Small businesses have been advised that everything they need to know when it comes to maintaining the highest safety levels on their premises is contained within a brand new online guide.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has confirmed the release of its Health and Safety Toolbox, which is to be found on the internet. It is the latest step in a trend that has seen plenty of information placed online and allows firms to access details, tips and regulations via the click of a mouse.
It is said to cover every single issue that a busy small organisation could ever experience or need to deal with.
Developed by the HSE along with businesses from across the UK, the pack is a follow-up to the Health and Safety Made Simple production.
HSE chair Judith Hackitt said: "It will help businesses save time and money by getting them focusing on the real risks, guiding them to what is relevant for them and steering them away from what's not.
"By going online and working through it for themselves, for free, we hope low-risk small and medium-sized enterprises will realise that they don't need expensive consultancy or reams of paperwork to manage their responsibilities."
She noted that small and low-risk firms will find nothing better on the market for their safety needs, as this online handbook contains all the information they require.
Minister for health Mark Hoban added his own words of praise, explaining small businesses should invest their time in growing, rather than bureaucracy, so being able to deal with health and safety in such a simple way is sure to be a tremendous boost.
The words of encouragement from industry experts did not end there, as chairman of the Health, Safety & Risk Management Policy Unit at the Federation of Small Businesses Mary Boughton explained the body has welcomed the publication of the document.
She said it is crucial that organisations are able to comply with regulations quickly and easily.