We enforce health and safety at work regulations throughout the City where we are the designated enforcing authority.

The health and Safety Executive (HSE) is responsible for enforcing health and safety law at most other types of premises including any construction sites. If you are unsure, you can check which enforcing authority on the HSE website.

Preston City Council

Generally the Council enforces health and safety at most non-industrial workplaces.

If you would like any health and safety advice, have a particular problem, are thinking of starting a new business or changing your existing premises or practices we would be happy to provide you with free advice.

Health and Safety Executive

You may find the information you require on trade specific pages found on the Health and Safety Executive website below:

Health and safety Executive responsibilities

The HSE is responsible for premises such as:

  • Factories
  • Farms
  • Building sites
  • Mines
  • Schools and colleges
  • Fairgrounds
  • Gas, electricity and water systems
  • Hospitals and nursing homes
  • Central and local government premises
  • Offshore installations

Other enforcing authorities

Please check the HSE website for the appropriate enforcing authority for your business.

Habia is the government approved standards for hair, beauty, nails and spa, and creates the codes of practice in conjunction with the HSE.