If you think health and safety has to be complicated – it doesn’t. The “Health and safety made simple” pages at the HSE website will provide you with the basics for your business. The site will make it easier for you to comply with the law and manage health and safety in your business.
For many businesses, all that’s required is a basic series of tasks. The site will take you through the steps and help you make sure you have done what you need to – and no more. The site is intended for employers and those who want some basic information on what they must do to make sure their businesses comply with health and safety law.
In general, the laws apply to all businesses, no matter how small. As an employer, or a self-employed person, you are responsible for health and safety in your business. You need to take the right precautions to reduce the risks of workplace dangers and provide a safe working environment.
How can the site can help you? There are health and safety laws to protect you, your employees and the public from workplace dangers. This site makes life easier for you by providing the basic information on what you need to do in one place. It will help you get started in managing health and safety in your business. For some work activities there may be extra things you need to do to make sure you are complying with the law.
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