Simple Safety for Small Business

Every single business owner, whether a sole trader or a limited liability company, whether working on their own or with many employees, must comply with the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005. The Act details the responsibilities of employers, the self-employed, employees and various other parties in relation to providing a work environment that safeguards the health and welfare of all involved. Businesses can be audited and non compliant business owners are subject to penalties.

The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) have introduced the Simple Safety Series, a series of practical tools designed to help small business owners improve workplace health and safety and reduce accidents.

It boils down to four key areas that I have extracted from the HSA's Simple Safety toolkit:

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