Support from .gov

The government website now has many useful tools to help you build up your business.

Risk assessment & HSE docs

The HSE provides an example to show how other small and medium-sized businesses have approached risk assessment. Use it as a guide to think about:

  • some of the hazards in your business
    the steps you need to take to control the risks.
  • Don’t just copy it and put your company name to it as that would not satisfy the law – and would not protect your employees. Every business is different – you need to think about the hazards and controls your business needs.

Even where the hazards are the same, the control measures you adopt may have to be different from those in the examples to meet the particular conditions in your workplace.

The HSE also offers downloadable copies of the Health & Safety at work act that you must keep in your office or the glovebox of your van.

On Site Bristol help

Having supported hundreds of employers across Bristol for more than 20 years we are well positioned to offer tools and tips to help you develop.

The best thing you can do if you want to look at expanding your firm by taking on an apprentice is to email us. We can arrange for a trade specific training officer to visit you and discuss what our team can do to help you.


We also have documents to help you with:

Risk assessments

Health and Safety


Accident book

It is important to have an accident book to record incidents concerning you or your staff. you can purchase these directly from the HSE of from Amazon