Health and Safety

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

Office & home working

Why you should take health and safety issues seriously as a small business

Stephen Thomas, safety technical consultant at Croner, discusses the benefits of implementing risk management measures.


What to do if there is a fire in your business

In this piece, we look at why you should be fighting fire with knowledge.

Legal advice

How your SME can prevent workplace accidents

Here, we look at what to do to address health and safety concerns in the office.

Employing & managing staff

Health and safety law exemption proposed for the self employed

Stephen Thomas, safety technical consultant at Croner, discusses the ramifications of a proposal to exempt certain self-employed people from health and safety red tape.


London Fitzroy Hospital

Examining the history of an historic hospital.


David Cameron rails on ‘crazy’ business regulations as he announces 3,000 cuts

The prime minister has pledged to remove 3,000 business regulations which are holding back small business growth.

Office & home working

How to keep the workplace lurgy at bay – Working through illness

Chancellor George Osborne's wife Frances has recently questioned the British mentality of working through illness. Here are some tips to minimise workplace contagion.

Office & home working

How to approach workplace obesity as a small business

Kate Russell, managing director of Russell HR Consulting, discusses the health and safety issues surrounding the weight of employees.

Office & home working

Temperature in the workplace – what businesses should know

Workplace health and safety expert Karl Young explains the legalities of office working conditions, giving you recourse for when an employee complains about the temperature.


Health and safety inspections to cost SMEs

A bid to force small businesses to pay for their own health and safety inspections has been being criticised by the Forum of Private Business.


Health and safety law a bugbear for business

Small businesses wish to see a shake up in prohibitive health and safety laws.

Legal advice

Risk assessment for small business: avoiding danger

As new legislation this month will increase the penalties for breaches of health and safety regulations, a risk assessment health check could prevent your small business getting seriously injured.

Business Loans

A guide to getting a small business loan

Everything you need to know on what small business loans are and what types of loan are available for your business.

Partner content

Why you need a business bank account

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5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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Business management

How to create good cashflow habits

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