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Health & safety at work – regulation & inspection

We inspect most commercial premises, such as:

  • Retail
  • Warehousing
  • Office-based activities
  • Consumer services e.g. hair salons
  • Residential care homes
  • Hotel and catering establishments

To ensure the health, safety and welfare of employees, visiting contractors and the public, premises are inspected regularly, with the frequency dependent upon risk.

Premises such as health clubs with swimming pools and health spas receive visits every six months to ensure that the water quality of these facilities is satisfactory.

We can provide help and advice to new and existing businesses. An officer can visit your premises and offer general or specific guidance, however the employer must do the necessary implementation such as the risk assessment and the writing of the health and safety policy themselves.

You can download general publications from the Health and Safety Executive with advice on health and safety regulations, policies and risk assessment.

If you have any queries about health and safety, please contact us on 01744 676338 or environmentalhealth@sthelens.gov.uk.