Employing People

Health and Safety

Accidents, health and safety law and workplace conditions.

Please click on the links below for more information on each topic.

Employers: preventing discrimination

Discrimination policy and equal opportunities in the workplace – sex discrimination, disabled workers, older people, compulsory retirement

Recruitment and disabled people

Avoiding discrimination against disabled people in recruitment – advertising the job, encouraging applications, reasonable adjustments, work choice programme

Fire safety in the workplace

Fire safety in business and non-domestic premises: the responsible person, fire risk assessments, shared premises, new buildings, enforcement, appeals and penalties

Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

Contact information for finding out about health and safety at work issues and making a complaint and reporting injuries

Health and safety on ships

Owners and operators of seagoing ships and large yachts are responsible for the health and safety of seafarers

Health and safety using farm vehicles and machinery

Your legal obligations to ensure the health, safety and welfare of your farm employees and workers

Running a business from home

Running a business from home – insurance, business rates, expenses, tax allowances

Smoking at work: the law

The law on smoking in the workplace and what businesses must do to prevent smoking at work

Workplace temperatures

There is no law for a minimum or maximum temperature, but during working hours the temperature in all workplaces inside buildings must be reasonable

If you want to discuss anything further, call the Growth Hub today on 0844 257 84 50

Get in Touch

Contact us today for help and advice on starting or growing your business.

Tel: 0844 257 8450

Email: info@cumbriagrowthhub.co.uk