Responsibility for health and safety in councils extends to their role as employers, service providers and often as major procurers and commissioners of goods and services.
If you require information about the role of local authorities as health and safety regulators, please go to the Local Authority Unit website.
A sensible approach
This sensible risk resource helps councils get the balance right by focusing on the real risks and challenging risk averse practices.
These pages will help you find the right balance - whether you are a councillor, head of service, line manager, employee, or health and safety representative.
Council services and activities
Information related to council service delivery is available from HSE's relevant industry-based pages.
Local authorities can contribute to the successful delivery of the strategy for health and safety in GB.