A written health and safety policy is a key element
to successful health and safety management and is
also a legal requirement for any organisation that
employs 5 or more employees.
A health and safety policy should include:
A Statement of Intent
This section of the health and safety policy
details an organisation's commitment towards health
and safety management.
Organisation and Responsibilities
The organisation and responsibilities section
provides details of how health and safety is
organised and the health and safety responsibilities
of those within the organisation.
Arrangements for Health and Safety
The arrangements section of a health and safety
policy will provide details of how health and safety
risks will be managed by an organisation.
A health and safety policy should take into account
the actual risks generated by an organisation and how they
will be managed; that is why
all of the Health & Safety Policies which we write
take into account our clients size, structure and
activities. For small organisations this will
require a telephone consultation. For larger
organisations or those with more complex activities,
visits to premises and observation of activities may
be also be required.