Business Basics – Health and Safety

When you run a business there are some health and safety basics that everybody should have in place. 
On this resource page, we have put together information and documents that you can use today to ensure you’re compliant with the Government’s stringent health and safety laws.

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Appointing a Competent Person

For employers it’s a legal requirement to appoint a competent person in your business who will actively manage health and safety.  They will help you to meet the legal requirements that are set by the Government.  Failure to comply with the law can result in prohibition, prosecution and fines. Find out more…

Worker Consultations

Employers must involve workers and inform them about health and safety.  It’s a good idea to talk and listen to your workers about health and safety and the work that they do, how risks are controlled and the best ways of providing information and training for them. Find out more…

First Aid Requirements

If an employee is taken ill or injured at work, it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure they get immediate help.  The first aid requirements cover your first aid kit and what should be included, how to train workers and appoint suitable first aiders. Find out more…

Government Health and Safety Laws

The law covering both criminal and civil in relation to The Health and Safety at Work Act.  What can happen if you’re on the wrong side of the law and the potential consequences that you can face. Find out more…

Your Health and Safety Policy

How your health and safety policy can help you to manage health and safety.  What is a policy and what should be included within your policy document. Find out more…

Provision of Information and Training

Tell your workers what their health and safety duties are. Find out more…

The Health and Safety Law Poster

The poster must be displayed within the workplace, or you must provide the equivalent leaflet to your workers. Find out more…

Reporting of Accidents and Illnesses

Certain injuries, near-misses and work-related illnesses must be reported to the HSE.  This is a duty under duty the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations, known as RIDDOR. Find out more…

Risk Assessments and Managing Risk

Hazard identification and assessing risks in the workplace. Find out more…

Workplace Facilities

Employes must provide certain facilities depending upon the number of employees.  There are basic facilities that must be provided. Find out more…

Business Insurance

Employers’ liability insurance is the basic insurance that most businesses require. Find out more…

Asbestos Requirements

There are two aspects to consider with asbestos, the first is, are you a dutyholder which means you are responsible for a building and workers within and secondly is your work likely to disturb the fabric of a building. Find out more…

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