Health and safety - advice and training

Ignoring risks to employees and the public can be costly in terms of human suffering and direct costs to businesses. The intention of health and safety enforcement is to reduce work-related ill health and accidents, and to protect the health, safety and welfare of employees, and also to safeguard others, principally the public, who may be exposed to risks from the way work is carried out. The purpose of this service is to ensure that duty holders manage and control risks effectively, thus preventing harm. The Council uses a risk based approach through a combination of inspection of workplaces and work activities, investigation of incidents and complaints, provision of advice on a number of topics including asbestos, promotion of health and safety issues, and also by responding to requests for service.
•A link to the Health and Safety Executive's (HSE) website which provides free information leaflets on a variety of topics - www.hse.gov.uk
•Carry out a risk assessment on line for the hazardous substances you use at work. A HSE sponsored site - www.coshh-essentials.org.uk
•Try this HSE/BIBA sponsored website if you want to know how your business is performing in health and safety - www.hspi.info-exchange.com
•OPSI - Government website for legislation - www.opsi.gov.uk
•The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health website provides information on training courses/qualifications for health and safety - www.cieh.org
•Find a training course for health and safety - www.learndirect.co.uk
•Use this website for notifying accidents or dangerous occurrences - www.riddor.gov.uk

For more information contact the Environmental Health Section, Richmondshire District Council, Mercury House, Station Road, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 4JX. Telephone 01748 829100

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Richmondshire District Council
Mercury House
Station Road
Richmond
North Yorkshire
DL10 4JX

Phone: 01748 829100
Fax: 01748 826186
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