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Workplace Health and Safety

Workplace health and safety

Information on workplace health and safety and useful links to other external websites.

If you are an employer, self-employed or in control of work premises, you have to report certain work related accidents, diseases and dangerous occurrences.

For more information or to report an accident, injury or dangerous occurrence visit the RIDDOR (Reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences regulations 1995) pages of the HSE website.

Asbestos is still present in many buildings, although its use is now illegal. Asbestos related diseases are still one of the biggest killers in the UK.

For advice and guidance on managing and working with asbestos, please visit the asbestos advice page on the HSE website.

If you are a member of the public and believe you may have asbestos in your home, advice can be found in our 'Asbestos in Domestic Premises' leaflet [DOC, 60Kb] and on the asbestos FAQs page of the HSE website.

For advice and guidance on the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) see the COSHH pages of the HSE website.

For help carrying out a COSHH assessment for your business, visit the COSHH Essentials website.

Loud noise in the workplace can cause permanent hearing damage. Damage can include loss of hearing or ringing in the ears (tinnitus). More information on noise in the workplace can be found on the noise at work pages of the HSE website.

For other types of noise nuisance, for example, noisy neighbours, barking dogs and loud music, please visit our noise page.

You are not allowed to smoke in enclosed spaces, which includes pubs, clubs, taxis, garages, workshops, factories, cafes and restaurants.  Ignoring this law can lead to the following penalties:

  • Fixed penalty of £50 for smoking where it is not permitted
  • Fixed penalty of £200 for not displaying appropriate signs
  • Fines up to £2500 for failing to prevent smoking in a smoke free place

For more information, national guidance and downloads, please visit Smokefree England.

Contact details

food.safety@northlincs.gov.uk 
01724 297561
Fax: 01724 297692

Food and Safety Team
Environmental Health - Commercial
Church Square House
PO Box 42
Scunthorpe
DN15 6XQ

Opening hours

Monday to Thursday: 9am to 5pm

Friday: 9am to 4.30pm

Last updated: 20/07/2016
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