Health and Safety

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


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.


UK small businesses have the most mishaps on a Monday

Simply Business reveals a 41 per cent rise in small business accidents and injuries over past five years.


Workers in dangerous jobs let down by poor health and safety procedures

A quarter of British workers in dangerous roles feel they are being failed by their company's health and safety policies.


UK businesses are breaking basic health and safety laws

Two thirds of UK businesses are breaking the most basic health and safety rules and are putting their employees in danger.

Legal advice

Keeping your employees safe in the workplace

Owner managers need to understand their legal requirements around health and safety in the workplace, and become familiar with the process involved when employees suffer an injury at work.

Legal advice

Outsourcing your health and safety needs

Zoe Evans discusses the benefits of outsourcing health and safety and how SMEs can determine when the time is right for it.

Office & home working

Minimising work accidents: five top tips

Have a look at these five top tips to get started making your office a safer place.

Business management

New year, new workplace: Health and safety for 2017

Here, we look at why you should make 2017 the year in which you reach your workplace health and safety goals.

Business management

Is your start-up prepared for the worst?

In this piece, we look at how to ensure your small business is covered for potential threats and issues.


Health and safety sentencing charges: What to know

In this piece, in association, with the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), we look at why small businesses now, more than ever, need to prioritise compliance with the health and safety regime. 


Small businesses failing to stay on top of gas safety

Almost a fifth of small businesses do not have a carbon monoxide alarm and around the same number are lax on gas safety checks, research finds.


Health and safety and high heels in the workplace

In this piece, we look at the dangers of high heels in the office and question whether dress codes should be revised for health and safety reasons.

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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Partner content

What is professional indemnity insurance?

Professional indemnity insurance provides cover if somebody sues your business and they allege that your advice caused financial loss or damaged their brand. It’s not just for accountants and lawyers but for anyone offering a personal service, even web designers