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How to manage health and safety

Managing health and safety is an integral part of managing your business. You need to do a risk assessment to find out about the risks in your workplace, put sensible measures in place to control them, and make sure they stay controlled.

This section provides information on what you need to consider when managing health and safety and assessing the risks in your workplace.  It shows how you can follow a ‘Plan, Do, Check, Act’ approach:

Plan: Describe how you manage health and safety in your business (your legally required policy) and plan to make it happen in practice.

Do: Prioritise and control your risks – consult your employees and provide training and information.

Check: Measure how you are doing.

Act: Learn from your experience.

Updated 2014-03-13