Health and safety at work

The Environmental Health Service is responsible for enforcing the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and the regulations made under the Act in a wide range of premises within East Ayrshire.

Health and safety at work is about providing a safe working environment and preventing injuries in the workplace. The health and safety law applies to everyone: all firms, however small, the self-employed and employees. The Health and Safety Executive or your local authority enforces the health and safety in your business. Inspectors visit workplaces to check that the law is being complied with, mainly to help you to understand what you need to do.

You need to register your business if you employ anyone. To do this, contact us on the details below or the Health and Safety Executive which operates a confidential telephone helpline, details of which you will find on the link opposite. 

If you employ anyone, you must also have employers' liability insurance and you should display the certificate. The Health and Safety Law poster (ISBN 0 7176 1380 1) must also be displayed. Details on how to order a poster can be found on the link opposite.

For further information please contact the Environmental Health Service using the details below.

Contact Information

Environmental Health
Regulatory Services
Civic Centre South Building
16 John Dickie Street
Kilmarnock
East Ayrshire
KA1 1HW
Telephone: 01563 553520
Fax: 01563 503125
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