Health and safety
Health and Safety at work isn't about stopping children playing conkers in school playgrounds. Health and Safety at Work is about addressing national priority areas (known as Fit 3) to reduce accidents and illnesses resulting from the workplace to an absolute minimum.
It is about ensuring that employers and employees arrange and carry out their duties in as safe a way as is reasonably possible. It is not possible to remove all the risks but it is possible to reduce those risks to an acceptable level.
Chichester District Council is responsible for enforcing health and safety legislation in some 3,000 premises which include venues such as 'The Goodwood Festival of Speed' and 'The Goodwood Historic Car Revival' meetings. We provide free advice for businesses and guide local employers through their safety policy and risk assessment development.
We aim to promote and maintain standards of health, safety and welfare, provide information to businesses/public, inspect business premises such as offices, shops and warehouses, investigate accidents at work and deal with complaints.
Some of the district's premises are enforced by the Health and Safety Executive, below is a guide to the split:
Local Authority Premises
Hospitals, nursing homes
For more information regarding the Health and Safety Executive please go to the attached link.