Here are a range of useful links to help you source health and safety information. They cover a number of topics that might be relevant to a small charity or community group. Also provided are some of Green Pepper’s downloadable documents to help you manage health and safety more effectively.

From time to time, Green Pepper runs training on health and safety for small charities. For more details, please see upcoming events. If you need help or advice, consultancy is also available as a service.

Green Pepper Resources

Briefing: Risk Assessment for Small Charities (pdf) 

Checklist: Health and Safety for Small Charities (pdf)

Blank report form:  Risk assessment report form

Template: Health and Safety Policy (Word doc.)

External links

Scottish Government: Health and Safety at Work

Public Health Scotland: Healthy Working Lives

HSE Guide: Health and Safety Made Simple (pdf)

HSE Guide: Workplace Health, safety and Welfare (pdf)

HSE Guide: Risk Assessment (pdf)

VCES: Health and Safety of Volunteers (pdf)

HSE Health and Safety Checklist for Village and Community Halls (pdf)

RoSPA: Children’s Indoor Soft Play

Play England: Managing Risk in Play Provision (pdf)

HSE: Running Events

HSE: Charity Shops Risk Assessment Tool

RoSPA: Minibus Safety (pdf)

RoSPA: Volunteer Driver’s Handbook (pdf)

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service: Your Duties

Safer Scotland: Record of Fire safety Risk Assessment – Report form for small premises (pdf)

GOV.UK: Fire Safety

GOV.UK: A Short Guide to Making Your Premises Safe From Fire (pdf)

A number of local infrastructure organisations, such as Cambridge CVS, also have a health and safety resource page.