MANY Health and Safety leaflets are going over their small and medium-sized business targets' heads because the reading age needed to understand them is too high for their owners and managers.

Delegates at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents' (RoSPA) recent conference at Birmingham heard Sandra Caldwell, head of the Health and Safety Executive's Health Directorate, bring this surprising fact out in the open.

The HSE has been researching the effectiveness of leaflets and other publications for the small business ...

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