HS Direct Ltd - UK Health & Safety Service Providers

Founded in March 2004, HS Direct Ltd has grown from a small start-up organisation with just a handful of clients to providing Health & Safety assistance to over 10000 customers annually. Now, with a large team of highly committed staff you can be assured you are selecting a stable company to assist you with your projects Health & Safety regulations. Our experience in the Health & Safety field has allowed us to create easy to use documents and software to cater for the Health & Safety needs of your company.

With highly trained and specialist consultants - Health & Safety has never been so easy. Our consultants can provide you with detailed information on the rules and regulations set by the Health & Safety Executive as well as provide information and assistance for setting up your own Risk Assessments, Method Statements and COSHH Assessments.

We have recently purchased the Safety First software packages for both of our companies and the First for Contractors package for Bluegroup Retail from HS Direct Ltd.

The software is intuitive, straightforward and after looking at various other solutions found this product to be the ideal choice and at the right price point for our business model.

...After placing the order , the startup time was very quick and the initial walk through was really helpful. We are looking forward to using this software on a regular basis and would highly recommend it and HS Direct Ltd.

Fergus Goodson, Director, Bluegroup Retail.

With a polite, cheerful and helpful sales & support team, you're able to call any time to discuss your safety requirements. Our dedicated team will always help you get the products that suit your needs and demonstrate excellent customer service, whilst striving to provide you with any Health & Safety solutions. Whether it's completely bespoke software to assist you with Health & Safety Management, or assistance with our online product list - our sales & support team can help you find the perfectly suited solutions to your Health & Safety requirements.

HS Direct customers benefit from a highly experienced development & technical support team. The support team can help you with any problems or troubles that may arise when working with any product from HS Direct Ltd. Safety First Pack holders can rest assured that our developers always strive to provide you with an easy to use, updated system to help you manage your Health & Safety obligations. With new features being implemented frequently, regular maintenance that doesn't affect the end-user and no installation required - our software is second to none.

I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you very much for your hard work on this project, your attention to details is second to none.

I am very pleased that I chose HS Direct as the company to deal with this job for me.

Royston Lyons, Event Caterers, Swindon.

Our offices are open from 8am - 9pm (9am - 5pm weekends), so please feel free to call us at any time. At HS Direct Ltd we are proud of our excellent customer service and you can be assured that whatever your problem, we will do our very best to ensure we find the correct solution for your particular situation.

Everything you purchase online from us can be downloaded instantly, so there is no need to wait for that important document. With our money back guarantee you can rest safe in the knowledge that if it is unsuitable, we will refund your money.

The technical team from HS Direct first introduced themselves when I started using the online portal in the early part of 2010. I have found them to be friendly and easy to talk to when discussing ideas or issues, quick to help resolve anything asked of them and very efficient in doing so. If there's a new idea I have or an addition to our current system which I think may make our system more user friendly the development team are always there to assist and do their best to make it happen. I highly recommend hsdirect.

Lucille Ridley, Technical Secretary, SLR Consulting Ltd.

Sheffield Head Office

Bury St Edmunds


I don't have Microsoft Office or Microsoft Word, what should I do?

If you don't have Microsoft Office, or Microsoft Word installed on your PC or Mac, don't worry - you can still use our products. You can get a free alternative from Open Office.

Open Office Org is open-source developed alternative to Microsoft Office, developed by a large software company called Oracle. Open Source means the company who build the software, allow 100% use of it, 100% free.

Since Open Office is specifically developed to be exactly the same as Microsoft Office, with all the same programs in the suite (Eg: Word, Excel, Access and Power Point) - it will freely open any Microsoft Office file-format. Meaning, just because a document was written in Microsoft Word, doesn't mean it can't be opened in another program. Open Office will do that, and vise versa.

To download and install Open Office;

  1. Go to www.openoffice.org.
  2. On the left hand side, click 'I want to download Open Office'. In the green box, click the main link which starts with 'Start downloading OpenOffice.org...'
    • Windows Only:When the program has downloaded, click Install and wait for the program to install.
    • MAC OSX Only:When the program has downloaded, a notification box will pop up with an arrow from the Open Office Icon to the Applications Folder in Finder, drag the icon to the Applications folder to install the program.
  3. You are now ready to use Open Office, and the documents you have purchased from us.