IOSH launches Safe Start Up for health and safety advice

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has launched Safe Start Up, a new online tool for small businesses, designed to demystify health and safety requirements.

So far, five occupations are covered in detail, including complementary therapist, with more being added to the site continuously. Each guide details the areas of health and safety business owners need to consider in order to comply with the law.

IOSH research and information services manager Jane White said: “When we speak to businesses we often get the message that they are worried about what health and safety law requires them to do. But in reality, for most, it’s actually quite simple.

“We’ve spelt out what the requirements are and how to meet them, answering many other concerns about health and safety they may have.”

Safe Start Up is part of the wider Better Business for All campaign, set up in response to the Government’s strategy to reduce the regulatory burden on businesses.