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Environmental Health

The main aim of the Environmental health team is protect and improve the health, safety and environment for residents, workers and visitors to West Somerset.

We do this by:

  • Inspecting all food business and investigate complaints about food, food premises and food poisoning.  We also sample a range of foods and private water supplies
  • We enforce health and safety legislation in the service sector through project based inspections.  We also investigate accidents and complaints about health, safety and welfare at work.
  • We regulate premises likely to pollute the atmosphere, monitor air quality and investigate complaints about statutory nuisance and pollution
  • We have a Pest control service which deals with rats, mice, wasps, fleas and other pests in domestic premises.  This services is available at a subsided rate for residents claiming certain benefits
  • We enforce standards of accommodation in dwellings in the private rented sector.   Everyone has a right to decent housing.
  • We provide advice and information on environmental problems such as noise, air pollution and housing disrepair, all of which can affect people's health