Whether you're interested in the smaller business community, are planning to start a business or have an existing business, we have a package for you.
Our most popular package is FSB Business Essentials which includes a whole range of benefits and products designed to make your business fly
A suite of legal benefits including a dedicated helpline, bundled insurance products and a range of online information to keep your business safe. Plus a whole range of negotiated benefits to help save you money and win business.
Our Business Creation package is designed to make starting a business simpler, allowing you time to focus on what's important - making it a success.
Specialist company formation benefits, access to FSB networking, business banking and a range of products to help get you setup in business.
Joining FSB Connect is free and is a great way to be part of the FSB Community and have your voice heard.
You'll be able to access specialist networking events with like-minded members of the community and have your say in our Big Voice survey panel.
Whatever your circumstances, we have a package to suit you and your business. Click the button below to see which benefits are included in each package and start your FSB journey.
'Within a few weeks of joining we'd taken advantage of FSB’s Online Legal Documents. We started a graduate programme and access to these documents gave us an understanding of the legal side, and has helped us to create a number of processes and procedures.'
'When we first took on a member of staff, we used the online legal document template library. FSB does more important stuff than you think it does, there are lots of member benefits, probably more than we actually use.'
'Having somebody like FSB behind you is fantastic. There is a whole team behind the organisations, whatever is required: support, advice, finance, you know that you’re not alone, you’ve got FSB.'
We represent a diverse range of businesses from retailers to marketing agencies and just about everything in between. Take a look at more member stories and see how we could help your business fly.
More Member Stories
We offer three packages to suit your business needs. Joining FSB Connect is free, our Business Essentials package starts at £172.50 in the first year and our specialist Business Creation package has a fixed price of £129.
Some staff and owners may be a little less aware of health and safety when it comes to work done away from your core business premises.
In the vast majority of offsite working cases, you, as an owner, do still have to meet certain obligations, however. We’ve created this guide to help you meet your business’s offsite working needs.
The initial trouble with defining “offsite work” is that your health and safety provisions will differ based on what kind of business you are. A sales business will have fewer risks to consider than a construction business, for example.
Similarly, the nature of offsite work means that, often, staff are left to work alone and without supervision, meaning health and safety provisions might fall by the wayside.
Working alone and without supervision brings with it a certain issue: can one person handle the risks of their job? It may seem fine to allow your staff some autonomy, but if the risks of the job are made worse as a result of working alone, you will most certainly be liable in the event that an injury occurs.
For example, is any machinery that your lone offsite staff use safe for one person to operate? What is the procedure in the event of a lone worker being injured? If working in groups, is there at least one staff member trained in first aid? These are the kind of offsite-specific considerations that should be made.
One thing remains constant all the same, though. No matter what kind of business you operate, you need to ensure that you approach offsite health and safety with the same level of stringency you do for health and safety at your core business premises. All risks must be considered and managed as much as reasonably possible, such as through training, protective equipment, and reducing exposure to hazards where able.
Working from home is usually a little simpler in relation to health and safety provisions. This is mostly because working from home usually takes the form of typical office work at a computer. In cases like this, the equipment usually already belongs to the staff member, and is not something that you would be liable for.
However, you should still perform a risk assessment and identify any possible risks, as it would be particularly unfortunate to facilitate working from home if you are unaware of the conditions of their workspace. Ensuring your employees’ wellbeing is always beneficial. Similarly, if your business needs to provide the home worker with equipment for whatever their job role is, you need to ensure that it is fit for purpose and sufficient for any hazards your risk assessment has determined to be part of the job.
By approaching offsite work with the right mind-set, you’ll be able to leave your employees as safe as possible during their workday, which can only lead to a more efficient workforce for your business.
Once all reasonable provisions have been made to ensure safety, you should find that your business runs much for efficiently with fewer injuries.
FSB offer a Health and Safety Advice service to help you through every stop of making your business as safe as possible. We provide you with:
To find out more, get in touch with a member of our team or visit our Health and Safety Advice page.
A dedicated resource destination for Health & Safety advice and news with regularly updated documents written by Health & Safety experts.
National Federation of Self Employed & Small Businesses LimitedSir Frank Whittle Way / Blackpool / FY4 2FE. National Federation of Self Employed & Small Businesses Limited (FSB) is registered in England, number 1263540