The Official HSE Health and Safety app for SMEs

Guidance at your fingertips

This is a new product from HSE - your feedback will help us improve it.

The health and safety small business app has had a total revamp! Now includes:

  • Exclusive videos from an HSE inspector that guide you through the risk management process.
  • Practical risk management tools on topics, such as musculoskeletal disorders and work-related stress.
  • Better user interface to access the content you need more quickly.
  • Easy to use search function to help you find key topics.

Created in partnership with The Stationery Office (TSO), the app contains core guidance on what the law requires and the responsibilities an employer has under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

This app is not designed for health and safety professionals, consultants or those looking for detailed information on health and safety law.

HSE's mission is to prevent death, injury and ill-health in Great Britain's workplaces. Ensuring that guidance is available and accessible in a variety of formats is central to achieving this objective.

The app can be downloaded on your Apple or Android device from either the iOS or Google Play Store.

What does the HSE app include?

The app contains three main sections:

1. Practical Risk Management Tools

This section is a dedicated for users to access the various HSE digital tools, such as the musculoskeletal (MAC, ART, and RAPP) and stress risk assessments.

2. Risk Management Videos

This section includes exclusive practical videos delivered by an HSE inspector that guide you through the risk management process.

3. The Health and Safety toolbox (HSG268)

This section 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 are applicable to their organisations. Users can easily navigate through the content and find the guidance using the built-in search function.

Topics covered:

  • How to manage health and safety
  • Your organisation
  • Your workers
  • Your workplace
  • Electrical safety
  • Fire safety
  • Gas safety
  • Harmful substances
  • Machinery, plant and equipment
  • Manual handling
  • Noise
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Pressure equipment
  • Radiations
  • Risk assessments
  • Slips and trips
  • Vibration
  • Working at height
  • Working in confined spaces
  • Work-related stress
  • Workplace transport

4. A guide to managing risk

This section provides a simple step-by-step guide and practical advice on how to manage risk within an organisation. It includes:

  • Steps needed to manage risk
  • Identify hazards
  • Assess the risks
  • Control the risks
  • Record findings
  • Review the controls
  • Risk assessment template and examples

5. Work-Related Stress

This section includes a condensed version of HSE's stress management standards approach. Designed for smaller organisations, it comprises a step by step guide to manage work-related stress for:

  • Small organisations (up to 50 employees)
  • Medium-size organisations (51-250 employees)
  • Medium-size organisations, with multiple sites

The app also includes:

  • An intuitive search function - so users can find the guidance and content more quickly
  • Key products section - easily browse and purchase the Health and Safety Law Poster, Accident Book or Managing for Health and Safety publication (HSG65)
  • Automatic live updates - so users have the latest guidance and content sent automatically to their device

Find out what the app offers

How do I download the HSE app?

The HSE health and safety app is now available to download from the Apple iOS store and the Google Play Store.

Use the links below to download on your device:

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If you would like some more information or have a question about the app, please contact us at: