How this site can help you

Organisations have a legal duty to put in place suitable arrangements to manage for health and safety. This site provides a framework to help you do that effectively, in a way that your organisation can tailor to your own circumstances.

In implementing your arrangements, you should consult with your employees or their representatives, including trade unions where they are recognised. 

The framework described in this site is universal but how far action is needed will depend on the size and nature of the organisation, and the risks from its activities, products or services.

The HSE publication Managing for health and safety (a new edition of HSG65) supports the guidance on this website.

You can find a brief summary of the refreshed guidance in the short leaflet Plan, Do, Check, Act: An introduction to managing for health and safety.

If you need information on how to minimise particular risks in your organisation then the Health and safety toolbox will be helpful.

If you just need basic information or are getting started in managing for health and safety in your organisation, then the best place to look is Health and safety made simple: The basics for your business.

If you are a microbusiness, you can get information from the Federation of Small Businesses.

How to use the site

This site will help you, as leaders, owners, trustees and line managers, put the right measures in place to manage the real risks to health and safety in your organisation. It gives you:

A new approach

HSE has moved away from using the POPMAR (Policy, Organising, Planning, Measuring performance, Auditing and Review) model of managing health and safety to a 'Plan, Do, Check, Act' approach.

You can find an explanation of the change in the leaflet Plan, Do, Check, Act: An introduction to managing for health and safety.

Updated: 2013-07-26