Health and Safety at Work

Information about Health and Safety law enforcement and the Health and Safety Executive.

IN THIS ARTICLE

  • Who enforces Health and Safety?
  • Premises where Colchester Borough Council (CBC) is the enforcing authority
  • Premises where the HSE is the enforcing authority

Who enforces Health and Safety?
Health and Safety laws are enforced by either the Health or Safety Executive (HSE) or the Local Authority, depending upon the main work activity carried out.

Premises where Colchester Borough Council (CBC) is the enforcing authority include:

  • offices
  • shops
  • hotels and catering premises
  • warehouses
  • leisure and consumer services
  • tyre and exhaust fitters


For advice relating to CBC enforced premises, or if you are unsure who the correct enforcing authority is, please contact us.

Premises where the HSE is the enforcing authority include: 

  • Construction / demolition
  • manufacturing / factories
  • agriculture
  • hospitals
  • educational establishments
  • motor vehicle repair

​For advice relating to HSE enforced premises please contact the HSE

We are committed to working in partnership with the Health and Safety Executive, other local authorities and businesses to promote health and safety. We will take enforcement activity when necessary and in accordance with our Enforcement Policy and our Service Plan

Opening Hours Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 5.00pm (excluding public holidays). Please Note: Colchester Borough Council is committed to Customer Excellence and may record your call.

Name: Food and Safety Team

Email: customerservicecentre@colchester.gov.uk

Phone: 44 (0)1206 282581

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