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Current average rating: 4.8 / 5.0

Total number of reviews: 4255

asked about my business and tailored the safety package around my needs. Not money orientated, very customer driven. A*

Hall and Co Projects
Aaron Watson

Fast effective service Top class docs

High Efficiency Heating UK
Andy Baxter

Knowledge and attention to detail outstanding.

RyetecIndustrial Equipment Ltd

Very pleased with the explanation given for the system by Danial.

Brentwood Design Partnership
Ian Simmons

My Advisor was Rodney who was great, fantastic service throughout, a real asset to the Company. I will be recommending HS Direct to my contacts.

Stephen O'Rourke

Very comprehensive demo of service.

Express Property Services Ltd
Greg Hammick

Very professional delivery excellent system

Shaws Electrical Services
Phillip Shaw

Nick has been both very professional and patient with us. He listened to what we actually required and really tailored your service to suit what we require. I feel he has really gone above and beyond. As an employee he is really approachable and generally a nice guy. I look forward to working more closely with Nick during 2017.

UCS Electrical Limited
Lee Erswell

I had a very informative chat and was filled with confidence to undertake the startup of our Chas registration including the full support of the hsdirect team. My innitial call was purely for informational value but after spending over an hour explaining the ins and outs of what woudl be required to proceed, we did exactly that

Shepworth Construction Ltd
Jamie Shepherd

You delivered what was expected

Mark Duly Carpentry and Building Services
S J Gibson

answered all my questions and was able to show me examples.

About Time Solutions ltd
Bob Turner

Having been a customer for many years with HS Direct we cannot fault the service they provide. Personal, friendly, genuinely caring yet professional. None of this corporate formalities that we come across in business so much now. Keep up the excellent work!

R S Bailey Plumbing & Heating Limited
Jacqui Bailey

Very good presentation, Chloe was able to answer all my questions.

Wellbuild Ltd
Greg Bugajski

Excellent service, very friendly and helpful.

RJ O'Neill Property Services LTD
Sarah O'Neill

This is an ideal package from a Compliance perspective. Ticks all the boxes and similar to a SharePoint system.

HCS Group
Steven Potter

Very helpful service, we will definitely be using HS Direct moving forward.

MBC Building & Carpentry ltd
Mark Caldecourt

Meets all the needs I require for my business very helpful

Kershaws Garden Maintenance
Andy Kershaw

Good prompt and concise advise along with a persistence to solve the problem.

Flexible Business Interiors Ltd
David Leah

Very useful website and helpful customer service.

Cela Plumbing
Defrim Cela

Very informative, detailed introduction, pleasant, helpful and knowledgeable 😊

Sheffield Tachograph and Tail Lift Services Ltd
Deborah Barber

Always kept in touch, not pushy, polite and very helpful

Botaniclean ltd
Lucinda farrelle

Very informative and approachable

Uk Tinting Solutions
Duncan Richards

Found most helpful and raised points had not been aware of!

Ken Perry Electrical
Ken Perry

James was knowledgeable and helpful.

Watt Electrical Services Ltd
Gemma Dunleavy

Clear and detail information was provided to myself as a business owner about products and service that would be of benefit to me as a sole trader and for my up and coming Apprentice. I will definitely be in contact in the near future.

Angel Tiling
Sarah Dodgson

Extremely helpful, answered all of my questions and forwarded a free template to assist in assessing risks in the workplace under PUWER, thank you

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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
  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'
    • 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.