A Health and Safety Policy is a written statement outlining an employer’s legal duties under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (“the Act”). It sets out how health and safety issues are managed within an organisation and is a commitment to planning and managing health and safety at work.
It is the key to achieving an acceptable working environment and preventing accidents and instances of work-related ill health. Health and Safety legislation demands that a business with 5 or more employees must have a written Health and Safety Policy and for it to be brought to the attention of all staff.
Even where a policy statement is not required by law, smaller businesses are increasingly being required to produce a statement of intent for health and safety, as potential clients require all companies who associate with their business to demonstrate that they operate safely.
Implementing a company health and safety policy in your business doesn’t have to be expensive, time consuming or complicated. All of our policies are bespoke based on your industry and type of work you undertake.
- policy statement
- employer’s responsibilities
- employee’s responsibilities
- risk assessments
- safe plant and equipment
- hazardous substances
- accidents and first aid
- emergency procedures