The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has announced the release of a bespoke mobile app, titled ‘Official HSE Health & Safety’, which is designed to help organisations understand the law, their health and safety rights, and their responsibilities.
HSE’s mission is to prevent death, injury and ill-health in Great Britain’s workplaces. Ensuring that guidance is available and accessible in various formats is central to achieving this objective.
Created in partnership with The Stationery Office (TSO), the app is primarily for small and medium-sized businesses to help them better understand the law and what is required to protect employees.
The app is now available as a ‘public beta’ and can be downloaded on Apple or Android devices from their respective app stores for £2.99.
The app contains three main sections. The first, the Health and Safety Toolbox, explains what the law requires and the responsibilities an employer has. It provides an overview of all potential risks, so an employer can identify which areas apply to their organisations. Users can easily navigate the content and find the guidance using the built-in search function.
The Guide to Managing Risk section provides a simple step-by-step guide and practical advice on managing risk within an organisation.
Finally, the section titled Work-Related Stress includes a condensed version of HSE’s stress management standards approach. Designed for smaller organisations, it comprises a step by step guide to managing work-related stress for small organisations (up to 50 employees), medium-size organisations (51-250 employees and medium-size organisations, with multiple sites.
The app also includes an intuitive search function – so users can find the guidance and content more quickly, a key products section to easily browse and purchase the Health and Safety Law Poster, Accident Book or Managing for Health and Safety publication (HSG65) and automatic live updates, so users have the latest guidance and content sent automatically to their device.