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Occupational Health and Safety

Occupational Health and Safety

We aim to secure the health, safety and welfare of persons at work and others affected by work activities.

Inspect premises to ensure a satisfactory standard of health and safety is maintained.
  Investigate complaints regarding working conditions and practices.
  Investigate accidents at work.
  Provide information and advice to businesses. 
We are responsible for health and safety matters in offices, shops, warehouses, restaurants, public houses, hotels, cinemas, theatres, builders merchants, tyre and exhaust fitting centres, sports clubs, gyms and swimming pools, undertakers, churches, pet shops, kennels and animal breeders and anywhere that 'Special Treatments' are carried out (ear piercing, tattooing, acupuncture and electrolysis).

It is a legal requirement to report certain types of work-related accidents, diseases and dangerous occurrences which occur in any of the above type of premises to Larne Borough Council. These include:

  Work related death or major injury
  Members of the public killed or taken to hospital 
Injuries to an employee or self employed person resulting in being unable to do normal work for more than 3 days 
Dangerous occurrence which does not result in a reportable injury but clearly could have done 
Notification from a doctor that an employee suffers from a specified work 
related disease

The Health and Safety Executive are responsible for Health and Safety matters in other types of premises and accidents and incidents in such premises are reportable to them.
Guide to Managing Health and Safety
Protect your Profits is a guide to assist small businesses with managing their own health and safety.

General health and safety information is available as well as information sheets relating to specific industries and types of hazards. 
General Information     
Managing Health and Safety Health and Safety information leaflets in Chinese, Punjabi and a range of other languages are available on the HSE website and be accessed using the link below. 

European Campaign on Risk Assessments

Healthy Workplaces : Good For You, Good For Business

Healthy Workplaces is a two-year campaign which aims to promote a management approach to risk assessment.  See document below.

Young Workers

Young people (between 16-18 yrs old) have been identified as a particularly vulnerable group. Young workers are inexperienced, unaware of health and safety risks and may be physically or mentally immature. The Powerpoint presentation accessible from below can be used by teachers or employers to inform or raise awareness of health and safety risks to young workers.


Should you have any feedback or suggestions to make with regards to the Health & Safety Service please do not hesitate to contact us as the address below.




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