Health and safety basics for your business
If you are a small low-risk business, these basic steps may be all you need to comply with health and safety law.
Our introduction to managing health and safety will help you decide where you need to do more and ensure you plan, monitor and review your control measures.
Prepare a health and safety policy
What a policy is and how it helps you manage health and safety
Managing risks and risk assessment at work
How to identify hazards and assess risks at work
Report accidents and illness
You must report certain injuries, near-misses and work-related illnesses to HSE
Provide information and training
Tell your workers what their health and safety duties are
Consult your workers
Involve your workers and inform them about health and safety
Have the right workplace facilities
Have toilets, washbasins and other welfare facilities workers need
First aid in work
Advice on your first aid kit, training workers and appointing first aiders
Display the law poster
You must display the poster or give workers the equivalent leaflet
Appoint a competent person
Choose who will help you manage health and safety in your business
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