Personal safety in the workplace

As a business owner you are legally responsible for making sure your workplace is safe for your staff.

You should implement safe work systems (including incident reporting and support) and train your staff in workplace personal safety so that everyone knows what to do in the event of an accident.

To ensure the long-term safety of your staff a risk management policy is recommended, where you identify safety risks to staff and develop a management plan to minimise them.

You will also need a personal safety continuity plan in order to make sure your business stays up and running even in the event of a personal safety breach.

This guide explains the steps you should take to help make your workplace safe for your staff.