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News - 2 April 2005

Health & Safety at work - what's your view?

Brighton & Hove City Council is inviting people to have their say on the city’s annual Health and Safety Service Plan. Health and safety in the workplace affects everyone – whether you are a boss, employee, or customer.

The draft plan sets out the council’s responsibilities, and those of businesses and employers, in relation to health and safety.

The city council’s environmental health team give advice to the city’s shops, offices, bars, restaurant, cafes and other premises. The council also provides enforcement for, a wide range of health and safety issues including:

  • Preventative work to reduce injuries and ill-health in the workplace
  • Investigating complaints by employees about health and safety risks
  • Ensuring clubs, pubs, theatres and other entertainment venues are run safely
  • Carrying out food safety and hygiene checks at restaurants, cafes and other catering establishments
  • Dealing with complaints about noise and pollution from commercial premises
  • Providing advice and information to employers and staff on subjects such as manual handling, hazardous substances, machinery use, noise and vibration, and fire risks

The city council’s health and safety team is seeking comments and feedback from interested parties before the plan is finalised. Copies of the draft annual Health and Safety Service Plan are available on request, or to view at Brighton & Hove libraries and are being sent to major local employers and unions. Closing date for comments is Friday 15 April.

For a copy of the plan visit www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/healthandsafety or

call the Health & Safety and Licensing Team on 01273 294429


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