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West Somerset Council

Health and Safety

West Somerset Council is responsible for all aspects of Health & Safety at Work (HSW) where the prime use of a premises is:

  • office
  • warehouse
  • exhibition area
  • catering premises
  • residential accommodation (including residential homes but not nursing homes)
  • shop (not dry cleaners or TV repair shops)
  • launderette
  • beauty therapist (not doctors, dentists, physiotherapists, osteopaths, or chiropractors)
  • sports, games or other entertainment centre
  • care or treatment centre of animals (not horse breeding or training, agricultural activities or vets)
  • undertaker
  • church


The Health and Safety Executive is responsible for all other premises