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:
- the core elements of managing for health and safety and how they can fit with how you run the rest of your business
- what to look for when deciding if you're doing what you need to do
- advice on delivering effective arrangements
- signposts to resources from HSE and other organisations
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.