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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:
- protecting vulnerable workers, such as those working alone and disabled workers
- your workplace temperature, ventilation and welfare facilities
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