Health and safety in the workplace

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Information and advice

Our health and safety team undertakes inspections, investigates accidents and offers Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) approved training. If you feel that where you work or visit is unsafe or affecting your health you should raise this issue with managers at your workplace. We deal with issues relating to dangerous activity that could potentially cause a major accident resulting in loss of life or limb. Employers have a legal duty to display a safety poster in a prominent position in each workplace. Order your poster online or contact the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Find out more about our work, using the tiles below. 

Hazardous substances

Find help to protect your workers, understand your obligations and make plans to manage hazardous substances, including asbestos


Get more information about the kind of workplace accidents that need reporting and how to make your report on the HSE website

Occupational health and safety

How to promote and maintain the highest degree of physical, mental and social well-being of all workers

Smoke-free workplaces

Indoor and partially-enclosed workplaces and has to be smoke-free. Find out what this means for your business

Risk assessment

Get advice on why you need a risk assessment , how to conduct one and view the HSE sample risk assessments


Learn more about the outcome of our visits and inspections and the actions following a breach of legislation

Cooling tower registration

If you use cooling towers or evaporative condensers in your work activity, you are required to register with us

Fire Safety

The London Fire Brigade enforces fire safety and facilitates petroleum licensing

Construction regulations

Health and safety on construction sites around Brent is regulated by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)