The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are delighted to announce the release of a bespoke mobile app, 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 a variety of 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.
What does the app include?
1. 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.
• 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
• Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
• Pressure equipment
• Risk assessments
• Slips and trips
• Working at height
• Working in confined spaces
• Work-related stress
• Workplace transport
2. 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
3. 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
Bugfixes, minor content updates.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Shocking lack of useful information
I was genuinely pleased when I saw the HSE had finally created an app. But looking through the available information it is shockingly sparse, there’s a complete absence of any detailed information. Apart from being a very basic introduction to H&S this app will of no use to anyone on site. I would like to delete the app and get a refund, please advise how I would do that. Many thanks
Developer Response ,
Hi, sorry to hear this. The primary reason for the creation of a mobile app, was that HSE recently conducted some market research for SMEs and discovered that most wanted a quick reference guide on their mobile or tablet device. Therefore, it was agreed that the best way to achieve this demand would be to convert the current guidance into a mobile app platform and charge a small price point for the convenience. We appreciate you could get the same content from the HSE website and it is entirely your decision to do so. However, the app allows you to quickly search a topic or query and provides the guidance required for most small to medium sized businesses. There is also a live updates feature, so you don’t have to continually refer to the HSE website if there has been an update in the guidance, as the app will automatically notify and update for you. Finally, we are still in beta phase, so if you do have any suggestions about what you would like to see included in the app, please do get in touch – firstname.lastname@example.org
Really disappointed with this app. Although I understand that it is just a basic app which provides links to the main webaite, It is pretty useless when it’s easier and more convenient to browse the HSE website via my phones browser instead. I hope that this app gets fleshed out more in the future. Would have bean more useful if HSE included their assessment tools.
Didn’t work well
I downloaded this app but when I attempted to go back into it the second time it wouldn’t work. I had to delete it and reinstall it. I’ve done this every time I’ve gone to use it for a second time following download.
Furthermore, someone needs to proof read before publication.
‘Your workers’/‘contractors’. Read the bit About CDM. Not good coming from the enforcing authority.
Developer Response ,
Hi, sorry to hear this. Could you forward details to email@example.com and we will look into this for you. With regards to the CDM reference; thank you for bringing this to our attention. We have reviewed the content and have now updated the link and reference and rolled out as a live update directly to your device. We apologise for the inconvenience this may have caused in the meantime.
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- 40.7 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Age Rating
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Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.