The UK Rules
Health and Safety

Health and Safety at Work in UK

All employers must meet their legal responsibilities on Health and Safety at Work. This guide explains how Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 affects workers in the United Kingdom.

HSE UK: What is Health and Safety Executive in the United Kingdom? It is a government body enforcing workplace health and safety legislation and offering advice.

That places a duty on all employers to ensure a 'reasonable' welfare at work for their employees.

There is a universal need to take the right precautions and reduce the risks of danger in the workplace.

That means all employers must provide their staff with a safe working environment and take steps to reduce accidents.

This information provides guidance on what you need to do. Use this section to ensure your businesses complies with health and safety law in the UK.

Computer Use at Work Health and Safety GuideComputer Use at Work

USING COMPUTERS: The guide covers health and safety issues relating to safe computer use at work. Find out what employees and employers should do to comply with computer health and safety laws.

Health and Safety using Farm Vehicles and Machinery GuideFarm Vehicles and Machinery

FARMWISE HSE: Information in the section addresses farm vehicles health and safety and its associated risks. Common types of accidents and fatalities on farms involve farming vehicles and machinery.

Health and Safety Executive (HSE) GuideHealth and Safety Executive

HSE WORKPLACE REGULATIONS: Contact HSE for advice and information on work-related health and safety. You can also make a complaint and report work injuries or illnesses.

Health and Safety Executive
Redgrave Court
Merton Road
Merseyside L20 7HS

Note: Contact the Health and Safety Executive (HSENI) for workplace HSE legislation in Northern Ireland.

Health and Safety Risk Assessment GuideHealth and Safety Risk Assessments

HSE GUIDE: Conducting a health and safety risk assessment helps to control risks in the workplace. The guide explains how to make a risk assessment as part of business health and safety management.

Health and Safety on Ships Law GuideHealth and Safety on Ships

HSE SHIPS: A ship at sea runs in a self-contained environment. That means the ship owners and operators are responsible for health and safety on ships.

Running a Business from Home GuideHome-based Businesses

BUSINESS PREMISES: Often, running a business from home is a cost effective way of starting up. Check out the business premises regulations and required permissions.

Suspensions from Work for Medical ReasonsMedical Suspensions

WORK SUSPENSION: There are several reasons why you can get a medical suspension from work. Employers should suspend employees from working if their health and safety is in danger.

Recruiting Disabled People GuideRecruiting Disabled People

DISABLED WORKERS: All health and safety rules apply when recruiting disabled employees. Employers must avoid discriminating against disabled people during recruitment.

Smoking in the Workplace Law GuideSmoking in the Workplace

SMOKING AT WORK: HSE legislation on smoking at work is strict and can be punishing in the United Kingdom. Employers and employees need to understand the law for smoking in the workplace.

Window Cleaning Health and Safety GuidelinesWindow Cleaning

WINDOW CLEANING LAWS: All window cleaning businesses must follow the window cleaning laws for working at height. Check the guide to plan and organise the risks associated with window cleaning activities.

Working with Food Safety and Hygiene GuideWorking with Food

FOOD SAFETY: The responsibilities of food safety apply to all food business operators. You must follow the food safety and hygiene regulations according to the law and 'Safer Food, Better Business'.

Workplace Fire Safety Law GuideWorkplace Fire Safety

FIRE SAFETY REGULATIONS: Health and safety nominates a 'responsible person' in charge of workplace fire safety. Find out what it means to be responsible for fire safety at business premises.

Workplace Temperatures Law GuideWorkplace Temperatures

WORKING TEMPERATURE REGULATIONS: Employers must provide their workers with 'reasonable' workplace temperatures. Check what the law says about working temperatures in the United Kingdom.

Work Related Stress Law GuideWork Related Stress

WORKPLACE STRESS: The guide explains work related stress and how stress and anxiety can develop. Find out how employers must help reduce workplace stress and employee rights.

Health and Safety Workplace Regulations: HSE Legislation in the United Kingdom