What is a health and safety management system?
For many businesses, particularly those that are small and carry out low-risk operations, establishing a health and safety management system at work requires only a few, straightforward steps such as the creation of a health and safety policy and risk assessments. If you have fewer than five employees, you need not have written evidence of these.
Services for Small Businesses
The Health and Safety Executive advises that “the approach you take should be proportionate to the size of your business and the nature of your business activity”. We wholeheartedly agree with this statement and are happy to advise you of your specific legal requirements. If you require help in implementing a health and safety policy and risk assessments, then we can assist you in that.
You may also find this publication from the HSE useful: INDG 449: Health and safety made simple
If you employ five or more people, or your operations affect other people or are higher risk than simple office work, the requirements on you for a health and safety management system may be greater.