Who has responsibility for health and safety?

Health and safety responsibilities apply to all businesses or organisations regardless of their size, location or industry.

The aim of health and safety at work is to protect you, your colleagues, visitors, contractors and members of the public from dangers that are present or created within your workplace.

It is the responsibility of all business owners to ensure that effective health and safety policies and procedures are implemented and followed.

The approach should be proportionate to the size and scope of the business and the risks that are created by the work activities.

The aim is to ensure that the health and safety procedures are suitable and sufficient, ensuring that everyone understands them and that they become part of the culture of your business.