For businesses where we are the enforcing authority, we carry out routine inspections and investigate accidents and complaints about poor health and safety. We also register businesses which carry out skin piercing, tattooing, electrolysis and accupuncture. Our responsibilities include registering cooling towers and evaporative condensers too.
Broadly speaking, the businesses which fall under our remit are office-based, retail or wholesale, warehousing, hotel and catering, sports or leisure, residential accommodation (excluding nursing homes), places of worship, pre-school care and mobile vending.
Other types of business, such as factories and construction, are the responsibility of the Health and Safety Executive. You can visit their website here.