Health and safety is not a burden, say SMEs

The finding “puts the lie to the suggestion that small businesses see health and safety regulation as an unnecessary burden”, said the report’s author, Tom Papworth, associate director at CentreForum.

The think tank emailed a 20 question survey to 30,000 SMEs (defined for the report as businesses with between 20 and 249 members of staff) between May and June 2014. Of the 304 who replied, 99% (all but one) said health and safety regulations were, on the whole, necessary.

Fourth fifths of respondents were confident that their company complied with all relevant health and safety regulations and three quarters thought compliance was easy.

To read the full article visit Health and Safety at Work.

Post date: 16 Feb 2015

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