Introduction to Health and Safety

Health and safety is not only good for the welfare of your staff but also makes sound business sense. Below are some reasons why you should be taking health and safety seriously:

  • Protects workers from injury and ill health
  • Protects business reputation
  • Reduces sick leave
  • Helps boost morale and retain staff
  • Boosts productivity and increase profit
  • It's the law

As a small business you may be unsure of what your responsibilities are in terms of health and safety. At the right hand side of this page you will find links to a number of guidance documents that are designed to help you understand you responsibilities and help you comply with health and safety legislation.