Health and Safety

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

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

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

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.

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.


Employees in the workplace are not taking health and safety seriously

British young people in the workplace are not taking health and safety seriously enough, according to new research.

Partner content

4 small business functions that must be automated for greater profits

Can technology help you create more efficient business models? In this article, we explore how you can use technology to boost your business

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It’s time the UK’s small businesses got the seamless communications and collaboration tools they need

Why seamless collaboration is crucial for UK small businesses and what tools can help

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Flexible work is making cybersecurity tougher for UK SMBs. It’s time they got the tools, and the platform, to defend themselves

The cybersecurity landscape for small businesses and the tips and tools that can help

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How to enhance your customer and employee experiences using Uber Vouchers

This article explains how Uber Vouchers can enhance both your customer and employee experience