The primary aim of the Business Service Plan is to enable the City Council's Health and Safety Service to demonstrate what the key priorities are for the Service in 2016/2017 and show how those activities contribute to the delivery of key local public services and priorities.
The Health and Safety Service is located within the Communities Directorate, which is one of five Directorates within Newcastle City Council. The responsible Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Regulatory Services is Councillor Nick Kemp
Our common and primary purpose in meeting all our planned objectives is to benefit the City of Newcastle upon Tyne, which primarily involves providing long term benefits to the businesses and consumers, which the Health and Safety Service are empowered by a wide range of statutory legislation to advise and protect.
In particular the Service will respond positively to the four priorities for the City Council:
- Making Newcastle a working city,
- Creating decent neighbourhoods,
- Tackling inequalities that prevent people from achieving their potential,
- Becoming a Council fit for purpose.
The Health and Safety Service will of course continue to provide regulatory services that protect both consumers and legitimate businesses, that create safer communities, and that support a fair and safe trading environment. We will also continue to develop collaborative activities with our colleagues in the regional partnership body that is the North East Public Protection Partnership (NEPPP), in order to assure consistency, maximise efficiency, and create capacity, and the service shall continue to be prominent contributors at the national level to ensure that the voice of the City of Newcastle upon Tyne remains influential in the rapidly changing 'consumer and business landscape'.
Business Service Plan
The Business Service Plan details the outcomes the service will work to achieve under these aims. View a copy of the Business Service Plan (pdf 858 kb)
To see a copy of the Enforcement Policy adopted by the Health and Safety Service go to our Enforcement Policy webpage.
Open for Business: A Shared Vision for local regulation
At the LGA conference held in July 2013 in Manchester, the strategy document "Open for Business: A Shared Vision for local regulation" was launched.
The Health and Safety Service fully recognises the statements made in this document and in particular the following:
"Our ambition is for local government to be able to work with business in a local area to understand risks and determine what level of regulation is appropriate. We believe that trading standards, environmental health and licensing services are well placed to free up businesses from unnecessary regulation and can design and operate a scheme which is right for business and right for their local communities, without central direction and prescription".
View a full copy of the LGA strategy (pdf 176 kb).
For further information, please contact the Health and Safety Service, Public Safety and Regulation, City of Newcastle upon Tyne, Room 602 Civic Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8QH.
Phone: 0191 2116102