The Official HSE Health and Safety app for SMEs

Guidance at your fingertips

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 official HSE app has been designed to help people better understand the law, their health and safety rights, and their responsibilities. It is not designed for health and safety professionals, consultants or those looking for detailed information on health and safety law.

Created in partnership with the Stationery Office (TSO), the app is primarily for small businesses or those who are new to health and safety to help them better understand the law and what is required to protect employees.

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?

1. use HSE's approved risk management tools:

  • manual handling assessment charts (MAC) tool
  • assessment of repetitive tasks (ART) tool
  • risk assessment of pushing and pulling (RAPP) tool
  • stress indicator tool (SIT). exclusive videos by a HSE inspector that guide you through the risk management process.

3. understand how to manage health and safety:

  • finding the right guidance for your business
  • basic advice for small businesses
  • making arrangements to manage health and safety
  • your workers and workplace
  • how to manage health and safety (plan, do, check, act)
  • the law (links to regulations, legal duties of workers, criminal and civil law)
  • useful resources.

4. learn how to manage risks and conduct risk assessments:

  • steps needed to manage risk
  • risk assessment template and examples
  • common workplace risks
  • more detail on managing risk.

5. investigate workplace accidents and incidents:

  • what does the law say you should do?
  • why investigate?
  • the benefits
  • who should carry out the investigation
  • when should the investigation start?
  • what does the investigation involve?
  • steps to take after an accident or incident
  • reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences
  • should I investigate?
  • what makes an investigation successful?
  • glossary
  • investigation forms

6. Work-related stresslearn how to manage work-related stress for:

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

In addition, there is a link to the Working Minds campaign that provides a range of tools and support to help small businesses find the best ways to prevent work related stress and promote good mental health.

7. publication and reference list for:

Includes a full publications and reference list for:

  • Legal series (L)
  • Approved codes of practice (ACOP)
  • Health and safety guidance (HSG)
  • Health and safety regulations (HSR)

8. register for the latest training and events delivered by HSE.

Also, includes an intuitive search function, key products section and automatic live updates.

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: