Health and Safety Licences, Registrations and Regulations

  • Events

    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.

  • Asbestos removal

    Must be carried out by licensed contractors who must notify the enforcing authority of their intention to remove asbestos.

    Asbestos can be found in any building built before the year 2000 (houses, factories, offices, schools, hospitals etc) and causes around 5000 deaths every year.

    Asbestos at home

    If you have small quantities of cement bonded asbestos sheets to dispose of, (no more than 15 sheets of approx size 120cm x 60cm), it can be taken to one of five Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) in Hampshire that are specially licensed to receive this type of hazardous waste. No other type of asbestos is acceptable.

    For health and safety reasons, all whole sheets should be wrapped securely in plastic sheeting and should be transported whole. Small or broken pieces should be double bagged and securely sealed when brought to the site. Avoid breaking the material where possible. For guidance on safe handling, contact the Health and Safety Executive on 0300 003 1747, or see: www.hse.gov.uk/asbestos.

    Please note that you must phone in advance to pre-book acceptance and to check that the container is not full and awaiting emptying, or you may not be able to deposit your cement bonded asbestos.

    For information about how and where to dispose of asbestos visit Hampshire County Council waste and recycling pages

    Asbestos in the workplace

    The duty to manage asbestos is directed at those who manage non-domestic premises: the people with responsibility for protecting others who work in such premises, or use them in other ways, from the risks to ill health that exposure to asbestos causes. For more information visit HSE asbestos pages

    Health and Safety Officers may ask questions when they are inspecting your premises regarding this issue. It will depend how far you have progressed with your controls as to what action they may take.

  • Special treatments

    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.

    Under the provisions of the Notification of Cooling Towers and Evaporative Condensers Regulations 1992 which came into force on 2nd November 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.

    The prime purpose of this is to identify potential areas that could give rise to spread of infectious disease e.g. legionella and to ensure preventative measures are taken to eliminate the risk of such infection arising to employees and the public.

    A “notifiable device" means a cooling tower or an evaporative condenser except;

    • where it contains no water that is exposed to air; and
    • where its water supply is not connected; and
    • where its electrical supply is not connected;

    Information to be notified to us is:

    • The address of the premises where the notifiable device is to be situated.
    • The name, address and telephone number of a person who has, to any extent, control of the premises referred to in paragraph 1 above.
    • The number of notifiable devices at the premises referred to in paragraph 1 above.
    • The location on the premises of each notifiable device referred to in paragraph 3 above.

    To notify us of installation of new equipment, or a change to existing equipment, please complete the form below and send it to us at: Health Protection Team,Winchester City Council, City Offices, Colebrook Street, Winchester, SO23 9LJ

  • Construction regulations

    Please visit http://www.hse.gov.uk/construction/ for information about construction regulations.

  • RIDDOR - Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations

    Information about when and how to make a RIDDOR report: www.hse.gov.uk/riddor/