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Employers responsibility to ensure a safe working environment
Employers are required to maintain a safe and healthy working environment for staff and ensure that persons not in their employment i.e. members of the public, visitors, contractors etc. are also safeguarded against health and safety risks.
There is a vast range of information and advice available about health and safety, much of it free of charge.
Health and Safety Advice
Health and Safety advice and enforcement in Southend is split between the Council and the Health and Safety Executive. If you have a query on a manufacturing premises, hospital, nursing home, fairground, council run premises, farm, educational establishment or construction site then you should contact the Health and Safety Executive at;
Health & Safety Executive
Hedgerow Business Park
Chelmsford CM2 5PY
Tel: 01245 706200
Fax: 01245 706222
Health and Safety advice and information is also available from the following sources:
HSE Website Please follow the link in the Useful Websites section on the right for general enquiries on Health and safety.
Employment Medical Advisory Service may be contacted via HSE on 01245 706200 for advice on medical concerns related to work activities.
Essex Fire and Rescue Service Tel: 01702 614433 for all queries and advice on fire precautions in business premises.