The council has a legal duty to enforce the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and related legislation. As part of this duty the council should ensure that work premises are safe for employees and visitors to them and that accidents are prevented wherever possible.
Occupational therapy aims to help those with physical disabilities to achieve an optimum level of functions and mobility. This may include arranging for walking aids or other equipment or referring clients to other agencies that can also assist. The authority usually works with local health providers to assess need and provide appropriate support.
The older persons bus pass entitles the holder to concessionary travel on buses, trains and other forms of local public transport. To be eligible for a bus pass the applicant must be aged over 60 and resident in the area.
The Comhairle as a Planning Authority has a statutory requirement to maintain a public register of planning applications. Valid planning applications received by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar are available on-line for public viewing.
The ability to locate a local business online should be simple, not a source of frustration. The online Outer Hebrides business directory aims to address this and in doing so, help to promote local businesses.
The directory has been developed by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar and Highlands & Islands Enterprise. The directory provides the most complete local online listing of businesses and organisations in the Outer Hebrides. The service is free and open to all local businesses and covers everything from Accountants to Youth Hostels. Visitors to the site can browse or use the powerful and intelligent search to find businesses by type, name or location.
Business owners can login to manage their own business listings, which can include images, descriptions and multiple contacts. The site is also fully bi-lingual with all non-user supplied content available in English and Gaelic.