Health and safety advice

Health and Safety advice

We appreciate that health and safety law may appear complicated and daunting. Yet, it is likely that for most businesses you will only need to complete a few simple checks to ensure you comply.

If you run a small business see the health and safety made simple toolkit.

You need to be aware certain activities are more likely to cause injury to you, the public or your employees. If you need specific advice there is a comprehensive range of guidance available.

As regulators, we need to know about your business if it falls into a high hazard category.

This does not mean that you will receive a visit from us. It will mean that we will contact you with important health and safety information from time to time.

Report a health and safety incident

You must report specified workplace incidents to us. We will consider if further investigation is necessary.

The outcome of these enquiries usually involves the giving of advice to the employer. We may take formal action if a blatant breach of regulation is the main reason for an accident.

Report an accident to Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences reporting website.

If you have any questions please contact us at hep.snc@westnorthants.gov.uk or call 0300 126 7000 Option 3.