An easy guide to Health and Safety for Businesses

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has developed a range of tools and guidance to help small and medium sized businesses understand health and safety.


If you are a small and medium sized business, whether new to health and safety or an experienced or expanding business, when you see the H&S ABC logo you will know that those tools and pieces of guidance have been specifically designed with you in mind.

The advice available will help you understand what you do and don’t need to do to avoid unnecessary paperwork and effort.

Health and Safety made simple is the go-to guide for all basic information that businesses need to start managing health and safety. It offers simple, clear information on what businesses must do to comply with the law.

It covers topics such as deciding what facilities need to be available in their workplace, how to consult your employees and what training and information to provide.

Health and safety toolbox looks at how to control risks at work and builds on Health and Safety Made Simple. It gives straightforward advice on the most common health and safety hazards in all types of business and shows how small and medium-sized businesses can take practical steps to control their risks.

Online risk assessments have been created to show business owners how to identify their hazards and risks and produce tailored risk assessments for their workplaces.

If there are fewer than five employees the risk assessment does not have to be written down.

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