While it is not always widely known, many charities and third sector organisations are subject to health & safety duties under UK law. These obligations can apply if the organisation is for charitable purposes, not-for-profit, and even where it is run largely by volunteers.

We know that it can be difficult for office bearers and senior staff in organisations to understand and navigate these health & safety responsibilities. This handy guide offers a basic introduction to health & safety duties for charities, trusts and third sector organisations, and sets out what might happen if there is a breach of health & safety law.

Contributors

Kate Donachie

Legal Director

Alison Waddell

Associate