Workplace health and safety
What do Inverclyde Council do?
Inverclyde Council's Environmental and Public Protection Service is responsible for enforcing Health and Safety legislation in a variety of workplaces. The Health and Safety at Work Act and associated regulations place duties on both employers and employees. These include duties to people who do not work for them, which means that you may be protected by the Act even if you are not at work.
We inspect all new businesses which are our responsibility as an enforcing authority. All inspections are unannounced. The link to the Enforcing Authority Regulations on this page will indicate whether your business is inspected by Inverclyde Council or by the Health and Safety Executive.
In accordance with The National Local Authority Enforcement Code, Inverclyde Council plan and carry out a range of health and safety interventions to target priority issues. Priority issues are set by HSE annually using national and local intelligence, including work related accident, injury and ill health statistics, complaints and information from other regulators. Planned interventions can include a wide range of activities ranging from provision of specific advice and information, recognising and sharing good practice and workplace inspections.
The links below provide information on how to report a workplace health and safety concern and also how to apply for a licence/permission for certain business activities.