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This section covers health and safety in an office environment. Most businesses, factories, warehouses etc. all have offices.
Running a business can be daunting, and you may be unsure how to manage health and safety in your workplace.
The following ten point guide takes you through your legal responsibilities, step by step:
1. Write your health and safety policy
2. Carry out a risk assessment
3. Display the health and safety law poster
4. Take out Employers' Liability Insurance
5. Meet workplace standards
6. Understand accident reporting and purchase an accident book
7. Consult your workers
8. Train your workers
9. Comply with Smoke free legislation
10. Carry out a fire risk assessment
The information below is specific to office settings and will help you to write and implement your health and safety arrangements and risk assessments.
In an office environment musculoskeletal injuries (such as RSI and Upper Limb Disorders) are common place as well as stress. It is often thought that the two are linked.
If you invite members of the public into your office, or employees leave the office on work duties you will also need to consider work related violence and lone working arrangements.
If you require help with something in this section, please contact us.