Official HSE Health & Safety

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About this app

The HSE small business app has been designed to help people better understand the law, their health and safety rights, and their responsibilities.

HSE's mission is to prevent death, injury and ill-health in Great Britain's workplaces. Ensuring that guidance is available and accessible in a variety of formats is central to achieving this objective.

Created in partnership with the Stationery Office (TSO), the app is primarily for small businesses or those who are new to health and safety to help them better understand the law and what is required to protect employees.

What does the app include?

1. Practical Risk Management Tools
This section is a dedicated for users to access the various HSE digital tools, such as the musculoskeletal (MAC, ART, and RAPP) and stress risk assessments.

2. Risk Management Videos
This section includes exclusive practical videos delivered by an HSE inspector that guide you through the risk management process.

3. The Health and Safety toolbox (HSG268)
This section explains what the law requires and the responsibilities an employer has. It provides an overview of all potential risks, so an employer can identify which areas are applicable to their organisations. Users can easily navigate through the content and find the guidance using the built-in search function.

Topics covered:
• How to manage health and safety
• Your organisation
• Your workers
• Your workplace
• Electrical safety
• Fire safety
• Gas safety
• Harmful substances
• Machinery, plant and equipment
• Manual handling
• Noise
• Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
• Pressure equipment
• Radiations
• Risk assessments
• Slips and trips
• Vibration
• Working at height
• Working in confined spaces
• Work-related stress
• Workplace transport

4. A guide to managing risk
This section provides a simple step-by-step guide and practical advice on how to manage risk within an organisation. It includes:
• Steps needed to manage risk
• Identify hazards
• Assess the risks
• Control the risks
• Record findings
• Review the controls
• Risk assessment template and examples

5. Work-related Stress
This section includes a condensed version of HSE’s stress management standards approach. Designed for smaller organisations, it comprises a step by step guide to manage work-related stress for:
• Small organisations (up to 50 employees)
• Medium-size organisations (51-250 employees)
• Medium-size organisations, with multiple sites

The app also includes:
• An intuitive search function – so users can find the guidance and content more quickly
• Key products section – easily browse and purchase the Health and Safety Law Poster, Accident Book or Managing for Health and Safety publication (HSG65)
• Automatic live updates – so users have the latest guidance and content sent automatically to their device.
Updated on
May 23, 2022

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