Environmental Services Section is responsible for the issuing of caravan site licences, once land has obtained planning permission. An application must be made to the Council for a caravan site licence:
printed copies of the above form are available from the Mansion House, Penrith. The licence will contain conditions relating to health and safety, facilities and fire safety etc. There are three different sets of model conditions which may be attached to site licences, depending on the type of caravans stationed on the site they are:
There is no charge for the licence. Regular inspections are undertaken by the Council of all licensed caravan sites within Eden.
In addition to the need to obtain a caravan or camp site licence, site operators must comply with relevant health and safety legislation. Health and safety on caravan and camping sites is enforced by the local authority, usually the Environmental Health Department, but in some instances may be enforced by the Health and Safety Executive, including caravan and campsites located on working farms.
Health and Safety Checklist for Caravan and Campsite Operators
See the Health and Safety Checklist for Caravan and Campsite Operators which may be useful when carrying out your site risk assessment or assessment review. It also contains links under each topic area to more detailed information.
Dangers of Carbon Monoxide poisoning from barbeques
We wish to raise awareness of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning from barbeques please read our guidance on BBQ Safety Campaign - the Dangers of Carbon Monoxide.
For further information:
Contact: Food, Health and Safety Team, Mansion House, Penrith CA11 7YG
Telephone: 01768 212491
Fax: 01768 890732