Advice

The Healthy Working Lives team can offer advice on a variety of workplace safety and health-related topics, including meeting legal requirements.

You can read about specific occupational health considerations or access our online help to carry out specific tasks.

Our quick start guide will help you to check what you need for your organisation around specific topics or create and manage a health and safety policy.

Create a health and safety policy

Review and manage health and safety

Legal responsibilities

Legislation and Policy

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Information about employers' policy and legal requirements around workplace health and safety, staff working conditions and dealing with ill health and injury.

Hazardous substances guidance

A step-by-step guide to identifying and controlling hazardous substances.

Health and Safety - Quick Start Guide

A beginner's guide to protecting and improving employee health.

Workplace Hazards

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Information on common hazards from asbestos to vibration.

Health Risks at Work

Learn more about the Health Risks at work initiative, managing health risks associated with workplace activities and how to become involved.

Equipment and Safe Working Practice

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Information and advice on the safe use of common items of work equipment, and safe working methods for everyday activities.

Office Hazards

The office hazards programme is designed to help you identify the various hazards found in offices and give you some suggestions on how to deal with them in both practical and legal terms.

Employability

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Assisting people into (or back to) work benefits businesses, individuals and communities. Read what organisations can do to help and what assistance is available.

Promoting Health at Work

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Employers and employees benefit from promoting health in the workplace. Having healthy and motivated staff can reduce sickness absences, improve productivity, and help create a safer working environment. Read about health issues that can be addressed in the workplace here.