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Good practice in health and safety is good for your business – and it’s the law. The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 is the primary legislation that covers the occupational health and safety in Great Britain.

Health&safetysmart is here to help, particularly with the written risk assessment & policy document – “it shall be the duty of every employer to prepare and as often as may be appropriate revise a written statement of his general policy with respect to the health and safety at work of his employees and the organisation and arrangements for the time being in force for carrying out that policy”.

Health and safety laws apply to all businesses. As an employer, or a self-employed person, you are responsible for health and safety in your business. Health and safety laws are there to protect you, your employees and the public from workplace dangers. The approach you take should be proportionate to the size of your business and the nature of your business activity.

Ultimately, the aim for all employers is for their employees to ‘Go Home Healthy’.

Our online advice and tools can help save you time and effort getting started.