The following is the latest update issued: 26 April 2023
HSE has improved its guidance on managing health and safety and controlling risks for businesses.
There are no changes to legal requirements, but the new design and structure will help you quickly find and understand what your business must do to comply with health and safety law.
The improvements are based on research which showed businesses felt some guidance was:
hard to understand, making it time-consuming to find the area relevant to them
long and complex, leaving them uncertain that they had the full answer
We have substantially removed duplication and replaced various publications with more accessible webpages. This will save you time and resource searching for the fundamental pieces of guidance your business needs.
The guidance stresses the importance of not only controlling risks but making sure they stay controlled. It also offers easy-to-follow guides on controlling common health and safety risks as well as advice on providing the right workplace facilities and protecting vulnerable workers.