Your health and safety obligations

The advice in this section is to assist employers in identifying and complying with their obligations under health and safety law.

You will need to ensure that you have thought about the health and safety risks not only to your employees but also to any contractors or members of the public who visit your business.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) provides information to assist businesses in the start-up process, including:

We are responsible for enforcing health and safety regulations in offices, shops, warehouses, restaurants, pubs, clubs, leisure premises, care homes and private nurseries in Nuneaton and Bedworth to make sure they are safe for all employees and visitors. If this is your type of business the Council can provide advice on health and safety. Inspections may be carried out to ensure compliance with health and safety legislation.

The Health and Safety Executive are responsible for enforcing health and safety regulations at: factories, building sites, schools and colleges, fairgrounds, gas, electricity and water systems, hospitals and nursing homes, central and local government premises. 

Warwickshire County Council Trading Standards Service Business Advice, also contains information, advice and help for new businesses.