Complying With Health and Safety Law


According to the Health and Safety Executive, the key steps to ensure compliance with health and safety law are:

  1. Register a new business with the appropriate authority (HSE or your local authority);
  2. Take out employers’ liability insurance and display the certificate as required by law;
  3. Make sure you have someone competent to help you comply with health and safety regulations;
  4. Decide on your health and safety policy (how you will manage health and safety issues);
  5. Carry out an assessment of risks (potential dangers and appropriate precautions to take) and act on the findings;
  6. Provide basic welfare facilities, such as washing and toilet facilities;
  7. Provide appropriate health and safety training for employees;
  8. Consult with workers on health and safety matters;
  9. Display the required health and safety law poster or give workers a leaflet containing the information; and
  10. Report as required any work-related accidents, diseases or dangerous incidents.

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