Guide to Managing Health and Safety in Your Workplace

2 minute read | 04 September 2017 10:00:47 BST

Small Business Advice WeekIn support of Small Business Advice Week here in the UK, we’ve put together this quick guide offering tips and guidance on how to better manage health and safety in your workplace.

Managing Workplace Health and Safety infographic

Why should you manage workplace health and safety?

Accidents and work-related ill-health affect all types of workplaces and occupations.

Poor health and safety management can lead to high costs in terms of sick pay, absence and claims for compensation. SME’s can also find themselves facing criminal prosecution and harm to both business reputation and profitability.

The vast majority of occupational injuries, incidents and ill health are avoidable with good health and safety management.

Need extra advice on managing health and safety?

We understand that organisations face many challenges to overcome in protecting their workforce and achieving legal compliance.

Whether you need additional resources, specialist technical advice, or independent consultative support, we can work alongside you to help you to achieve your health and safety goals with our Health, Safety and Environmental support service.

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David Bryan BSc, CMIOSH, CMAPS

David is a health and safety consultant and tutor, having over 20 years experience in this field. He has expertise in general health and safety management, construction design and management, logistics operations, fire safety management, and cognitive psychology. His major training work includes the preparation and delivery of NEBOSH and IOSH accredited health and safety management courses, and a range of bespoke classroom and online courses.