Environmental health and safety inspections

We work with the The Health and Safety Executive to enforce Health and Safety legislation in the borough.

Our qualified inspectors regularly visit  local businesses to make sure the laws are understood and applied by both employers and their staff. 

To find out which businesses we visit view businesses in which we enforce health and safety legislation.

We do not enforce Health and Safety at:

  • building sites
  • council owned premises
  • private housing
  • companies whose main activity is manufacturing.

This is enforced by The Health and Safety Executive


Report accidents and health and safety concerns

Use the link below to report any accidents.

 Report accidents to the Health and Safety Executive 

If you are concerned about any aspect of workplace Health and Safety within the borough contact us.


If you are unhappy with Health and Safety advice

If you are unhappy with advice given by us or the Health and Safety Executive you should first try to resolve it with the relevant Health and Safety Executive or our inspectors.

You can make a complaint about advice given by Health & Safety Executive (HSE) or Local Authority (LA) inspectors if you think is incorrect or goes beyond what is required to control the risk.

Complaints are considered by a panel of independent members.

Make a complaint or find out more.

Environmental Health

Address: Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council Offices
The Campus
Welwyn Garden City

Telephone: 01707 357 242