for reform of the health and safety system in Britain 2011'.

The Government has launched "Health and Safety Made Simple" - a single, easy to use, piece of guidance aimed at small and medium sized employers in low risk businesses. This takes employers quickly through their basic health and safety duties describing in plain English "what to do" and "how to do it" including: 

  • appointing a competent health and safety adviser 
  • writing a health and safety policy 
  • completing risk assessments 
  • consulting with employees 
  • providing adequate levels of training and welfare facilities 
  • obtaining Employers' Liability Compulsory Insurance 

Where necessary, the guidance provides signposts to more detailed help and industry-specific advice. 

 The council has a Health and Safety Service Plan which details its programme of inspections and enforcement activities.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) website offers safety information and advice for all industries, people starting businesses and workers.

Visit the HSE website

Owners of B&Bs and hotels may find the following information on fire risk assessment useful:

View the Government's fire safety law guide

Health and Safety at Home

Below is a list of links to websites that offer information about fire, gas and electrical safety in the home. The websites explains how to prevent accidents and what you should do in an emergency.