What is 'guidance'?

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) issues guidance to employers, giving them practical advice on complying with the law. Although less powerful than regulations, guidance should still be taken seriously by employers.

The guidance for each main area of health and safety law can be found on the HSE website.

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