The City Corporation are responsible for enforcing health and safety legislation in most workplaces within the City of London. Whilst many employees in the City will not face significant hazards as part of their day to day work, there remain a number of high risk activities such as window cleaning or maintenance/engineering work that go on around us all the time. As a regulator we act in the public interest to reduce the risk of work-related deaths, ill-health and serious injury across the City workplaces.
Our work involves a mixture of proactive inspection and intervention alongside responding to complaints from members of the public or investigating accidents that have been reported to us.
Common issues in the City include problems with:
- Lifting equipment
- Legionella control
- Work at height
- Slips and trips
- Manual handling
- Display screen equipment
- Workstation problems
although the team will consider all health and safety concerns.
Download our Health and Safety Intervention Plan for 2016-2017 (230KB) for the City of London. It has been approved by Members of the Port Health and Environmental Services Committee. All interventions are planned in accordance with the Health and Safety Executive's (HSE) advice on targeting interventions which can be found on the Health and Safety Executive website.