Health and Safety
The Food and Safety Section deals with health and safety matters in certain businesses within the City and County of Swansea.
They ensure local businesses comply with health and safety legislation including the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974. They cover retailing, some warehouses, most offices, hotels and catering, sports, leisure, consumer services and places of worship. Health and Safety in all other premises is carried out by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
They are also responsible for the inspection and licensing of skin piercing establishments, caravan sites and animal establishments.
Other work includes promoting health and safety awareness to employers and employees, providing information and advice and participating in national campaigns.
Infoline is a Health and Safety Executive service providing access to information, expert advice and guidance. The service is completely confidential, so no matter your problem, Infoline can help. You can contact them on 0845 345 0055 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Infoline operators hold the NEBOSH certificate in occupational health and safety and have a wealth of HSE information available to them including the HSE website, internet and their own electronic knowledge base.
Asbestos is a natural mineral made up of many small fibres.
Sites used for holiday caravans and camping require a licence from this Authority to operate.
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colourless, odourless, tasteless, poisonous gas produced by incomplete burning of carbon-based fuels, including gas, oil, wood and coal.
COSHH requires employers to control the exposure to hazardous substances to limit ill health.
A cooling tower is a heat rejection device, which extracts waste heat to the atmosphere though the cooling of a water stream to a lower temperature.
If you run a hairdressers or barbers you should be registered with the local authority. This applies to both shops and mobile businesses.
Health and Safety in the workplace includes a variety of subjects including accident and working conditions investigations. Information is also available on a number of other issues.
Skin piercing activities are controlled by a registration scheme adopted by this Authority.
New laws in Wales make it an offence for sunbed salons to be unsupervised or to sell or hire a sunbed to anyone under 18