Ipswich Borough Council has a legal duty to enforce the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and related legislation.
The Ipswich Occupational Health and Safety team is responsible for ensuring that work premises in the borough are safe for employees and visitors and that accidents are prevented wherever possible.
The main duties involve:
Up to date guidance on most health and safety topics is available free of charge on the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) website.
Specific advice on areas of particular interest can be found on the following webpages:
H&S ABC – An easy guide to health and safety;
Asbestos – Frequently asked questions;
Report an incident – How to make a RIDDOR report.
If you wish to make a complaint about health, safety or welfare conditions in a workplace, please have the full details ready when you contact us. We will need to take your name and contact details in order that we can keep you informed of the progress of the complaint.
It should be noted that, due to the nature of the work being undertaken, for some premises within Ipswich responsibility for enforcing health and safety law will fall to the HSE rather than the Council. In such cases any complaints should be submitted using the HSE online concerns reporting form. Guidance on whether a particular type of workplace is the responsibility of the HSE or the Council can be found on the Is HSE the correct enforcing authority for you? webpage.
Ipswich Borough Council has signed up to the Cabinet Office Enforcement Concordat which commits us to good enforcement practices.
If you have any questions or comments please get in touch using the contact details displayed on this page, or call in to the Customer Services Centre.