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Get health and safety advice


There is no longer a legal requirement to register your business. However, by letting us know about what your business does and where it is located means we can provide you with free advice on how to comply with health and safety law.

How we can help your business

The council is responsible for monitoring and regulating health and safety standards in the following areas:

  • offices
  • retail shops
  • warehouses and wholesalers
  • caterers and staff canteens
  • residential homes
  • temporary accommodation such as camp sites and hotels
  • leisure activities
  • consumer services such as hairdressers and barbers
  • other premises such as fuel storage depots

contact us for free helpful information about health and safety that is relevant to what you do.  

What happens next

Once we receive information about your business, we will contact you to:

  • arrange a visit
  • send out the information your business needs, and a self assessment questionnaire
Contact us
Safety and Occupational Health
03000 261 016
Our address is:
  • Durham County Council
  • Environment, Health and Consumer Protect
  • PO Box 617
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 9HZ
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