On 1 April 2019 Forest Heath District Council and St Edmundsbury Borough Council will be replaced by a single district council called West Suffolk Council. It will entirely replace the borough and district councils but will continue to deliver the same services while finding improved ways of supporting communities, businesses and the local economy. Over the next few weeks you may notice changes to the website, forms, letters and emails, and there will be limited access to some of our online systems as we prepare for the creation of the new council.
Ensuring workplace health and safety standards are met is the joint responsibility of West Suffolk's business regulation and licensing service and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
Our council will inspect health and safety in:
We aim to prevent workplace accidents and illness by:
The Health and Safety Executive mainly cover industrial activities such as:
An 'Independent Regulatory Challenge Panel' investigates any issues that have been raised, such as if it's felt that a local authority or health and safety inspector has given incorrect or disproportionate advice. The panel is not able to look at issues where other appeals processes exist such as enforcement notices or prosecutions. For more information, visit: HSE, Independent Regulatory Challenge Panel