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Regulatory Compliance Consultancy

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We know that for smaller businesses understanding legislation and ensuring that your business is trading within the law can be daunting and time consuming, which is why we offer a range of services to make it easier.

For larger businesses we understand the importance of regulatory consistency and the interpretation of legislation.

Our role is to create an environment in which responsible businesses can flourish and local communities remain protected from rogue traders.

Services we offer

Our specialist teams are professionally qualified and experienced in: 

  • Trading Standards
  • Environmental Health
  • workplace Health & Safety 
  • licensing.

Business Compliance Consultancy

We offer regulatory advice to both existing Poole based businesses and for those making enquiries about starting up a new one. Although an initial level of advice is available free of charge, we provide options for a more extensive service through our chargeable consultancy covering a wide range of regulatory topics.

Primary Authority

If your business has branches or outlets elsewhere in Dorset or across the country, then a ‘Primary Authority’ agreement with us is an excellent way of ensuring that the various laws and regulations pertinent to your business are applied evenly and consistently.

No matter what the location of your branch or outlet, the local authority for that area is legally obliged to apply the same interpretation of laws and regulations as is determined by us, here in Poole. Better still, a Government department administers the Primary Authority Scheme nationally, and will mediate in any dispute to ensure a fair and reasonable outcome.

Food Hygiene Rating Scheme consultancy (FHRS)

The Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (FHRS) is a Local Authority and Food Standards Agency partnership initiative.

We can help food businesses improve their rating through our chargeable consultancy service. Please download or ask for our Food Hygiene Rating Scheme fact sheet for further information.

Licensing Pre-application Advice

We can provide pre-application advice for specified licensing applications.

If you want to make a new application for a premises licence or to make an application to vary an existing premises licence you can request assistance from a Licensing Officer for a fee.

Acoustic Surveys

We can provide appropriate noise monitoring and prediction services whether you require this, for example, in connection with a planning or licensing application.

Health and Safety at Work

Health & Safety risk assessments are an important step in protecting your employees and your business, as well as complying with the law. They are vital in allowing your business to identify and target any dangers that have the potential to cause harm so that you can effectively weigh up whether you have taken enough precautions, or should do more to prevent harm.

Our professional team of specialist consultants have years of experience in undertaking risk assessments and devising safe working practices.

Why you should choose us

We can provide

  • sensible, appropriate and effective guidance on a range of regulatory matters
  • practical advice and guidance to any Poole business, large or small
  • well-priced, user-friendly services geared to the specific needs of your business
  • professional advice from experienced qualified officers.

Pricing

Contact us for a quote.
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Contact us

For an informal chat call us on 01202 261777 or email us at environment@
poole.gov.uk