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Guide How health and safety is enforced

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2. What do we do in East Devon

We try to prevent workplace occupational accidents and ill-health by:

  • Inspecting certain workplaces to make sure that risks are properly managed
  • Investigating accidents, occupational ill-health and dangerous occurrences
  • Investigating complaints about working conditions or work practices
  • Making recommendations of good practice
  • Helping people meet their legal responsibilities
  • Acting as a source of advice on any aspect of health and safety
  • Promoting awareness/knowledge of safety issues through campaigns, newsletters, seminars or training courses
  • On occasions ensuring that certain actions are taken by way of formal notices
  • Taking legal proceedings where it is the public interest to do so