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Health & Safety at Work

Environmental Health

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Health and Safety at Work is chiefly concerned with the prevention of injury, or disease to people at work and those who visit the workplace. Legal responsibilities are placed on employers, including the self-employed, employees and manufacturers of equipment, as well as those who fit and maintain it.

In Northern Ireland, Local Authority Environmental Health Officers are responsible for enforcing this legislation in retail, wholesale and office premises.

The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) deal with other premises e.g. factories and manufacturing premises. Click here for link to HSENI website.

Please click for Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council's Health and Safety Enforcement Policy.


Health and Safety at Work

In Northern Ireland, Local Authority Environmental Health Officers are responsible for enforcing this legislation in retail, wholesale and office premises.

The following links provide more detailed guidance on various aspects of Health and Safety.

 

Accidents and Injuries

 

Asbestos

 

Churches

 

Cosmetic Piercing, Ear Piercing, Electrolysis, Tattooing and Acupuncture

 

Event Safety

 

Fireworks

 

Gas Safety

 

Guidance for Businesses

 

Hairdressers

 

Employers Health and Safety Duties

 

Health and Safety Training

 

Legionella

 

Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs)

 

Noise in Entertainment Premises

 

Risk Assessment

 

Safe Maintenance

 

Sunbeds

 

Working at Heights

 

Workplace Transport

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What do I need to do if I run a business in the City of Lisburn?

What is the maximum/minimum temperature in the workplace?

What posters need to be displayed in the workplace?

What details do you need to put on the new health and safety poster?

Do you have any information on how to compile a health and safety policy?

Am I entitled to an eyesight test if I work on a VDU?

What should we have in our first aid box?
 

What do I need to do if I run a business in the City of Lisburn?


Depending on the nature of your business you may need to register your details with the Environmental Health Service under Health and Safety at Work legislation.  Please contact the Environmental Health Service for further advice and a free advisory information pack “Information for Smaller Businesses on Managing Health and Safety. Health-and-Safety-Registration-Form.doc is available to download.
 

What is the maximum/minimum temperature in the workplace?


Workplace-Temperature-Guidance.doc is available to download.

What posters need to be displayed in the workplace?


A copy of the approved poster entitled ‘Health and Safety Law in Northern Ireland’ should be displayed in the workroom, in a position where it can be read easily by the workforce. Alternatively employees may be given an approved leaflet containing the same information.


The Northern Ireland poster can be ordered from HSE books by phone, 01787881165 or online at www.books.hse.gov.uk. 


It is also available from The Stationery Office, (TSO). You can order online at www.tsoshop.co.uk/bookstore/niposter or place your order by email at customer.services@tso.co.uk. You can also telephone 0870 600 5522 to place your order.  (This is a requirement of the Health and Safety Information for Employees Regulations (NI) 1991).


What details do you need to put on the new health and safety poster?


Health & Safety Poster details are available to download here
 

Do you have any information on how to compile a health and safety policy?


Health & Safety Policy Guidance is available to download here
 

Am I entitled to an eyesight test if I work on a VDU?


VDU Guidance is available to download here
 

What should we have in our first aid box?


First Aid Box Guidance is available to download here

 

If you have any comments, require any further guidance or advice, do not hesitate to contact the Health and Safety Team of the Environmental Health Service for a response, at Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, Island Civic Centre, The Island, Lisburn, BT27 4RL. Telephone 028 9250 9250 or email: ehealth@lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk