Health and safety for employees

‌All employees are entitled to a safe and healthy environment. In all workplaces, risks to health and safety must be identified and adequately controlled.

Employees should expect at work:

Safe working conditions

All employers should regularly consult their workers on health and safety issues. Any concerns raised by employees should be noted and acted on promptly. 

Staff welfare and facilities

Workplaces must meet the health, safety and welfare needs of employees. This may include providing basic welfare facilities such as toilets, washing facilities and drinking water. It may also include arrangements for people with disabilities.

First Aid at work

Workplaces should have suitable arrangements to ensure employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work.

Reporting accidents

You should inform your employer when workplace accidents occur. They are responsible for reporting some work related accidents, diseases and dangerous occurrences. We investigate complaints from employees regarding unsafe or poor working conditions in premises throughout Newark and Sherwood.

Firstly, we would encourage you to raise any concerns directly with your employer (or through your safety representative) before contacting us. This gives your employer the opportunity to address the matter. If you are not satisfied with their response or they fail to address your concerns, please contact us for further advice.

Health and Safety Executive – employers’ responsibilities

Health and Safety Executive, staff welfare

Health and Safety Executive, First Aid

Contact us

Newark and Sherwood District Council
Castle House
Great North Road
NG24 1BY

01636 650000


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