Health and safety at work

The council is responsible for promoting good practice to ensure the health and safety of employees and the public in a range of workplaces.

Risk assessments

A risk assessment asks you to think logically about what might go wrong with the food that you sell and what you must do to ensure it is safe for your customers.

Why risk assessments are important

  • It is a legal requirement for all businesses.
  • If your business is taken to court you may be able to demonstrate that you had exercised diligence through arrangements in place to prevent an offence being committed.
  • It helps to ensure food is safe for customers to eat.

You can find details about risk assessments on theĀ health and safety executive website.