Health and Safety

Local Authority and HSE

Enforcing Authorities

In the UK the enforcement of health and safety in the workplace is largely divided between local authorities and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

The relevant enforcing authority for different categories of workplace is established by the Enforcing Authority Regulations.  These Regulations allocate responsibility according to the nature of the main work activity, as follows:

 

Local Authority (unless Council run) Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
Shops 

Offices

Catering Premises

Accommodation 

Leisure and sporting activities 

Warehouses 

Residential care homes 

Hairdressers /Beauty parlors

Cinemas 

Tyre and exhaust centres 

Churches 

Launderettes 

Docks 

Farms 

Fairgrounds 

Construction activities 

Council owned premises

Dentists

Doctors 

Universities 

Schools 

Factories

Hospitals

Nursing homes 

The HSE website contains a comprehensive range of health and safety information and guidance that provides facts on health and safety legislation and what businesses have to do. Start by looking under the relevant topic or industry section.

If you require health and safety advice or technical advice in relation to a work activity for which Pembrokeshire County Council is the enforcing authority then contact us.

For technical advice in relation to a work activity for which HSE is the enforcing authority, please contact HSE using online form available on HSE website.

If you need to engage the services of a health and safety consultant, you may wish to visit the Occupational Safety and Health Consultants Register (OSHCR).

For further information contact:

Health and Safety Team, 
Public Protection Division, 
Pembrokeshire County Council, 
County Hall, 
Haverfordwest, 
Pembrokeshire, 
SA61 1TP.

Tel: 01437 775179 
E-mail: health&safety@pembrokeshire.gov.uk

ID: 1407, revised 24/11/2017