We carry out workplace health, safety and welfare inspections.
If a business fails to meet the required health and safety standards, we can serve a notice requiring the proprietor to take action.
We can also serve a notice that prevents the use of an item of equipment or larger part of the business.
In some circumstances we will report matters to the Procurator Fiscal.
We have a duty to investigate certain workplace incidents. Employers, the self-employed and people in control of work premises must report certain serious workplace accidents, occupational diseases and specified dangerous occurrences. Reports should be made via the HSE website.
Starting, moving or taking over an existing business
Let us know when you start a new business, move business or take over an existing business by completing our online enquiry form.
Remember to include:
- your name
- contact details including phone number
- name and address of business premises or proposed business premises
- whether you are starting, moving or taking over the business
For more information on your health and safety obligations as a business visit the Health and Safety Executive's (HSE) website.