Advice and training
Advice for workers
All employees are entitled to a safe and healthy workplace.
The Health and Safety Executive provides lots of useful health and safety information.
- All workers are entitled to work in environments where risks to their health and safety are properly controlled. Under health and safety law, the main responsibility for this is down to employers. More information on an employees rights and responsibilities is available from Health and Safety Executive: Your rights and responsibilities|
- In addition, employers must also display a poster (or distribute the information leaflet) to employees giving basic information on the law and points of contact. This is available from the Health and Safety Executive website:
Health and Safety Law Poster|
- Involving workers is important for good health and safety. It means that everyone involved with a work activity, whether a manager, employee, or contractor, participates in managing the risks associated with it. For further information go to Health and Safety Executive Worker Involvement|.
If you are concerned about general working conditions, we recommend that you raise this initially with your Manager, the business owner or an employee health and safety representative (if one has been appointed). If you have done this and still have concerns, please contact Environmental Health or the Health and Safety Executive.
If you have a serious concern regarding your health and safety at work, please contact Environmental Health or the HSE using the Ways to contact HSE| page.
- Environmental Health enforce the health and safety at work legislation in retailers, wholesalers, offices, catering premises, leisure services and consumer services.
- The Health and Safety Executive enforce the legislation in manufacturing, health, construction, agriculture and education sectors and where work is carried out in domestic premises.
If you are unsure whether the health and safety legislation is enforced by the Health and Safety Executive or us, at your workplace, please contact Environmental Health and we will be happy to assist you.