How health and safety is enforced

Health and safety enforcement is split between two authorities - Public protection departments of local authorities and the Health and Safety Executive.

Public protection

Businesses enforced includes:

  • Beauty salons
  • Boarding kennels
  • Catering services
  • Coin-operated laundrettes
  • Consumer services provided in shops
  • Day nurseries and playgroups
  • Hotels and guest houses
  • Leisure activities
  • Offices
  • Places of worship
  • Pubs and clubs
  • Residential care homes
  • Shops
  • Warehouses

Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

Work enforced includes:

  • Agriculture and forestry work
  • Construction
  • Demolition
  • Dentists
  • Doctors' surgeries
  • Domestic premises (where work activities are also carried out)
  • Factories
  • Fairgrounds
  • Hospitals
  • Local authorities
  • Railway and bus operations
  • Removal companies
  • Schools and colleges
  • Vehicle maintenance and repair

The Health and Safety Executive enforcement division for the London Borough of Havering is based at the address shown.

Doctors, dentists, pharmacies and hospitals

The health authority have an information shop that provides free and confidential information on aspects of health care and services available.

The type of care relates to GPs, pharmacists, hospital services, clinics, illnesses etc. It also includes a database listing voluntary organisations and self help groups both locally and nationally. This service is not for illness diagnosis or counselling but can give useful contacts.

Find a doctor, dentist, hospital or pharmacy

Contact details

Health and Safety ExecutiveRose Court,
2 Southwark Bridge,
LondonSE1 9HS020 7556 2100

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