Health and Safety

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


UK businesses feel unequipped for medical emergencies

Only 49 per cent of business owners feel confident they could handle medical emergencies at work, research finds.

Office & home working

Work place injuries: what you need to know

In 2014/15 there were 76,000 injuries to employees reported, this is compared to 78,671 in the previous year.

Legal advice

The implications of drink driving and needing a licence for work 

Here, we give advice on the course of action to take if you get caught drink driving.

Employing & managing staff

Free mental healthcare screening advocated for the workplace

Some 60 per cent of people living with mental ill health agree that employers should offer free screening for depression in the workplace.


Protection, productivity and passion: How headsets help on hazardous industrial sites

Here, we look at how 3M's PELTOR headsets provide safety, productivity, comfort and even entertainment for workers on noisy sites.


The most valuable health and safety qualifications for small businesses

Which qualifications offer the most value for small business owners looking for an essential understanding of workplace safety practices? Here, we find out. 

Office & home working

Is your business doing enough to be wheelchair friendly?

It's important to make sure your accessibility is up to scratch for wheelchair users.


Respirators for all needs with 3M

Here, we introduce the benefits of each of the products in the 3M respirator range.


Preparing your business for flooding

Storms have ravaged the UK over the past few weeks. Here, we take a look at the measures you need to take if your business becomes affected.

Business management

B&B health and safety risks and how to prevent them 

Here, we look at the key health and safety considerations to be aware of to prevent lawsuits and legal issues for a B&B or small hotel hospitality business.


A look at CCTV drain surveys

Here, we look at what a CCTV drain survey is and what the benefits are.

Legal advice

A guide for new businesses on getting health and safety in check

Here, Kate Russell offers some tips on your responsibilities to ensure an office compliant with health and safety regulations.

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

HSBC - Advertising feature

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