Health and safety for employers

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What does this involve?

It’s an employer’s legal duty to protect the health and safety of employees – and it makes good business sense too. There are reputational benefits as well as to your bottom line when you successfully prevent staff illness and injury. Learn about effective practices you can put in place in the Business Gateway guide to health and safety for employers.

Find out in our free guide about how to:

  • write a health and safety policy
  • manage workplace hazards and risks
  • train employees in health and safety
  • provide suitable workplace facilities
  • meet first aid and record keeping requirements

Am I eligible?

Yes, if you are thinking about starting, or already run, a business in Scotland.

What does this cost?

This is a free and impartial service.

How long does this take?

Set aside 5 minutes to read this guide to health and safety for employers.

Important information

Some workplace incidents must be reported to the Health and Safety Executive. Make sure you know the various kinds of reportable incidents.

Next steps

Visit the Business Gateway website for more information on health and safety for employers.

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