Health & Safety

The Health and Safety Unit within the Council carries out regular checks on offices, shops, warehouses, places used for leisure activities and other non-industrial premises. (The Health and Safety Executive deal with factories and other industrial operations). This ensures that safe and healthy working conditions are provided for all employees, the self-employed and members of the public visiting these premises

Health and Safety Training

Health & Safety courses run by Breckland District Council

H & S for New Businesses

Good practice in health and safety is good for your business, and it is covered by health and safety law. Breckland Council is here to help, yet you can access a lot of published guidance, much of it free-of-charge via online advice and tools on the HSE website to help save you time and effort getting started.

Accidents at Work

Accidents at work (RIDDOR*) *RIDDOR is an acronym of the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013.

Complaints and Investigations

Health and safety legislation is enforced in the UK by either the relevant Local Authority or the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), depending on what sector or type of business activity is carried out at a workplace

Skin Piercing

Skin piercing is an industry that is regulated by Breckland Council.

Smoke Free Workplace

The Food and Health and Safety Team at Breckland Council is the local contact for the new legal requirements and enforcement of the regulatory controls, which are now in place to keep enclosed workplaces (including work vehicles) in the Breckland area 'smoke-free'.

Gas Safety

Restaurants, pubs, hotels and other businesses with commercial kitchens have a duty to make sure that their gas appliances are safe.

Cooling Towers

Breckland council has to be notified about both Cooling Towers and Evaporative Condenser