Health and Safety

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


SMEs flout safety laws

The majority of small businesses are breaking health and safety laws, according to a survey by St John Ambulance.


Health and safety laws ‘restrict businesses’

Small businesses find complying with health and safety laws time consuming and costly, with some worried they will be prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive.


Health and safety tops SME costs

A survey of around 500 businesses conducted by the Forum of Private Business (FPB) has shown that complying with health and safety regulations is considered the costliest form of ‘red tape’ for small firms.


Practical health and safety advice

In a backlash against red tape and advice on trivial risks, the Health and Safety Executive has launched a campaign focusing on practical guidance on real dangers that face people in the workplace.


Take steps to stop RSI

Repetitive strain injuries (RSI) affects almost half a million British workers every year and costs UK industry an estimated £20 billion.


Help on hand for health and safety

A programme to help promote health and safety within small- and medium-sized companies has been launched by Andrew Smith, secretary of state for work and pensions.


Employers urged to prioritise health and safety

The Health and Safety Commission has issued new guidelines on the standards employers should meet when complying with health and safety regulations in the workplace.

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