Environmental health

The Council's Environmental Health service is responsible for the enforcement of health and safety matters in a range of non-industrial premises such as: shops; offices; warehouses; restaurants; hotels; hairdressers; cinemas and other places of entertainment.

The Health and Safety Executive is responsible for other premises and undertakes research on significant health and safety issues. For more information see the Health and Safety Executive website. We try to ensure that all employers, employees and self-employed people understand and comply with the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act and associated legislation.

If you would like to comment about the service that you have received from the Environmental Health and Trading Standards Service please complete our quick survey.

Animal warden service

The Council's animal warden service can provide a wide range of information and advice for dog and other animal owners in the Royal Borough: Animal warden services

Food safety

See food safety for all information on how we ensure businesses comply with legislative requirements. Includes information on food safety training

Health and safety

The Council's Environmental Health service is responsible for the enforcement of health and safety matters in a range of non-industrial premises such as shops, offices and restaurants.  Our health and safety pages include information about inspections and enforcement, and health and safety training.

Housing

The Council's Environmental Health service is responsible for the enforcement of health and safety matters in homes. See advice on affordable warmth, disrepair, empty homes, fire safety, HMOs and grants for adaptations: Housing.

Infectious diseases

The law requires reporting of infectious diseases to local authorities. The Royal Borough's Directorate of Environmental Health is responsible for investigating the source and controlling the spread of both notifiable and some non-notifiable diseases within the local authority area: Infectious diseases.

Noise and nuisance

Complaints of noise are dealt with by the Noise and Nuisance Team.  Find out about our services and read our advice about dealing with noise problems:  Noise and nuisance.

Pest control

The Environmental Health Department can help you manage your pest control issues. Find out about or Domestic Pest Control Service, and read advice on gulls, foxes, and pests in refuse storage areas:  Pest control.