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Health and safety

It is your responsibility, as an employer, to make sure that your employees work safely and have a safe place to work in.

As the employer, it is for you and your employees to work out a safe way for tasks to be undertaken, thus reducing risk to a minimum. This could include things like maintaining lifting equipment properly, appropriate training for your staff i.e., food hygiene certificate if their role involves preparing food for you.

The council's Training Section is available to provide advice and support on short training courses that may be available and can be contacted through the Contact Centre.

Employees who work with people in their own homes are at risk if the employer is a smoker and you will need to minimise the risks to employees while at work.