Health and safety in the workplace
Last Updated: 5 February 2024
Our Food and Safety Group are responsible for health and safety in:
- guest houses
- catering services
- care homes
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is responsible for:
- building sites
Our environmental health officers inspect workplaces to make sure they are obeying the law and aim to help employers understand the importance of health and safety.
They investigate accidents and complaints.
Enforcement is only necessary as a last resort.
How to report accidents
- post form F2508 to:
Incident Contact Centre
Caerphilly Business Park
- report injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences directly to RIDDOR
- telephone 0845 300 9923 (charged at local call rate)
- fax form F2508 to 0845 300 9924 (charged at local call rate)
The accident will then be picked up from the RIDDOR website by us and passed to one of our environmental health officers to investigate.
If you are unsure if an accident should be reported you can call:
- the incident contact centre on 0845 300 9923
- our Public Protection team
If you are dissatisfied with the response you have received following this process you can contact the Independent Regulatory Challenge Panel.
Acts and regulations
These regulations expand on the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974. They are intended to protect the health and safety of everyone in the workplace and make sure welfare facilities are provided for people at work.
Employers are required to provide employees with adequate equipment, facilities and personnel to enable first aid to be given.
Further information can be obtained from the: