Health and Safety

Articles, news and advice on Health and Safety issues for UK small businesses.

Business management

Health and safety checklist for small businesses

There's no need to be intimidated by health and safety. Tick off this checklist to ensure that your business is covered.

Business management

Managing health and safety in the workplace

What are your responsibilities as a small business owner when it comes to health and safety? Donna Obstfeld of DOHR explains


Four out of 10 shop workers refuse to go back to work without PPE

With all shops reopening on June 15, 42% of shop workers say they will stay home unless small business owners provide them with PPE

Office & home working

What are my legal responsibilities for homeworkers?

A guide to a small business owner's legal responsibility for homeworker health and safety

Employing & managing staff

Should you be outsourcing health and safety for your small business?

Not keeping up to date with health and safety can not only be harmful to your staff but can also be hugely damaging to your business. Outsourcing health and safety takes away the biggest headache for many small businesses

Business management

How to introduce a health and safety apprenticeship to the workplace

Here, Chris Pendrey of Actavo Direct explains how to introduce a health and safety apprenticeship to your workplace.

Legal advice

The law on working alone

Here, Jayne Harrison of Richard Nelson LLP answers a reader's question on the legal implications of working alone.

Employing & managing staff

How to protect your employees when working outdoors

Business Technology

Two-thirds of employees undermine workplace safety, survey shows

Almost 70 per cent of employees plug in their phone charger at work, as workplace safety survey suggests UK employees don't follow safety rules.


What to do if you have been in an accident at work

If you experience an accident at work, it is important to know the steps that you can take to ensure you are properly compensated, as we explore here.

Legal advice

Personal injury and your small business

In this article, we will explore the actions you can take to prevent accidents and their resultant financial implications.


How to fill the health and safety knowledge gap in your business

If you think you have health and safety knowledge gaps among your workforce, here’s what you can do to tackle the problem.

Business Technology

How to keep your small business safe online

Here's how Security Service Edge from Vodafone can help to protect your SME from ever-increasing cyber threats

Business Technology

How to grow a global creative agency in record time

Find out how creative agency, Myth Studio, used technology to grow their business and quadruple their staff count in 18 months

Partner content

Attracting and keeping top talent through Total Reward

Employment benefits specialist, Drewberry, explain why you should base your benefits around a Total Reward Strategy

Partner content

5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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