Health and medical information - health and safety
If you are an employer, self-employed or in control of work premises, you are required to report serious workplace accidents, occupational diseases and specified dangerous occurrences. Find out what you must report and how to report an accident at work.
Our Health and Safety team ensure that the Health and Safety at Work Etc Act 1974 and associated regulations are known and followed by employers and their employees. Find out more about the Health and Safety Executive and Health and Safety legislation
Our Environmental Health team enforce Health and Safety legislation in non-manufacturing premises, such as offices, shops, warehouses and service industries.
The Health and Safety Executive is responsible for enforcing Health and Safety legislation in factories, workshops and construction sites.
If you find a needle or syringe in a public area, please contact us immediately on telephone 0845 277 7000.
Please read our information about:
- what to do if you see syringe or needle in a public area
- what to do if you are injured by a syringe
- informing your children of the risks of syringes or needles
- if you use syringes, how to request a special container for sharps or how to access needle exchange facilities