HEALTH AND SAFETY CHECKLIST FOR SMALL BUSINESSES: 9 THINGS YOU NEED TO DO
April 26th, 2019.


It can seem baffling, but getting up-to-date with your health and safety is much simpler when broken down into smaller steps.


Follow this checklist to help you through the process. Please note that, though health and safety law applies to all businesses, micro-businesses with fewer than five employees don’t need to write down their risk assessment and health and safety policy.

Assign your health and safety representative(s)
First, choose a competent person to oversee the project.

The competent person should have necessary skills, experience and knowledge to manage health and safety. This could be yourself, one or more of your employees, someone from outside your business or a combination of the above.

Make sure that you divvy out responsibilities evenly so that one member of staff isn’t overburdened. If you run a high-risk workplace or you feel you and your staff can’t handle the tasks required, it’s worth your while hiring someone externally.

The staff that you choose are entitled to time off with pay for training to meet their responsibilities.


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