National Local Authority (LA) Enforcement Code

The LA National Code sets out the risk based approach to targeting health and safety interventions to be followed by LA regulators.

The Code provides a principle based framework that recognises the respective roles of business and the regulator in the management of risk, concentrating on four objectives:

  • Clarifying the roles and responsibilities of business, regulator and professional bodies
  • Outlining the risk-based approach to regulation that LAs should adopt
  • Setting out the need for training and competence of LA H&S regulators
  • Explaining the arrangements for collection/publication of LA data and peer review to give assurance on meeting the requirements of the Code.

Supplementary guidance has been produced to help Local Authorities (LAs) understand and meet the requirements of the Code.

The list of activities/sectors suitable for targeting proactive inspection by LAs, referred to in the Code is also available within this document.

NB: This list does not apply to activities subject to licensing or permissioning regimes

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Updated 2022-12-07