Health and Safety Team

The health and safety team at Neath Port Talbot is part of the Social Services, Health and Housing Directorate. The team comprises of Environmental Health Officers and Enforcement Officers.

The main legislation in relation to health and safety is the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974. Responsibility for the enforcement of health and safety legislation is divided between the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and local authorities.

The HSE enforces the legislation at factories, building sites, mine, quarries, farms, fairgrounds, chemical plants, off-shore and nuclear installations and local authority owned premises.

The local authorities cover premises such as shops, warehouses, offices, catering premises, hotels, sports, leisure facilities, residential care, churches.

What do we do?

  1. Inspect workplaces to ensure that work place risks are managed effectively.
  2. Secure compliance with relevant health and safety legislation.
  3. Provide advise to businesses, employees and members of the public.
  4. Investigate complaints about premises, work practices or conditions.
  5. Investigate reports of accidents or ill health.
  6. Participate in national/ local campaigns and surveys Promote health and safety awareness through campaigns, seminars and training courses.

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Last Updated: 08.07.2013 at 15:44

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