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Health and safety

Tumble dryers

Whirpool have updated advice to consumers in relation to an ongoing issue they have been addressing on potentially faulty dryers. There is a safety defect caused when excess fluff touches the heating element which has been linked to a fire in a tower block in London.

Anyone who owns an Indesit, Hotpoint, Creda, Swan or Proline dryer that was manufactured between April 2004 and September 2015 should check if their appliance has been affected and then register for a free modification if this is the case.  You can do this by checking the Hotpoint website, Indesit website and Swan website or by phoning a dedicated freephone helpline on 0800 151 0905.  If you believe that your tumble dryer could be affected you are advised to unplug it and not to use it until the safety modification has been made.


Find out who carries out health and safety inspections, what it involves and the action we can take.

Incident reporting

How to report workplace accidents and incidents.


The law on sunbed use.

Farm visits

Tips on staying safe during a farm visit.

Display and pricing of tobacco products

Find out about the changes to the display and pricing of tobacco products.

Tooth whitening

Find out the law on tooth whitening products and performing tooth whitening.

Second hand goods safety

A guide for charity shops, auctioneers and those who supply, hire out and sell second-hand goods.

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Environmental health
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Health and Safety
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