Trade specific information
We enforce health and safety at work regulations throughout the City where we are the designated enforcing authority.
The health and Safety Executive (HSE) is responsible for enforcing health and safety law at most other types of premises including any construction sites. If you are unsure, you can check which enforcing authority on the HSE website.
Preston City Council
Generally the Council enforces health and safety at most non-industrial workplaces.
If you would like any health and safety advice, have a particular problem, are thinking of starting a new business or changing your existing premises or practices we would be happy to provide you with free advice.
Health and Safety Executive
You may find the information you require on trade specific pages found on the Health and Safety Executive website below:
- Catering and food preparation
- Charity and voluntary organisation
- Convenience store/newsagents
- Leisure activities
- Fairgrounds and amusement parks
- Petting zoo's and farm attractions
- Sports Clubs
- Swimming Pools
- Organising firework displays
- Nurseries and playgroups
- Noise levels in Pubs and clubs
- Catering and hospitality
- Residential care homes
- UV tanning equipment (open's a PDF document)
- Vehicle sales and repair
- Village halls
- Warehouses and builders merchants
Health and safety Executive responsibilities
The HSE is responsible for premises such as:
- Building sites
- Schools and colleges
- Gas, electricity and water systems
- Hospitals and nursing homes
- Central and local government premises
- Offshore installations
Other enforcing authorities
Please check the HSE website for the appropriate enforcing authority for your business.
Habia is the government approved standards for hair, beauty, nails and spa, and creates the codes of practice in conjunction with the HSE.