The requirements of the Health and Safety at work act are not complex, however you must do the following:
KEY POINTS As a Business Owner, Director or Manager you have a legal duty to comply with the Health and Safety at Work act. You must ensure the health, safety and welfare of all your employees and anyone affected by your activities. The clever part is to fulfill this obligation in a competent and proportionate way.
• Nominate a named, competent health • and safety representative • Write a health and safety policy • Control the risks in your business • Consult your employees • Provide training and information • Provide the right workplace facilities • Display the health & safety law poster


All of these actions can be performed in-house, but it may be more cost effective to get external help. You need to ensure that whoever you choose has the necessary skills, knowledge and experience to manage your Health and Safety requirements efficiently and effectively.