Health and safety at work

Find out about complying with health and safety policy in your workplace

About health and safety

A health and safety policy states how a business will manage and ensure the health, safety and welfare of its employees and others.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) enforces this.

Read more about health and safety at work on their website

Read the 1974 Health and Safety at Work Act here

Companies that need a health and safety policy

If you employ five or more people, you'll need to have a health and safety policy.

How to get a health and safety policy

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has produced a free leaflet giving you guidance on preparing your health and safety policy document.

Read information about how to comply with health and safety.

Further information

All the information you need can be found at the Health and Safety Executive website


Contact the HSE on their website

And if you need to speak to someone at Hounslow Council


Telephone 020 8583 5555

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