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2. Find the right guidance for your business

The approach you take for managing health and safety will depend on the size of your business, the type of work you do and the level of risk in your workplace.

Basic advice for all small businesses

You can find advice on your main responsibilities as an employer and the basic health and safety steps you must take if you are running a small, low-risk business.

It will also be helpful if you are:

  • starting up a new business
  • a worker or a safety representative

Making arrangements to manage health and safety

We have guidance on how to use a Plan, Do, Check, Act approach to manage health and safety if you are a small to medium-sized business.

It takes you through arrangements to:

  • plan the actions you need to take
  • do the right things to control workplace risks
  • check those measures are working
  • act when you need to make changes

Your workers and workplace

There is advice on:

Detailed guidance for larger organisations

If you are in a larger organisation or have more complex hazards, there is more detailed guidance on leading and managing health and safety.

It will be helpful if you are:

  • an owner or a leader
  • setting up or overseeing your organisation’s health and safety management system
  • a health and safety practitioner or training provider
  • a union or safety representative

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