Concerns about workplace safety

The law requires employers and the self-employed to conduct their business in such a way as to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that persons are not exposed to risks to their health and safety. This includes providing essential welfare facilities for employees.

If you consider that your employer (or someone else's) work activity is putting your safety at risk or damaging your health, then you should raise your concerns with that employer or person. If no improvement is made and the problem continues, then you can report your complaint to the relevant enforcing authority.

The enforcement of health and safety law is split between the Council and the Health and Safety Executive, the following table indicates who is responsible for each type of business.

Telford & Wrekin Council Health and Safety Executive
Shops
Factories
Offices
Building sites
Hairdressers
Car repair
Cinemas
Garages
Hotels
Workshops
Leisure activities
Printers
Warehouses
Hospitals
Tyre and exhaust centres
Dentists
Consumer services (for example, launderettes)
Doctors surgeries
Churches
Schools and universities
Beauty parlours
Dry cleaners
Residential homes
Fairgrounds

Mines and quarries

Farms

Railways

Chemical plants

Council owned premises

Last updated: 11.51am on Monday 13 November 2017

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