Health and Safety

The Health and Safety Executive and Public Protection are both responsible for health and safety enforcement in the city.

Public Protection are responsible for enforcement of Health and Safety legislation generally in:

  • shops;
  • offices;
  • hotels and catering;
  • warehouses;
  • builders' merchants;
  • steel stockholders;
  • residential homes;
  • leisure facilities; and
  • nursing agencies.

The Health and Safety Executive enforce legislation for manufacturing, construction sites, agriculture, railways and engineering industries.

To visit the Health and Safety Executive  website click here

Our officers aim to promote improved standards of health and safety in the workplace by:

  • inspecting places of work
  • giving advice
  • investigating accidents
  • responding to complaints
  • taking any necessary enforcement action

We give advice, guidance and information to employers, employees, contractors and members of the public about health and safety issues.

Health and safety inspections of premises are carried out on a routine basis depending on the risk rating score of the business.  Reported accidents, which meet certain specifications, are investigated and if needed advice is given.

Officers also visit premises or give advice if allegations are made on health and safety grounds.

Our enforcement powers cover:

  • Health and  Safety at work
  • Sunday Trading
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Skin Piercing Activities
  • Animal Health and Welfare

Our contact details

Public Protection

Hanley Town Hall
Albion Street

Tel: 01782 232065
Fax: 01782 236496

Opening times

  • Monday to Thursday 8.30am - 5pm
  • Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm