Whilst the main responsibility for managing health and safety lies with the business who creates the risk, the council plays an important role in ensuring the effective and proportionate management of risks.
Types of workplaces we cover
We are responsible for enforcing health and safety legislation in the following types of premises in Hillingdon:
The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR) places a duty on employers, the self-employed, and those in control of workplaces to report a range of events, including certain types of accidents and dangerous occurrences.
The borough has a number of wet cooling towers, which are routinely prioritised for inspection (or another type of intervention) in order to prevent the spread of Legionella bacteria, which can cause Legionnaires Disease.