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The safer workplace, better business pack is aims to ensure that small businesses can comply with requirements of current Health and Safety standards.

Each section explains the employer’s duties, the actions required, and allows the employer to document policies, controls and procedures they implement within their business. Once completed the pack will enable the business to identify the key hazards in their workplace, introduce suitable control measures and have a documented system available for inspection by enforcement officers.

To download this pack, you can either click on each of the sections below and then download the required document(s), or you can download the complete pack.

Safer Workplace Better Business Pack
Complete version of the SWBB pack. The essential guide to Health and Safety for small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

SWBB sections and individual documents

Procedures/Policy Cover Sheet
SWBB procedures/policy cover sheet.
Accident Reporting
Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurences Regulation 1995 (RIDDOR).
Electrical Safety
Electricity can kill. Even non-fatal shocks can cause severe and permanent injury. Electrical installations and equipment should be safe and maintained to prevent danger.
Fire Risk Assessment
Fire risk assessment is a legal requirement for every workplace. Even a small fire could have fatal consequences and will have serious financial implications for any business.
Health and Safety Policy Statement
If you employ more than five members of staff, it is a legal requirement to have a Health and Safety Policy Statement.
Gas Safety
Many businesses use either mains gas or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) for cooking or heating. Gas equipment and services must be safely installed and maintained as they can present fire, explosion and asphyxiation hazards.
First Aid at Work
The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 and associated Approved Code of Practice specify the level of provision of ἀrst aid facilities in the work place to serve employees.
Redecoration good practice
During day to day maintenance, redecoration and refurbishment of your premises you, your employees, contractors, customers and members of the public can be put at risk. These risks require identification and control.
Risk Assessment
This sheet should be used to detail any activities you carry out that are not covered as part of this pack. Please duplicate this sheet where necessary.
Property Maintenance
If you are doing major alteration or refurbishment of your premises you, staff, contractors, customers and the public can be put at risk. These risks require identiἀcation and control.
Suppliers and Contractors
How you handle suppliers and contractors is important.
Training and Supervision
It is essential to train and supervise your staff effectively to make sure that they operate safety at work.
Vulnerable Workers Capability Assessment
Vulnerable Workers can include expectant mothers, people with a disability and young people. These groups may be at more risk than other people at work and need special attention from the employer.
Legal Requirements
List of documentation that should be completed and maintained to comply with Health and Safety requirements.