Businesses asked for views on Health and Safety

Hambleton businesses are being asked for their views on how the district council enforces health and safety in the workplace.

The authority is responsible for enforcing health and safety provision in almost 2500 businesses in the district – including in offices, shops, caterers, wholesalers and leisure premises.

And to make sure it is fulfilling its role to support, encourage and advise businesses it is asking employers, employees and members of the public to comment on its new draft Intervention Plan.

The plan will help the council’s Environmental Health service make the best use of  resources and help improve the effective management of health and safety risks in a proportionate way.

The plan will take the service through to 2016.

 Portfolio Holder for Environmental Health Coun Shirley Shepherd said:

“Many of the Council’s responsibilities are specified in national guidance and instruction.

“However there may be additional ways that we can target our activities or extra ways we can help businesses carry out their responsibilities.”

To complete a short questionnaire log on to – and click ‘Have your say’

Alternatively contact the council on 0845 1211 555 and ask for a copy of the draft plan and questionnaire, which can be completed and returned Freepost.  Copies can also be collected from offices in Northallerton, Easingwold and Stokesley.

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