338. Duties and powers of local authorities under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974.

(4)     Local Authorities

338.     Duties and powers of local authorities under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974.

Regulations may make local authorities responsible for the enforcement of the relevant statutory provisions to such extent as may be prescribed1.

Where the main activity carried on in non-domestic premises2 is one of the activities specified below, the local authority3 for the area in which those premises are situated is the enforcing authority4 for them, and the Health and Safety Executive5 is the enforcing authority in any other case including the common parts of domestic premises6.