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Our resources offer everything from clear, accessible introductions to subjects, to full coverage of specific issues.

You'll find resources on health and safety management, environmental management, corporate social responsibility, and more. So whether you're a health and safety professional, director, manager or student, we've a resource to help you.

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  • Safe Start Up

    We’re here to help you sort health and safety. If you’re just setting up a new business – or want to check to make sure that your business is on the right track – then you’ll find what you need on this site.

    Our free, authoritative and independent guides are tailored to what you do for a living. Each guide talks you through what you need to do and how to do it, and offers clear, practical tips.

    Getting health and safety right isn’t just about staying on the right side of the law. Take a few simple steps to tackle the risks you face, and you’ll soon see the business benefits – from your reputation to your bottom line.

    • Advice guide
  • Safety rules and procedures: the evidence base by Health and Safety Technology and Management Ltd and University of Ballarat (2012)

    sound foundations

    The findings of this study are presented in several reports: a review of the scientific and professional literature on rule and procedure management (literature review), guidance to help businesses make their safety rules more effective and efficient (notes of guidance report), and a summary report.

    • Reports
  • Perspectives on effective leadership for health and safety

    Effective Leadership
    The contributions which make up this document arose from a one-day seminar on leadership organised by IOSH's Midland Branch East District. This collection of thought-provoking pieces provides different perspectives on effective leadership. Although they do not constitute a formal IOSH position on the subject, they can be used as prompts for individual reflection and discussion with peers and others in the workplace.
    • Reports
  • The IOSH information helpline

    Our friendly team of experts are here to help you with occupational health and safety advice, environmental issues and if you’re a member, employment law advice is available too, free of charge.

    • Advice guide
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