It is 40 years since the Health and Safety at Work Act received Royal Assent, providing a regulatory framework for work place health and safety in Great Britain. This has helped make Britain one of the safest places in the world to work, saving thousands of lives, preventing many more injuries at work and reducing the economic and social costs of health and safety failures.

The Health & Safety Executive website offers guidance on a wide range of topics that may interest you, including:

  • Risk management and health and safety law with tools to help you comply
  • What the law requires, advice on completing Control of Substances Hazardous to Health – known as COSHH – assessments
  • RIDDOR  – reporting serious workplace accidents, occupational diseases and specified dangerous occurrences (near misses)

Here is some information to help your business.

The Health & Safety Executive can offer your business advice and support on health and safety related matters. You can get advice by completing a short online form here.