Health and safety

Inspection of work premises

Our Environmental Health Officers are responsible for the enforcement of health and safety legislation in a wide range of business premises including:

  • Shops
  • Offices
  • Warehouses
  • Tyre and exhaust fitters
  • Hotels and catering establishments
  • Sports and leisure services

We will visit premises to carry out inspections and investigations. We are interested in the health and safety of people at work, including how this affects the public or neighbouring businesses.

Visits are planned using a priority system. High-risk premises can include:

  • Warehouses
  • Larger kitchens
  • Swimming pools
  • Large shops

Enforcement officers will:

  • Make sure risks from work are properly managed
  • Give advice and help to people who have responsibility under the law
  • Investigate accidents and complaints 

We may use formal powers such as issuing improvement and prohibition notices. Offences may also be reported to the Procurator Fiscal.

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