A well constructed health and safety policy sets the direction for the organisation by demonstrating senior management commitment, setting health and safety in context with the other business objectives and making a commitment to continuous improvement of health and safety performance.
Any company that employs 5 or more members of staff has a legal requirement to have a health and safety policy in place.
The document should identify key responsibilities for health and safety within the organisation for both managers and staff, and identify the Director or key Senior Manager with overall responsibility for formulating and implementing the policy.
The general arrangements for health and safety within the organisation should be outlined in the policy.
Dependent upon the type of organisation and the risks involved, the policy may need to be supplemented by more detailed arrangements, often provided in manual or handbook format.
The health and safety policy should be regularly reviewed to ensure that it constantly reflects your business developments.
AW Safety Management can help:
Our consultants have built up a wealth of experience working with organisations to design and implement an effective health and safety policy and procedures.
We can help you with policies in a number of ways:
- Identification of policies needed.
- Writing of bespoke policies for your organisation.
- Designing and delivering training in support of policies.
- Auditing against adherence company policies.
- Review and update of existing policies.
We would be happy to have an informal discussion about your health and safety policy and how we can help you meet the requirements.