Guide

Set up a health and safety management system

Introduction

Health and safety are key business concerns. The right approach helps you control risks, cut costs and gain a competitive edge. But making sure that you deal with all the issues can be a challenge. It's all too easy to overlook requirements or repeat mistakes from the past.

A systematic approach helps you comply with all your legal obligations. It makes sure that everyone in your business knows the right way of doing things. Perhaps most importantly, it provides a foundation for continually improving health and safety management within your business.

This guide explains health and safety management standards and their benefits. It advises on how to control and review your management systems.