The Health Protection Team at Winchester City Council is responsible for the enforcement of health and safety regulations in over 2000 premises such as offices, hotels, restaurants, warehouses and shops. Responsibility is shared with the Government's Health and Safety Executive (HSE), which is responsible for inspecting manufacturing industries, construction and agriculture. For more information about the types of premises enforced by the HSE and local authorities visit the HSE website.
Our task is to ensure that every employer, employee and self-employed person understands and complies with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and associated legislation.
We carry out health and safety inspections, provide advice and support to prevent accidents in the workplace, investigate complaints and can take enforcement action
If you want to know what to expect read the leaflet when a health and safety inspector calls
All complaints regarding health, safety, welfare, or working conditions are investigated in confidence. Please see our complaints page for more information.
Licenses and Registrations
When holding an event it maybe necessary to comply with alcohol and entertainment licensing laws.
Fireworks & Scaffolding
When selling fireworks or erecting scaffolding and hoarding you must contact Hampshire County Council.
Selling or manufacturing of food
If you sell, prepare or manufacture food you will need to register with the us.
Anyone who wishes to carry on the practice of acupuncture, tattooing, semi-permanent skin-colouring, cosmetic piercing and electrolysis must be registered with Winchester City Council
Cooling Towers and Evaporative Condensers
Under the provisions of the Notification of Cooling Towers and Evaporative Condensers Regulations 1992 it is the duty of each person who has control of premises to ensure that no “notifiable device” is situated on those premises unless the local authority in whose area the premises are situated has been notified in writing.
- Business Fire Safety Guidance on what businesses need to do to comply with fire safety legislation.
- Complaints about health and safety at work What to do if you are worried about health and safety in your workplace. The law requires businesses to take reasonable steps to make sure that their staff are not exposed to risks to their health and safety. If you are concerned about health...
- Getting Started Details of what your responsibilities are and reasons why you should be taking health and safety seriously.
- Health and Safety Training Details of training courses run by Eastleigh Borough Council
- Notification of Cooling Towers and Evaporative Condensers Information about how to notify Winchester City Council of cooling towers and evaporative condesers.
- RIDDOR - Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations Information about when and how to make a RIDDOR report
- Smokefree Information about the smokefree law including private vehicles
- Asbestos The duty to manage asbestos requires you to have controls in place to manage any possible exposure.
- Special Treatments Anyone carrying out the processes of acupuncture, tattooing, semi-permanent skin-colouring, cosmetic piercing or electrolysis must register with Winchester City Council by 2nd October 2012.
- Construction Regulations A link to the Health and Safety Executives website which provides detailed information on Contruction and Health and Safety.
- Dangerous Structures and Public Safety The Building Control Division has a responsibility to deal with dangerous buildings as they occur.
- Emergencies It is our responisibility to support the Emergency Services in the event of a major incident.
- Explosives Explosives are dealt with by the Health and Safety Executive.
- Health and Safety Licences and Registrations There are licences you may need to comply with when considering various activities.