Sector plan for health and safety in commercial consumer services
This sector covers the beauty, retail, hospitality, catering and cleaning industries. Collectively these employ 6 million workers (mainly in SMEs) and represent around 20% of the GB workforce. They contribute around £200 billion to the economy .
A common factor across the sector is the interface with members of the public who could be affected by the work activities. Local authorities (LAs) have responsibility for enforcing health and safety law in this sector.
This plan covers the current position, priorities and what HSE will do to help Great Britain work well.