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Corporate Safety Unit

Bedford Borough Council has a duty of care towards it’s employees that are detailed in the Health & Safety At Work Act 1974 and associated regulations.  The Corporate Safety Unit are responsible for providing advice and guidance to employees of Bedford Borough Council.  Our role does not include providing Health & Safety advice for non-employees e.g. local businesses, general public.  These types of queries are dealt with by Environmental Health & Trading Standards [add link]

 

Corporate Safety Unit services for employees:

  • Develop health and safety strategy and procedures
  • Deliver the health and safety training programme
  • Support managers and staff of front line services
  • Carry out health and safety audit and inspections of Borough Council establishments
  • Evaluate accident/incident near miss reports and carry out accident investigations of serious accidents
  • Liaise with enforcing authorities e.g. HSE, Fire authority
  • Provide expert professional advice and guidance

 

Further general health and safety advice is available at www.hse.gov.uk

 

For employees:
Schools can access all corporate health and safety information at www.bedford.gov.uk/ secure area for schools/ health and safety.

Non-schools can access all corporate health and safety information at the intranet/ quick link/ health and safety.

 

Jane Harbour - Corporate Safety Manager
Tel. : 01234 228975 Mobile: 07831 658172
E-mail: jane.harbour@bedford.gov.uk

Helen Marshall – Senior Corporate Safety Officer
Tel: 01234 228057
E-mail: helen.marshall@bedford.gov.uk

Julie Richardson - Corporate Safety Officer
Tel. : 01234 228676 Mobile: 07932 754597
E-mail: julie.richardson@bedford.gov.uk

Kiran Mal – Technical Support Officer (CS&R)
Tel. : 01234 718532
E-mail: kiran.mal@bedford.gov.uk

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