Local government

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.

Current issues

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 is available related to council service delivery.

Effective leadership

Local authorities can contribute to the successful delivery of the strategy for health and safety in GB

Frequently asked questions

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Updated 2023-10-10