Health and safety

Employers have a responsibility to make sure that workplaces are safe and that care is taken over the health of their employees while at work. This section provides an outline of those duties.

Health and safety at work: a basic guide

What steps must an employer take to ensure that they comply with the law on health and safety and that they minimise the risk of employees falling ill or getting injured while at work?

Carrying out health and safety risk assessments

A business holds responsibility for the health and safety of its employees and any members of the public with whom it comes into contact.

Keep the workplace safe: health and safety policy

The Health and Safety (Offences) Act introduced more stringent penalties for firms that break the law on health and safety.