Health and safety in the retail industry
The retail industry is a major employer in the UK employing around 3 million people. This website provides information and guidance on key risks within the retail sector and advice on how to manage those risks. This includes a risk assessment tool to help small shops undertake their own risk assessment and links to information on the Primary Authority scheme which will be of interest to larger retail organisations.
Shop risk assessment tool
HSE have developed a shop risk assessment tool which allows those working in small low-risk shops to do their risk assessment quickly and easily.
It enables you to produce a tailored assessment by selecting the relevant hazards and thinking about how you control them
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Primary Authority Scheme
This will be of interest to larger retail establishments who have premises in locations spread over different local authority areas. Primary Authority gives business the right to form a statutory partnership with a single local authority. This scheme is administered by the Better Regulation Delivery Office.
This page provides you with basic information about what you must do to make sure your retail business complies with health and safety law.