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Current average rating: 4.8 / 5.0

Total number of reviews: 4256

Excellent service all round and quick response to any queries or questions, the safety first package is second to none.

LEBC Midlands Ltd
Lee Essex

Excellent service in gaining our CHAS Accreditation, Katie at HS Direct done all the administration work for our company and saved us so much time, Brilliant Job thanks

LJ Joinery & Building Contractors ALtd
Kevin Barry

Very helpful staff with follow up calls and reassurance of the product being purchased.

PGS Japanese Knotweed Solutions
Stanley Jeffery

Very happy with Shale and Rob, they have helped us through the initial stages of our H&S Package and would happily recommend these programmes. Every query we had was answered straight away, no 24 hours response times. Still getting to grips with our package but very impressed to date. thank you

Barnsdales Fm Ltd
Kathryn Brearley

Josh knew exactly what information i required which he e-mailed over straight away.

Buckland & Carr Ltd

The services received by HS Direct have been impeccable, especially those provided by Robert Bull who always provides outstanding customer service and is a pleasure to work with.

Capital Floors ltd
Kat Pepper

Billy was extremely helpful and patient with us, from setting us up to guiding us through each section, It was a pleasure to work with him. No query goes unanswered and was always dealt with efficiently. 5* service :-)

Jayne Knight

Great price, great service, fully supported.

South West Building Solutions Ltd
Helen Hardwidge

The colleague that handled my inquiry (Rodney Marsh), was so professional and courteous in his manner. He also went above and beyond what was necessary, even interrupting his own free time to do so, in making sure we have everything that we would need. Therefore, I will be recommending your company to everyone that I know, because of the excellent service and assistances that I have been given. Many thanks!

Earth Rainbow
David Brice

Excellent customer care and very helpful and responsive at all times.

Sheila Jones

Excellent customer care and very helpful and responsive at all times.

Sheila Jones

Responsive, professional and approachable

Best security & F M Ltd

Brilliant product well so we had used this company years ago very professional

Dsc engineers
David ambler

5 Stars not enough. Rodney Marsh was helpful beyond and extremely polite..

Mechanical Services Ltd

I'm just starting to expand my business , looking a putting HS into practise

SW Carpentry
Steve Warwick

A very good and prompt services every time we contact you

F E Mason & Son Ltd

I had to get my health and safety paperwork sorted out and HS Direct did a good job on a very tight schedule. Thanks guys - especially to you Martyn

Park Management Services Limited
V Stewart

Very quick response to my query

malcolm lewis developments ltd
christine lewis

Prompt attention excellent advice, support from all the staff is brilliant get signed up to them

LJ Joinery Ltd
Kevin Barry

Very speedy informative advice answering my evening query by 9.03 am the following day!!!

KB Buildings Ltd
Delia Roberts

prompt, great time to explain process return calls within a decent time frame, offer a great service cheers

a knight
Anthony Knight

Brilliant friendly service very knowledgeable would definitely use again

Venture taxis
Kirsty Summers

Nice friendly people easy to talk to and so helpful.

Powershift Blast Cleaning Ltd
Mike Fielding

Great help when we have an issue.

Martin Cook Electrical Services Ltd
Fausta Pleterski

Helped out quickly and information sent very good

Foxdale Engineering services Ltd
Dave Gribbin

Excellent quick and efficient service.

B&M Installations
Jane Bell
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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.