Healthy workplaces


Healthy workplaces

Welcome to our healthy workplaces section.

Creating a safe and healthy workplace can:

  • Improve morale, productivity and efficiency
  • Reduce stress and ill health
  • Help comply with the law

All of these factors can lead to a healthier, better motivated workforce, reduced absenteeism, and greater profitability. The Environmental Health service helps employers reap benefits of a healthier workplace by giving advice free of charge and making visits to businesses.

Over a million workers a year are injured in Great Britain, the cost of which falls on individuals, employers, NHS and greater society. Since 2009/10 the numbers of workplace reported accidents and related cases of ill health have remained broadly the same. Full details can be on the HSE statistics page.

When asked the residents of Rother district rated health and safety as the seventh most important service the council provided. Full details can be found on our consultation results page.  

This public endorsement reflects the Environmental Health service's commitment to reducing the numbers of reported workplace accidents and illnesses locally. To do this a health and safety service plan is written for each year to set local priorities and target interventions. Please read our current  pdf icon Health and Safety Service Plan [860kb]. At the end of each year the performance of the service against the plan is reported.

A range of interventions are made by the Environmental Health Service for workplace health and safety matters, giving advice to business, accident and complaint investigations and proactive inspections. The approach to these interventions and their principles are detailed in the pdf icon Environmental Health Enforcement Policy [217kb].

Health and safety at work - the basics for business

Understanding who is responsible for enforcing health and safety at work and what you can expect from us.


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