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ERWIN stands for Everything Regulation, Whenever It’s Needed and is probably one of the most useful business information web sites for SMEs – and yet hardly anyone has heard of  it.

ERWIN provides information relating to Environmental Health, Fire Safety, Licensing and Trading Standards. Most importantly, it is how you can search for that information and how it is delivered that makes this site so easy to use and so useful.  

If you are unsure of rules and regulations relating to your business, or would just like more detailed information on a specific subject, this site is invaluable. It also has the facility for you to search for your Local Authority and provides all the appropriate contact information.

There is a comprehensive list of business sectors and types. You chose your business criteria from a drop down list and you are then presented with detailed Information Sheets that are separated into high medium and low risk priorities. For example, if you are operate a bed a breakfast hotel there are 68 information sheets broken down into sections and risk as follows:

  Environmental Health Fire Safety Licensing Trading Standard Total
Priority 1
(high risk)  


6 0 4 26
Priority 2
(med risk)  
10 0 1 9 20
Priority 3
(low risk)
16 0 2 4 22
Total 42 6 3 17 68

The information covers everything from Cleaning of Food Premises and Fire Risk Assessments which are both high priority, to the low priority of Incidental Music.

You can print any of the sheets you need or use the links provided to further information. Better still, if you register you can save any information sheets in Your Workspace on the ERWIN site and work through the information as appropriate. You can also sign up for e-mail alerts to keep you abreast of new legislation.

We suggest you get to know ERWIN as soon as possible if you want to ensure you are meeting legislation.

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